Falkland Islands Office Profile
Our Falkland Islands office is located in the centre of historic Stanley, within easy walking distance of most of Stanley’s attractions and amenities. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands is a colourful sea side town situated around the waters of the prominent Stanley Harbour. The town is renowned for its British heritage, such as the distinctive British pubs and red phone boxes.
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At the office you’ll find:
Less than half a minute’s walk from the sea front. The office is ideally situated half minutes’ walk from the sea front. Keen walkers can enjoy exploring the beauty of the beaches or discover the tallest mountain in the Island, Mount Usborne (705m). You can also enjoy views of the migrating penguin colony and fantastic surf frequented by dolphins.
The office has fairly basic facilities and no canteen, but in Stanley everybody goes home for lunch most days. Visitors have the choice to explore the nearby restaurants, offering menus ranging from gourmet cuisine to home style cooking as well as standard pub food. The Falkland Islands pride themselves in serving locally produced food with home-grown vegetables and meat reared on the farm or locally caught fish.
The best places to eat, drink and shop
Food & Drink
- For eating out, the Waterfront and The Malvina House Hotel continue to set the standard at the top end of the market
- Shorty’s Diner is a great option for something a bit less formal, offering hearty fare at competitive prices
- Stanley boasts six pubs, four of which are within five minutes’ walk of the office. The Victory Bar does a great steak-night, whilst Deano’s and the Globe both regularly host live music and discos. The Rose Tavern has the feel of an English country pub
The islands’ gift shops are known for crafting beautiful hand-made items ranging from jewelry featuring local semi-precious, opaque pebbles to leather goods. Shops also boast wooden souvenirs crated from driftwood and salvaged shipwrecks to woollen garments knitted from Falklands’ wool to suit all tastes.
Enthusiastic collectors will be wowed by the variety of coins, stamps and medallions whilst art lovers can explore the local art work on offer – land and sea-scapes, historical attractions and wildlife.
Sport & Fitness
Living in the Falkland Islands provides great opportunities for sporting activities, from running, hiking and cycling, to squash, cricket and archery.
The Falklands provides one of the world’s few wilderness fishing experiences where fish in excess of 5kg are frequently caught. Other sporting opportunities include horse racing, shooting or indoor sports at the Stanley Leisure Centre.
Local attractions, culture and the arts
The Falkland Islands Museum is located on the seafront, approximately four hundred yards from the Office. It offers a good opportunity for visitors to discover the heritage and development of the Falkland Islands’ community. The museum compromises of two buildings, Britannia House exhibits the social and natural history of the Falklands while the Carmell Cottage is one of the original colonist’s cottages from 1849, recreated to show life as it was from the 1840s to the 1970s.
Christchurch Cathedral, the 1982 Memorial and the Whalebone Arch are all worth seeing as well.
Local tours are available for day trips, enabling visitors to explore the historic side of the island and bringing stories of the Falklands to life.
The Falkland Islands boast a huge array of wildlife, much of which is easily accessible from Stanley, including dolphins, whales, elephant seals, birds of prey, albatross and four types of penguins.
Stanley is known for its wildlife watching. The island offers the ultimate bird watching experiences providing easy accessibility to the worlds’ rarest bird colonies. Well known for penguins, onlookers will enjoy antics of these birds both at shore and sea. Add to this there are other interesting birds from the Cara-Care to the Steamer Duck.
Stanley offers the ultimate fishing experience. There are no crowds in the Falklands so enthusiasts benefit from the regions remote locations enjoying the privacy of the streams, river and the coastal estuaries.
Hiking options range from short strolls along the streets of Stanley to long walks to the hills or coastlines for a whole day. Visitors can get away from it all to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings accompanied by the natural sounds of the wildlife and the wind.