GUERNSEY

 
 

 
Beau Sejour CentreSt Peter PortLeisure Centre
This leisure centre, built in 1976, has views of the east coast of the island. The centre offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities including a cinema, theatre, large heated indoor swimming pool, water flumes and many sports such as outdoor tennis, badminton, squash, volley ball and bowls.

Bruce Russell and Son Gold and SilversmithsSt SaviourShop
Third and fourth generation Bruce and Simon welcome you to our workshop and showroom where we craft traditional silverware, gold and platinum jewellery. During the last century, we have been commissioned to design and craft spectacular jewellery for Royalty, Heads of State and personal designs for clients worldwide. Feel free to browse in the showroom or walk around our beautiful 8 acres of gardens and nature reserve with a superb licensed restaurant.

Cambridge ParkSt Peter PortGarden
Cambridge Park lies adjacent to the Beau Sejour Centre. Once used as a military parade ground, the park consists of large areas used for sport. The park has a pedestrian avenue lined with mature trees. Dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, the avenue is at its best in the spring when it is carpeted by crocus flowers. However, the avenue was the site of the last duel to be fought on the island!

Candie GardensSt Peter PortGarden
Once part of a private estate, the award winning, restored Victorian Candie Gardens offer the best view across St Peter Port harbour, along with a rare example of a late 19th century public flower garden. They are home to the oldest known heated glass-houses in the British Isles, which date back to the late eighteenth century.

Castle CornetSt Peter PortCastle
Castle Cornet, Guernsey’s ancient royal fortress, has stood guard over the town and harbour of St Peter Port for nearly eight centuries. The story of the Castle and other aspects of Guernsey’s past can be found in the three museums housed within the Castle: The Story of Castle Cornet Museum, The Maritime Museum, The 201 Squadron (RAF) Museum and the RGLI Museum. The Castle is also home to four well-researched ‘period’ gardens. There is a guided tour each morning and the Noon Day Gun is fired daily by soldiers in 19th century costume.

Catherine Best Studio (Jewellery)St MartinsShop
Renowned worldwide for her award-winning jewellery, Catherine Best’s collection of stunning work is housed in her studio at The Mill, a beautiful landmark building in St Martin’s. Catherine’s reputation for high quality and unique creations has won her recognition and accolades across the globe, from both clients and professional institutes.

Delancey ParkSt SampsonGarden
In an exposed position in the north east of Guernsey in the parish of St Sampson, the park offers views over the to the islands of Herm and Sark. The 16.5 acre park has no formal gardens or flowering shrubs but there are areas of wild scrubland. Fetaures include the remains of a monument erected in 1876 to Admiral Lord de Saumarez, who served with Lord Nelson. This 90 ft granite obelisk was blown up by the Germans in 1943.

Fort Grey and Shipwreck MuseumSt PetersMuseum
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 a 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.

Fort Hommet Gun CasemateVason BayWar Museum
Restored gun site, as operational in 1943-45 with full interpretation of Fort Hommet Headland.

German Naval Signals H. Q.St Peter PortWar Museum
The Headquarters of the German Naval Commander Channel Islands was established in the nearby La Collinette Hotel, and the Signal HQ was responsible for all radio traffic to and from Germany and the other Islands. Visit the last operational Signals HQ that was running up to 9th May 1945, using the Enigma code machines that were being decoded by the staff at Bletchley Park.

German Occupation MuseumForestMuseum
Opened in 1966, this museum provides insight into life in Guernsey during the German Ocupation (1940 - 1945). Features include the Military Room, Equipment Room, Civilian Room, Prison, Occupation Kitchen and a full-size Occupation street scene. With the displays and dioramas, audio-visual technology is used to convey the experiences of the islanders during the occupation.

German Underground HospitalSt AndrewWar Museum
The largest construction in the Channel Islands, hewn out of solid rock by slave workers of many nationalities for the German forces 1940-1945.

Guernsey AquariumSt Peter PortAquarium - Oceanarium
The Guernsey Aquarium, as the tunnel is known, has been housed in La Vallette tunnel for over 30 years. There are currently forty-seven separate displays, ranging from local sea fish to European freshwater fish and finally to tropical marine fishes, anemones and inverts of various kinds. Also on display are frogs, toads, terrapins and basilisks, our resident lizards.

Guernsey CandlesSt SampsonCraft Workshop - Pottery
Guernsey Candles, a well-established candle company who has created many designs over the years; some are new and many old favourites. Candle making can be seen in our workshop where there are many stages before the candle is finished. Enjoy our complex; we have created the all experience shopping, a magnificent candle gift shop where all types of candles are on display, a fabulous general gift shop, with many exclusive lines and a selection second to none.

