- Holiday Guide
History and Harbours
The lesser visited neighbour of Jersey in the Channel Islands, Guernsey is a colourful island filled with history, quaint villages and harbour towns.
Guernsey is only 24 square miles... so no matter where you stay, the island is easily accessible and great for adventures. For a small island it has impressive gastronomy... you can sample al fresco dining, with lazy lunches along the cliff tops and leisurely gatherings at old farmhouse restaurants, perfect for a self catering holiday. Try Guernsey's beach kiosks, take a picnic or grab some fish and chips and watch the sun set over this fantastic island
Made for romance, Guernsey is great for couples young or old as long as you like it quiet!
St Peter Port
The small capital of Guernsey is St Peter Port and with its old fashioned cobbled streets and picturesque marina, it is easy to see why it is known as one of Europe's prettiest harbour towns.
Overlooked by Castle Cornet for the past 800 years... it provides a spectacular backdrop to the town. St Peter Port is rare in that it has retained its identity with its local stores, small boutiques and gift shops jostling for space alongside large brand names giving it a true village feel! More information about
Sister Islands (Alderney, Herm & Sark)
If you have time on your hands, why not take a ride on a boat or small plane and explore Guernsey's neighbouring Bailiwick islands. Stroll along a deserted beach... explore a castle or find a quiet space just for you! Herm and Sark offer a traffic-free paradise for those who long for the quiet life with little nooks and crannies great for supping coffee and watching the world go by.
Alderney will welcome you with open arms and Jersey is perfect if you want a more cosmopolitan day out. Alderney is a nature lover's paradise, small, relaxed and friendly, surrounded by flora and steeped in history, with beautiful beaches to match.
Explore castles and forts, picnic in hidden gardens or immerse yourself in art galleries and museums... if you want to learn more about the island's history, head to the Guernsey tapestry at the Gallery in St James Concert Hall, wander through the beautiful Candie Gardens or explore Hauteville House.
Go to the island during Alderney Week (the first week of August) and participate in markets, street parties and fun for all the family!
Guernsey uses the currency of Guernsey pounds... these are not accepted in the UK and should be changed for UK pounds before leaving.