Popular Accommodations in Guernsey
Highlights in Guernsey
- The Castle Cornet from the 13th century
- Hiking along the steep cliffs
- The tiny Little Chapel
- Palms and banana bushes
Most popular in Guernsey
Apartments in Guernsey
Guernsey has some quaint villages to offer where you can rent a vacation rental in a historic building. In the capital Saint Peter Port you can also reside very comfortably. In addition, the island offers numerous vacation rentals near the coast and directly on the beach.Best equipment for a relaxing holiday
Most Guernsey apartments not only have a comfortable interior, but most also have a balcony or terrace where you can have breakfast on sunny days while enjoying the beautiful views. Some vacation rentals are also equipped with a garden and pool.
Vacation on Guernsey
Location and orientation
Guernsey is the second largest of the British Channel Islands and lies between England and France. However, the island is not a member of the European Union as the Channel Islands are considered to be crown property. The landscape of Guernsey is characterised by cliffs and hilly countryside. The administrative district of Guernsey with its capital Saint Peter Port also includes the islands of Herm, Sark and Alderney.How to get there and mobility on the island
From England or France you can take the scheduled flights to the airport of the island for a direct journey. Most island visitors, however, travel by ferry from St. Malo in France or Portsmouth in England to the port in Saint Peter Port. Guernsey, like Great Britain, has left-hand traffic. As the island has a well-developed bus network, it is not necessary to bring your own car.
Top 3 travel tips
The Castle Cornet is enthroned directly in front of Saint Peter Port. The building from the early 13th century can now be reached via a bridge. Before the bridge was built, the castle in the sea could only be reached by boat. See the three levels of the castle, with the Governor's prison, chapel and garden, as well as the Maritime Museum, Militia Museum and Hatton Gallery, which are inside.2. Walk the cliff in the south
On a cliff hike in the south of the island you will experience the scenic beauty of the island, with fragrant flowers and various plant species, up close. In addition, you can not only enjoy a breathtaking view of the bays, but also take advantage of the bathing opportunities, for example in Fermain Bay. On the way some meadows and benches invite you to take a break, where you can enjoy your snack in an untouched natural landscape.3. Admire the smallest church in the world
When you enter the tiny Little Chapel on Guernsey, it is imperative that you retract your head. The main room of the building, erected in 1914, is only a few square metres in size, but is decorated with porcelain shards that give the sacred room a charming appearance. The church was built by Déodats, who wanted to create a miniature replica of the church in Lourdes. The porcelain fragments, by the way, come from numerous islanders who, after an appeal in the newspaper, wanted to help with the completion of the small chapel.
On the island, numerous gallery and corridor graves of the Neolithic period as well as anthropomorphic wobbling stones were found. The most outstanding of these can be seen in the cemetery of the church of Castel.
Things to know
Guernsey has a very mild climate due to its sheltered location in the Gulf of St. Malo and the influence of the Gulf Stream. Only rarely does it have an air temperature below zero degrees Celsius, which is why cypresses, palm trees, fuchsias, banana trees and the national flower Guernseylilien bloom here.