Guernsey offers plenty of chances to escape from it all and enjoy the natural beauty of coves, beaches and islands. Visit castles and forts or see some of England’s most beautiful gardens. The whole place is blessed with a climate that’s much milder than on the mainland.
Year-round warm weather, fascinating history and sumptuous local food.
Things to do
Guernsey has a thriving arts scene. At Sausmarez Manor you’ll be able to view sculptures set amongst beautiful subtropical gardens. There are more sculptors exhibiting their works here than anywhere else in Britain.
If you like fine dining you’ll have your pick of restaurants in Guernsey – and menus rich with fresh seafood. In the summer the locals tend to eat outdoors – enjoy salty fish and chips while you look out to the sea.
There are must-see museums on the island, including La Vallette Underground museum, covering Guernsey’s military history, and Victor Hugo House. The novelist lived in Guernsey for fourteen years while in exile and wrote some of his masterpieces here.
The other Channel Islands are well worth a visit while you’re visiting. You can take day trips and travel by ferry from the port.
Top tip from SLH