Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands it is a small island measuring around 50 sq. miles its capital and main port is St. Peter Port the town attracts many tourists. In the main summer holiday season it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance of your stay. You can opt for luxury hotels, self-catering or a campsite whichever suits your needs there is a variety to choose from.
St. Peter Port is situated on the east coast of the island and is an attractive small harbour town with steep narrow streets and a blend of styles. There are shops and boutiques to browse around, bistros, cafés for refreshment plus a good choice of pubs and restaurants. It is recommended you visit the Tourist Office for details of activities, tours and excursions available. You can take a Bus Island Tour or a Town Walking Tour either or both are worth doing.
Some visitor attractions you might like to visit include the house known as Hauteville House; it is a big attraction for visitors to St. Peter Port. The poet and writer Victor Hugo lived here for around 15 years while in exile from France. It has been preserved and many of the things are as the poet left them which gives one an insight into how the famous poet lived.
Castle Cornet which dominates the harbour entrance also contains museums and is worth exploring, allow approximately 2 hours. The ancient harbour fortress is open to the public April – October.
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery which is located in Candie Gardens houses permanent and temporary collections and displays.
La Valette is an underground military museum and gives a picture of the islands history.
Sausmarez Manor is a stately home and popular visitor attraction
the guided house tour takes around 45 minutes.
Outdoor activities on offer on the island include sailing, diving, windsurfing, cycling and walking. Guernsey is an ideal short holiday break destination you can visit the neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark. Havelet Bay and Belle Grève Bay are two beaches within walking distance of St. Peter Port there are many others you can visit around Guernsey’s coastline.