Port Stanley (Stanley) is the capital and only true city in the Falkland Islands. It is located on the isle of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope, south of Stanley Harbour, in one of the wettest parts of the islands. Stanley is known for its brightly painted corrugated iron roofs, which are visible from the harbour.
Stanley is the main shopping centre on the islands and the hub of East Falkland’s road network. Attractions include the Falkland Islands Museum, Government House, built in 1845 and home to the Governor of the Falkland Islands (currently Alan Huckle), Christ Church Cathedral, and is known for its whalebone arch, a totem pole, several war memorials and the shipwrecks in its harbour.
Things to see and do
* Falkland Islands Museum
* Christ Church Cathedral
* Gypsy Cove – Magellanic penguins 6 km
* Kidney Cove
* Volunteer Point
Cruise Season – Nov – April
Currency – Falkland Pound (FKP)
Language – English
Population – 2,900 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – Most large cruise ships will dock near the center of town and allow passengers time to roam the city.
Transport Links – Arrivals to Stanley either come by boat or from the airport. When arriving by air, passengers will come in from Mount Pleasant airport, which is located 56 km from town. Taxis and a shuttle bus can drop passengers off anywhere within the town. The smaller airport located just outside of town is used for domestic flights, although it is possible to land on an international flight at Mount Pleasant airport and then take a domestic flight to Stanley.