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Napoleon’s death: Moment de Memoire Service 2018

With the bicentenary of Napoleons’ death only three years away, St Helena held its annual Moment de Memoire service on 5 May 2018 at Napoleon’s Tomb in Sane Valley, recognising the 197th anniversary of his passing at Longwood House on 5 May 1821. The ceremony included the La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem, and following <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Lots Wifes Walk 2016

St Helena hosts another exciting Festival of Walking

This year’s Festival of Walking has drawn to a close with 100 people taking part, hiking from St Helena’s highest peak to its hidden ponds over the duration of the month-long event. With a programme of 20 walks, the annual Festival of Walking showcases the beauty of St Helena, giving locals and visitors the opportunity <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Mark Stratton walking on St Helena

Travel journalist Mark Stratton returns to St Helena

Mark Stratton is a freelance travel journalist who writes for titles including Wanderlust, the Daily Telegraph and National Geographic Traveller. He recently visited St Helena on assignment for Conde Nast Traveler USA. When did you first visit St Helena? What were your first impressions? It was back in 2012 I took the RMS St Helena <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Jonathan the tortoise St Helena

Shortlist for the 7 Wonders campaign released

Nominations are now in and tallied for the 7 Wonders of St Helena campaign 2018. In total 141 attractions across St Helena were put forward. Here are the top 15 to make the shortlist. Jonathan the Tortoise St Helena’s legendary Jonathan – said to be one of the world’s oldest living animals – was narrowly <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Learning about stargazing with Bob Bower

Astronomer jets in to launch St Helena stargazing event

St Helena has welcomed Bob Bower, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the British Astronomical Association, who is on island to help launch a new stargazing event. Bob has been an amateur astronomer since 1986 and built his first telescope in the early 1960s. He co-presented a weekly astronomy programme on a <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Cruise season is underway

The 2018 St Helena cruise season is well-underway, with three ships welcomed over the past week. As St Helenians headed to the hills for camping over the Easter holidays, the first visiting vessel, the Ocean Adventurer, pulled into James Bay on Saturday 31 March, overnighting until 1 April. The ship ticked off the three sister <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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John Wonnacott, Trail Run, Festival of Running 2016

Get in training for one of the most remote running festivals in the world

Need a post-Easter-chocolate challenge? Time to start training for this year’s St Helena Festival of Running! Athletes across the globe are invited to tackle the island’s trails and unbroken records across a series of events from 4 – 10 November 2018. The Festival includes: Marathon & Half-Marathon A challenging but rewarding feat, the breath-taking 42km <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Juliet Williams, St Helena Tourism, ITB 2018

St Helena attends leading German travel show

St Helena Tourism has attended its second travel and trade show of 2018, represented for the first time at ITB Berlin in Germany by Director of Tourism, Helena Bennett, and Tourism Manager, Juliet Williams. ITB Berlin is one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, combining leisure and business travel, adventure travel, responsible tourism and <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Dianas Peak, St Helena

St Helena to renew the list of 7 Wonders

This year marks a decade since the 7 Wonders of St Helena were announced. To celebrate the anniversary, St Helena Tourism is launching ‘St Helena’s Choice’, a campaign to identify the new list of Wonders. Nominations are open from Friday 16 March until Friday 13 April, to be followed by a shortlisted final vote. Here’s <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Peak Dale post box walk St Helena

Hiking boots at the ready for the Festival of Walking 2018

The Festival of Walking is one of the highlights of St Helena’s events calendar. This year we’ll be welcoming back some old favourites as well as adding a few different Post Box walks when the festival kicks off in April. Here’s what to look forward to. The line-up for walks between 7 and 29 April <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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