With its fabulous beaches, forts, castles, ancient tombs and amazing history you can see why Guernsey has been a popular holiday choice since the 1960’s and continues to thrive.
Take a look 👀
German Occupation Museum
The museum is home to what is undoubtedly the finest collection of Second World War relics in the Channel Islands. Using audio-visual technology the museum conveys the stories and experiences of Islanders during the five years of enemy occupation.
Fort Grey is home to a Shipwreck Museum, telling the stories of many of the vessels that have come to grief on this beautiful but treacherous coast. The museum contains many artefacts salvaged from the wrecks and from their fascinating information panels you will learn the gripping tales surrounding the disasters which date from the HMS Sprightly in 1777 to the Vermontborg in 2003.
Join Outdoor Guernsey in search of the real wilderness and hidden coves. Outdoor Guernsey offer a range of activities to keep you busy – Kayaking, Coasteering, Climbing, abseiling and my favourite….Puffin Patrols.
A great way to learn about the island is to join one of the amazing guided walks. All abilities are welcome and the walks range from a short stroll, a rough ramble or a gentle hike. Walking is so popular here that they hold two Walking Festivals – One in Spring, 12-28 May and Autumn, 15-30 September.
The Beautiful Beaches
Fermain Beach, the pebbly beach is tucked away and has crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming in. It’s an nice walk from St Peter’s Port too.
Petit Pot Beach is a real smugglers cove, with limited access through tree lines narrow lanes, it really is off the beaten track. It’s great for sandcastle making, has great rock pools and perfect if you want to be pirates!
🏡 WHERE TO STAY
If you want to be in the hustle and bustle St Peter’s Port is perfect with it’s cobbled streets, small boutiques and beautiful gardens. The restaurants here are so good, that the French sail over for the day to eat here! St Peter’s Port is considered to be one of the prettiest in Europe too.
There’s a good choice of apartments, cottages and hotels in this area from 3* to 5*.
If you like history stay at the Old Goverment House. It is grand, theatrical and sumptuous.
For a room with a view, the Hotel Ziggurat looks over the town and sea. The hotel is located at the top of the old steps.
The “Fat Rascals” has been highly recommended, and it’s also run by a Yorkshire couple. I have taken a sneaky look at their website and both the menu and the restaurant look fabulous❤
From early May to October Guernsey’s Airline Aurigny, fly 3 times a week from Leeds Bradford Airport.
The public transport on Guernsey is great, very regular and very cheap. The island is only small so cycling and walking is very popular. Car hire is also easy to arrange.
Head to the cinema! Guernsey recently saw its name in lights with the release of the film…..THE GUERNSEY, LITERARY AND POTOTO PEEL PIE SOCIETY!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks destination of the week, if I’ve missed anything exciting off, please feel free to share ❤