With the release of the hotly anticipated movie “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” coming to cinemas in April, we have complied a list of things to do in Guernsey, so you can come and explore this gorgeous island in person and not just in front of a screen.
The stunning island of Guernsey, located in the English Channel is best known for its beaches and warm climate, but it is also the history and quaint buildings and attractions you need to see, it’s also referred to as a 'tax haven' thus making people believe you must be wealthy to live there. Whilst meals out may cost more than that of mainland UK you can sightsee the 24 square miles of the island for free or for good value.
Guernsey has a long history dating back 6,500 years to Neolithic times, to the Napoleonic wars and to the most recent Second Would War all of which have left their mark on the island. From leisurely cliff walks to the visiting one of the world’s smallest chapels there is an abundance of things to do on this gorgeous little island...
You will spot this as you fly into or sail into the island. Castle Cornet is an 800-year-old castle, standing in St Peter Port harbor. There are 5 museums and several gardens to explore. Join the 10.30am guided tour and listen out for the noon-day gun. You will need 3 hours or so to explore
Admission- £10.50 *
Open- March - November: 10am – 5pm (9.30am - 5pm July and August).
Naval Signals HQ
The headquarters of the German Naval Commander Channel Islands was established in the nearby La Collinette Hotel, and the Signal HQ was responsible for all radio traffic to and from Germany and the other Islands. Visit the last operational Signals HQ that was running up until 9 May 1945, using the Enigma code machines that were being decoded by the staff at Bletchley Park
Admission - £3.50 *
Open- March - October 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Guernsey Museum Candie Gardens
Guernsey Museum houses a permanent exhibition of the story of Guernsey and an Art Gallery running alongside temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year, all housed within the restored Victorian Candie Gardens where you can enjoy fantastic views over the harbour and see the statues of Victor Hugo & Queen Victoria, Candie Gardens on its own is gorgeous
Admission - £6.50 *
Open- Summer 10am- 5pm. Winter 10am- 4pm
A little-known secret. Climb the stairs to the top of the highest tower in St Peter Port, where you are treated to panoramic views across Guernsey. The key to enter must be collected from the Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens before arrival at the tower
Admission – free
Open- Same as museum