GY1 6JN, Guernsey
This 800 year old castle standing at the mouth of the harbour and much bigger than it first appears. Explore five museums and four period gardens and feel free to enjoy the daily attractions which include a guided tour at 10.30am and the firing of the noon-day gun by scarlet clad gunners. Stay to see a Living History performance after the gun firing and look out for other activities and special events. The Castle is bigger than you might think so to make the most of your trip, allow at least three hours.
Just a short walk from the town centre, the Castle not only offers a fascinating insight into hundreds of years of island history - but spectacular panoramic views back towards St Peter Port and out across our sister islands.
The story of the castle and other aspects of Guernsey's past can be found in the five museums housed within the Castle. These comprise of The Story of Castle Cornet, 201 Squadron (RAF) Museum, Maritime Museum, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum and Royal Guernsey Militia Museum.
Les Houards, Forest, Guernsey GY8 0BG
German Occupation Museum
Located within walking distance of the island's airport, the German Occupation Museum provides a unique insight into life in Guernsey during the occupation from 1940 to 1945. The museum is complete with an authentic recreation of an occupation-era street, exhibitions on maritime history, and Second World War fortifications.
Admission: Adults ?5, Children ?2.50
Opening: Open daily April - October. Restricted opening November - March. Please check with the Guernsey Information Centre for details.
Accessible using the following bus routes: 11, 91, 93.
Les Vauxbelets, St Andrew
The Little Chapel
The Little Chapel is the smallest functioning chapel in the world. It was created in 1914 by Brother D?odat. The Chapel is decorated with pieces of broken china, porcelain and seashells.
Rue de la Lague, Guernsey, GY7 9BY
Known locally as the "Cup and Saucer", Fort Grey is a Martello Tower built in 1804 to defend Guernsey's west coast. Many vessels have come to grief on this beautiful but treacherous coast, and the Martello Tower now houses the Shipwreck Museum with a surprising variety of objects recovered from the wrecks. The information panels tell the gripping stories surrounding the disasters which date from the HMS Sprightly in 1777 to the Vermontborg in 2003.
From April to September, meet the Militiaman on alternate Tuesdays at 11.15am. check the Guernsey History in Action website for details www.historyinaction.com
Admission: Adults ?4, children 7+ and students ?1.50, accompanied children under 7 years FREE
Discovery Pass ?18 - an annual pass that gives you unlimited seasonal entry to Castle Cornet, Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens and Fort Grey - all accompanying children go free.
Open daily, from 31 March - 29 Oct, 10am - 4.30pm. Ticket purchase, shop, caf?, toilets and parking all at Guernsey Pearl.
La Vassalerie, Guernsey, GY6 8XR
German Military Underground Hospital
The largest construction in the Channel Islands at 7,000 square metres, the underground hospital was hewn out of solid rock by slave workers who had been captured by German forces during the occupation of the island during World War Two. Construction began in the winter of 1940 and was built underground so as not to be seen by overhead planes given the site was also used as an ammunition store. The hospital is truly an eerie insight into life on the island at the time.
Admission: Children ?1, Adults ?3.50
Opening: Open Daily: April: 2pm - 4pm. May - October: 10am - 12pm (Closed Monday's in October) and 2pm - 4pm. November & March: Limited opening
Closed: December, January, February. Please check with the Guernsey Information Centre for details.
Perry's guide reference: Page 23 G4
Accessible using the following bus routes: 71
Just 20 minutes by boat from St Peter Port, Herm is a paradise island with tranquil beaches.
Herm has no cars, no crowds and definitely no stress. It is the perfect place to visit for a truly relaxing time. Ideal for families and anyone wanting to get away from it all.
At just one and a half miles long by half a mile wide, it is easy to stroll the island in a day or just relax on one of the many beaches.
Enjoy a drink and food in The Mermaid Tavern or delicious seafood at The White House Hotel.
Experience picturesque coastlines
Sark is just 40 minutes on the ferry from Guernsey. A huge step back in time is immediately apparent when you arrive at the harbour. With its to a tranquil traffic-free environment and natural beauty.
Whilst only three miles long, and a mile and a half wide, it boasts 40 miles of what must be one of the most picturesque coastlines anywhere in the world. A varied and vibrant sea and bird life live on and around the island. There are many ways to experience this island - by horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot?.but there are no cars.