Guernsey Diamond MuseumSt SampsonMuseum
A fascinating insight into the sparkling world of diamonds from their origins to their setting in jewellery.

Guernsey Freesia CentreSt Sampson
We welcome visitors to our centre to see the various stages of growing exotic freesia blooms. We have a Gift Shop attached to our centre where you may purchase flowers, various gifts and freesia corms suitable for family and friends. Come and visit us at the Guernsey Flower Centre where you can experience how the traditional Guernsey flower is grown under glass.

Guernsey Kart CentreSt SampsonMotor Sports
At the Kart Centre visitors can enjoy the thrill of driving real karts around the tarmac track which encircles Guernsey's premier football stadium.

Guernsey Museum and Art GallerySt Peter PortMuseum
Designed around the old Victorian bandstand in the restored Victorian Candie Gardens, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery houses a variety of Exhibitions. ‘The Story of Guernsey’ shows the development of the Island and its people. Artefacts from Victorian Collectors are displayed in a Victorian style Gallery. A changing programme of temporary exhibitions is held in the Rona Cole and Brian White Galleries.

Guernsey PearlSt Piere Du BoisShop
Guernsey Pearl is a retail outlet specialising in local cultured pearls. There is also an 80-seat restaurant open daily.

Guernsey Telephone MuseumCastelMuseum
Do you remember how heavy the first ever mobile phones were? Or have you ever wanted to be a telephone operator, or pondered on what happened to the old Mickey Mouse phones? Make a call down memory lane in this quirky museum that includes a hands-on exhibition of telephone communications in Guernsey since 1898.

La Claire MareSt Pierre du BoisNature Reserve
Reed beds, ponds, public hide, salt marsh and orchid meadows, also including Colin Best Nature Reserve and Les Anguillieres Marine Nature Reserve (Shingle Bank). Part of designated Ramsar site

La Valette Underground Military MuseumSt Peter PortMuseum
This exhibition illustrates Guernsey's military history, including World War I, the German Occupation of 1940 - 45 and the island's Militia. Housed in a complex of air-conditioned tunnels, built by the Germans as a fuel storage facility for U-Boats, the museum contains military and occupation memorabilia collected by Paul and Peter Balshaw.

Le Grande PréValeNature Reserve
Plenty of bird activity in spring and autumn at this large reed bed.

Les Pres de Jerbourg Private GardensSt MartinGarden
This beautiful privately owned garden consists of four linked and contrasting gardens with cliff-top views of the sea. Features include a lake, spectacular rockery, Mediterranean garden, rose garden and large conservatory with exotic plants.

Lihou IslandSt Pierre du BoisNature Reserve
Unspoilt uninhabited bird sanctuary reached by tidal causeway. Remains of 12th centuary priory. Part of designated RAMSAR site. Please be aware of change of tides on the causeway.

Martyn Guille Silversmiths & Guernsey Clockmakers LimitedSt AndrewShop
Whilst visiting the Little Chapel take a two minute walk to the newly refurbished clockmakers and silversmiths shop where you can see silversmithing at its finest and the biggest range of clocks in the island.An experience not to be missed.

Moulin Huet PotterySt MartinPottery
A working pottery set in a converted cottage in the valley leading down to Moulen Huet Bay. Attractive shop where you can watch potters at work.The Studio Gallery has a range of artworks for sale.

National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume MuseumCastelMuseum
Set in stables and other outbuildings of an old country house in Guernsey’s largest park, the Folk and Costume Museum depicts life as it used to be in the Island around 100 years ago. Displays include domestic life, farming, fishing and seafaring, trades, the tomato industry and transport. The recently much enlarged museum also has several displays on Guernsey costume and a magnificent fully-furnished scale model of a Victorian town house.

National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop & ParlourSt Peter PortShop
26 Cornet Street is probably the earliest remaining complete building within the Town’s medieval boundaries. The National Trust of Guernsey has restored this exquisite 18th century house as a Victorian shop and parlour. Enter into a bygone age where sweets come from jars and are measured in pounds and ounces. A great attraction is the Heritage Seeds. These are very popular, as they are old type cottage garden and vegetable seeds. Also, on sale are a selection of gifts, souvenirs and confectionery. The parlour and working gaslights with their fragile mantles are also memories of a bygone age.

