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Best of Jamestown Guide

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The capital of Saint Helena, a remote island located 1200 miles off the West coast of Africa, is Jamestown. The town was founded in 1659 by the British East India Company, and the island is still a United Kingdom Overseas Territory. The island is so isolated that it was chosen to be a place of exile for Britain's political prisoners, including Napoleon. Longwood House, where he lived until his death, still stands. The perilous 699 step Jacob's Ladder leads up to a stunning view of the island.

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Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder
This narrow set of 399 steps is the only path out of the seaward end of Jamestown.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Museum of St. Helena
The Museum of St. Helena
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder
This narrow set of 399 steps is the only path out of the seaward end of Jamestown.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Museum of St. Helena
The Museum of St. Helena
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
See nearby places to eat

Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Longwood House
Longwood House(St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)
The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to his death in 1821.
Attraction type: Historic Sites

All places to eat » Places to eat

The Sandwich Bar
The Sandwich Bar
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Jamestown
Price: US$1 - US$5
Cuisines: Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Blue Lantern
Blue Lantern
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Jamestown
Cuisines: European
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
2onMain
2onMain
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Jamestown
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Anne's Place
Anne's Place
Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Jamestown
Cuisines: Seafood, International, European
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
The Sandwich Bar
The Sandwich Bar
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Jamestown
Price: US$1 - US$5
Cuisines: Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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