5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerJan 3, 2020
The town is lovely easy to access by bus
Guernsey’s delightful, colorful capital holds a wealth of attractions, including castles, gardens and galleries, from different eras of the island’s history.
Your trip to Guernsey will almost certainly include a stop in the island’s charming capital, St. Peter Port. Stylish restaurants overlook a harbor area where yachts bob gently in the water and ferries depart for other nearby islands. Discover the history of the island across several museums and attractions, then relax in a bar and mingle with the cheery residents of the town.
Learn about the history of the town and the island in the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery. It’s located in the elegant grounds of Candie Gardens, a Victorian park with cast-iron glasshouses. Browse the Story of Guernsey exhibit to see how the island was linked to the British crown from the Norman invasion of 1066 onward. Stand in awe at the Guernsey Tapestry, an elaborate visual representation of these stories.
Stride along the ramparts of Castle Cornet, which stands on an island at the edge of the town. This 13th-century fortification today hosts five acclaimed museums, as well as a collection of attractive formal gardens. One chronicles the story of the castle, while another charts Guernsey’s maritime past.
Step into Hauteville House to learn about the life of Victor Hugo. The Les Misérables author lived in this quirkily designed home during his exile to Guernsey between 1856 and 1870. The writer renovated the house in a medieval style, which it retains to this day. The house was closed for renovations in 2018; check ahead to ensure it’s open if you had planned on visiting.
Sausmarez Manor sits between St. Peter Port and the parish of St. Martins. Spend a day here exploring the stately home, wandering through the botanical gardens or admiring the artwork in the sculpture park.
Board a boat to one of the other Channel Islands. Ferries leave regularly from the port to the other islands, including Jersey, the most populous of the archipelago. For a scenic escape, head to Sark or Herm, remote and beautiful islands where cars are banned.
Drive to St. Peter Port from Guernsey Airport in under 15 minutes. Vacation accommodations are readily found, particularly along the waterfront. Once here, explore the town on foot to best appreciate its ambiance.
Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020
Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019
One of Guernsey’s most impressive attractions is a 13th-century fortification on the edge of the capital that today hosts numerous museums and formal gardens.
Hidden in the heart of St. Peter Port is Guernsey’s charming Victorian gardens with subtropical plants, panoramic views and an enthralling museum.
Uncover the history of Guernsey and admire a dazzling collection of watercolors in this fascinating museum located in colorful Victorian gardens.
Look into the mind and life of Victor Hugo at the site of his eclectically decorated house in Guernsey, where he lived while in exile from France.
A multifaceted attraction in Guernsey offers tours of a historic home, brightly blooming gardens, engaging artworks and family entertainment.
Unwind on a beach that is naturally sheltered from the elements by dramatic cliffs and a natural bay, making it an ideal destination for a day by the sea.
The coastal tours offers you unmatched stunning views of all Guernsey's main bays and hill tops. If you are looking for a half day tour to see all the sights and delights Guernsey has to offer then this is the tour for you.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Sausmarez Manor La Route de Sausmarez, St Martin GY4 6SG A brief look at Sausmarez Manor Stop At: Pleinmont Gun, Guernsey GY8, Guernsey At Pleinmont Point, you will get to see the restored German Gun battery and bunker.
Verified travelerOct 24, 2019
Same old town. It as everywhere many shops closed down.