Landmark & Views

The Castle

Saint Helena / Africa

The Castle is located on Grand Parade and is one of the oldest structures on St Helena. The Castle is the government building of St Helena. This building houses the governor, chief secretary, financial secretary as well as being the meeting place for the legislative council. Disappointedly, it’s appearance does not resemble a castle. However, it is believed that on one of the floors of the castle, a stain of blood can be found. It is thought to be Governor Joshua Johnston when he was shot there by mutineers in 1692. Another myth is that escape tunnels from the castle to the wharf still exist. Whether or not these both are true, we are not sure. Nonetheless, entry is open to the public during office hours. The public are allowed to visit the archives, but only very import people are invited for tours. The castle gardens are also worth exploring.

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