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Whalebone Arch

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

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More than the bones of a church!

The Whalebone Arch is a must see in Stanley, we also went inside the Christ Church which is also lovely. The Whalebone Arch is easily visible from the road which sits along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judith G
Adelaide, Australia
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but lovely. There are some interesting stained glass windows and plaques commemorating those killed in military battles.

Thank Wendy H
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whalebone Arch is a must see in Stanley, we also went inside the Christ Church which is also lovely. The Whalebone Arch is easily visible from the road which sits along the coasts in the main part of town, and it is easy to photograph. The arch is made from blue whale jawbones. There are several other monuments and... More 

Thank Judith G
Denville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small brick church with an arch made out whale bone, If you are in the Falklands and near I would take fifteen minutes and visit the church. How often do you visit the Falklands?

Thank nancy s
Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're here, you've probably been to Antarctica and seen whales but these bones are from two big brutes. Blue whale jaws. Bones from the earth's largest ever mammal. Be humble. We nearly hunted it to extinction.

Thank RIchard_of_Binegar
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting story and amazing to see these whalebones which have been preserved over time due to weather damage

Thank supersatisfied
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you know this sculpture represents (I did not) or simply stumbled across it in the town of Stanley, it is not possible to ignore. With limited information, it simply holds your imagination about the immensity of the whale. It's what I call a "WOW" thing!

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Whalebone Arch was just up the street from the harbor dock. It's set in the midst of a beautiful garden and is a great place to take some snaps of the charming town of Stanley.

Thank rtbp99
Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Not a lot to see or say other than that this whalebone arch is iconic - the very symbol of Port Stanley.

Thank John A
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

An interesting road to stroll along while at Falkland Island, all sites of this town in walking distance of port. Whale Bone Church is a must see although cannot be missed when walk the main road.

Thank janice07_13
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

No visit to Stanley in the Falklands is complete without visiting the church and it's whalebone arch! Truly impressive and memorable.....a Falkland must do...Easy to locate and almost in the center of everything! Bring your camera!!

Thank billybuzzy

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