What to expect on your Saint Helena holiday
Remote, ruled from afar and somewhat forgotten, the island has a fascinating history. It is renowned as the final place of exile for a defeated Napoleon, who eventually perished here in 1821. His six-year exile still fascinates modern-day visitors, with his residence, Longwood House, now a museum.
Rugged and mountainous, this small island erupts from the cold waters of the Atlantic. Unspoiled landscapes decorate the volcanic terrain, which offers fantastic walking and intriguing natural history. Away from the hills, the capital, Jamestown, has the atmosphere of an English country village, featuring a mix of colonial and Georgian architecture.