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Whalebone Arch

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Address: Ross Street, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands

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The whale bones are amazing, thankfully they no longer hunt whales for decoration like this. However it is very historical. The whole port is very English - loving the red mail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2016
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The whale bones are amazing, thankfully they no longer hunt whales for decoration like this. However it is very historical. The whole port is very English - loving the red mail box and telephone booth.

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It's quite a sight to see...when you then realise the size of a whale , and situated next to the cathedral it makes quite an impression.... Having seen it many times on programmes of the Falklands it made quite an impression

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It was lovely to see the Arch in real life having previously seen it many times on the TV programme Island Parish. It is a reminder of the long and varied history of the Islands.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Situated next to the property of the cathedral, the enormity of the whale bones dramatize how large whales are. It is fitting that both the arch and church face Prince William Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

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Colchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

On its own it is not that interesting an attraction, but it's next to the cathedral. It does give an indication of the size of whales. Apparently it was given by South Georgia.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Lovely church overlooking the ocean in Stanley - we had friends marry here at this point by the whalebone arch !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I would not go out of my way to view this whalebone arch, however it is next to the church so it is very convenient. Stanley is a quaint town and this is an easy walk from the tender boats.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We were so lucky to have a dry sunny day for our sightseeing around Port Stanley. Everywhere is so clean and people so friendly. A lovely place

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This arch is set in a lovely setting at the Falkland Islands. Stanley is a very small delightful town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Never mind how long a viist to Falklands may last there is always a time for a walk alongside bay promenade at which the church with Whalebone Arch in front is located. A real rare view of huge bones!!!!

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