Guernsey Travel Guide

Guernsey Travel Guide

Guernsey is a great all year round destination. The island boasts beautiful countryside, spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches and coves and crystal clear water ideal for swimming and scuba diving. Spend your time exploring this small (24 square miles) but exciting island or use it as a base and extend your travels to the outlying islands of Alderney, Herm, Sark and Lihou.

Location

Channel Islands (off the French Coast)

Climate

Compared to the British mainland, Guernsey experiences hotter summers and milder winters.

Currency

Sterling, although Guernsey has its own notes and

Time Difference

GMT

Transfer Time

Island Coachways operate a bus service between Guernsey Airport and St Peter Port. Taxis are also available though pre-booking is recommended.

Hotels

A wide selection of accommodation is available in Guernsey - self catering apartments in hotels and lodges, Bed and breakfast in small guesthouses and hotels and luxury hotels.

Attractions

Castle Cornet, museums, art galleries, Leisure centres, theatre, cinema, golf

Shopping

Shopping is free of VAT and the main shopping area is in the high street in St Peter Port where you will find some of the major British and French retail stores. Also visit the smaller shops in the area known as The Old Quarter or visit the Old Guersney market on Thursdays to pick up some local handicrafts.

Excursions

There is plenty to see and do on the island, but you can also visit the nearby islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm or Lihou.

Family

Guernsey offers something for all the family; swimming, beach activities, walks through the countryside and visits to historical buildings and monuments.

Getting Around

Guernsey operates a local bus service to most of the local attractions. Private taxis and a Limousine service are also available. You may prefer to hire a car to give you greater freedom to explore the island at your leisure.