Oatlands VillageSt SampsonIndustrial Heritage
Oatlands brick kilns, situated in the North of the Island, stand as reminders of a thriving brick making industry that once existed in Guernsey. Built in 1892 and recently restored these kilns now form part of one of Guernsey’s most popular tourist attractions. The Oatlands site now includes several shops, an award winning Brasserie and café, a chocolate shop, a children’s play area and picture framers. Popular with locals and tourists alike, Oatlands is well worth a visit.

Pleinmont Observation TowerTortevalWar Museum
Unique five-story naval observation tower used by Germans 1942-45. Original rangefinders can be used. Access to battery dolman gun-site nearby.

Priaulx LibrarySt Peter PortMuseum
Standing in its own beautiful grounds on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, the Priaulx Library is Guernsey’s premier centre for local studies and family history research and holds important collections of newspapers, documents and photographs. Winner of the JPC Historic Attractions of the Year award in 2005, it is a wonderful place for tourists and clients alike to browse in the atmosphere of a Victorian library. Free admission at all times and open six days a week throughout the year.

Princess Royal Centre for Performing ArtsSt Peter PortTheatre - Arts Centre
As Guernsey’s first multi functional performance space and teaching facility for the performing arts, the Centre provides a versatile auditorium, 300 seat theatre and hall for performances, conferences and workshops. The venue also has a fully equipped black box studio theatre/rehearsal room, dance studio and meeting room as well as the ‘customary’ theatre bar.

Randall's Brewery ToursSt Peter PortBrewery
Randall’s brew Breda lager and Patois cask conditioned ale at their state-of-the-art La Piette brewery. There are conducted tours for the public on Saturday mornings at 11: 00. Tours last approximately an hour, cost £5.00 per person and include a free pint of lager/ale. Bookings essential.

Rue des BergersCastelNature Reserve
Small reserve offering a pond surrounded by reeds, with a small bird hide.

Sausmarez ManorSt MartinsHouse
Possibly one of the most interesting, beautiful and varied places on the island, encompassing so many different things to see and do, including a delightful selection of wildfowl, lake-side café, Happy Hollow 9 hole Pitch & Putt course and an Edwardian Tin & Coppersmiths

Sausmarez Manor Sculpture Park and Subtropical GardenSt MartinsGarden
RHS recommended subtropical gardens and an art park, exhibiting works by more sculptors than anywhere else in Britain. Within the grounds of the historic Sausmarez Manor.

Silbe ReserveSt PetersNature Reserve
Paths run through wooded valley, an all-year haven for birds and flowers.

St James Concert and Assembly Hall St Peter PortVenue
A centre for all reasons. The former garrison church of St James-the-Less and its recently built Dorey Centre, provide Guernsey with a unique and versatile venue offering one of the largest auditoria in the Island. The venue plays host to a dazzling array of activities covering a broad range of tastes for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Take a look in the Diary for this Quarter’s concerts, recitals whether classical or jazz, choral, folk or brass, drama, poetry, lectures and exhibitions. There’s something for everyone!

St Saviour's ReservoirSt SaviourNature Reserve
Important area for the freshwater and woodland habitat it provides for wildlife. The Millennium Walk is a peaceful path around the reservoir.

The Guernsey TapestryMuseum
The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry illustrates 1000 years of history in 10 embroidered panels. A permanent exhibition housed in a purpose built, award winning Gallery, complete with audio guide (English, French or German). An enjoyable introduction to the history of the Islands, for adults and children, stitchers and non-stitchers, alike.

The Herb GardensSt SaviourGarden
Set in the heartland of the island, the Herb Garden at Auberge du Val Hotel is home to some wonderful displays of herbs, flowers and trees. The 3 acre garden stands in a picturesque trout-streamed valley.

The Little ChapelSt AndrewChapel
A work of art and a labour of love, the Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world. It was built by Brother Déodat who started work in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. Guardianship of the Little Chapel now rests with Blanchelande Girls College, which is run by a Charitable Trust. The Little Chapel is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china and the College has an ongoing programme of repairs and improvements. There is no charge to enter the Chapel it relies totally on public donations.

Victor Hugo's HouseSt Peter PortHouse
In this house, well preserved in its original state, the famous French writer spent fourteen years in exile decorating it personally and writing his masterpieces. (Guided tours by appointment only in English or French).


 
Dolls House Collection, TheSt Martins
German Direction Finding TowerTorteual
Guernsey AirportForest
Guernsey Bird GardensSt Andrew
Guernsey Tourist Information OfficeSt Peter Port
Happy Hollow Pitch and PuttSt Martins
Le Tricoteur - The Knitwear of GuernseySt Saviour
PetlandSt Martins

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