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Longwood House

Longwood, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha STHL 1ZZ
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Upkeep of Napoleons outside is very admirable

As always, the people looking after this small piece of France are doing a great job. This has... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
elouise36
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
Fantastic history tour

Great visit. With an electronic audio tour, it's very easy to understand about Napoleon's years in... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
James M
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to his death in 1821.
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  • Average4%
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

As always, the people looking after this small piece of France are doing a great job. This has always attracted tourists as many who have made it here have come on cruise ships from France just to see this house along with the smaller one...More

Thank elouise36
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great visit. With an electronic audio tour, it's very easy to understand about Napoleon's years in exile. The house is impressive, and the gardens well looked after. Worth the visit along with the Valley of the Tomb and the Briars Pavilion.

Thank James M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Audio is now provided but as I was the only one visiting at that time Ivy tool me round and explained things to me personally which I preferred. The house is not all that big but it does have a garden area to look at...More

1  Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Longwood House was the final abode of the Emperor Napoleon after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Even though St Helena is a British Overseas Territory; Longwood House and the surrounding land was gifted to France by Queen Victoria, and has an Honorary French...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 November 2016

the house where napoleon lived the last 6 years of his life and where he died. History all around. he was walking every day to a nice spot which he choose it as the place for his future tomb.this is what local say.

Thank GEOVANA A
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Through the exhibits in the house - now a museum - one gets a fascinating insight into the man that crowned himself as emperor and was once feared in Europe. Here he spent his last years and much in the house is still as it...More

1  Thank MariannedJ2013
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This was Napoleon's permanent residence after his exile following his defeat at Waterloo. He lived here until his death in 1821. It is a beautiful spot in Longwood and costs 10 pound for entry per person, which gives access to the house, the gardens, Napoleon's...More

1  Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 10 January 2016

St. Helena was a stop on our trans-Atlantic cruise. during our tour of the island with Horizons Tours we visited Longwood House. Our stop on the island was a Sunday so normally the house is closed. But, we were fortunate enough to have at least...More

Thank Lane C
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Imagine getting back to the UK and telling people you have been to St Helena. Most won't know where it is, but a few will know that it was the place of Napoleon's exile and a few may even know you can visit his house....More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We took the opportunity to visit whilst a cruise ship was visiting the island. The grounds are well kept and you are greeted at the main door of the house. Each room (and narrative provided by a local guide) is interesting and informative, providing a...More

Thank Martin P
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