Summer Island Hopping from Guernsey

When exploring new places, choice is everything. Being given the opportunity to explore new places is the whole reason we all go on holiday, right? When you visit the delightful Island of Guernsey you don’t just have to settle for one beautiful location, you have the opportunity to easily go Island Hopping. What is Island-hopping I hear you cry? Well, picture this, one holiday, three locations!

Getting to discover the archipelago of the Channel Islands is not only beautiful but remarkable and a holiday to Guernsey gives you a great base location from which to start your island exploration. Arriving by air or sea, Guernsey reveals itself to visitors as a spot on the horizon that then opens itself to display a beautiful landscape of historical, commercial and financial relevance.

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Different ways to explore Guernsey

Different ways to explore Guernsey

Guernsey’s charming network of inland lanes, stunning coastline and beautiful cycle paths are just waiting to be explored.

So during your Guernsey holiday this year, no matter whether you choose to get around by car, foot, bus or boat, there are many ways to travel around the island to see its beauty. Here we take you through all the different ways you can get around this paradise of an island. Continue reading

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Go on a Guernsey safari

 

Go on a Guernsey safari

From puffins swooping off the cliffside to seals basking on the rocks, Guernsey has an abundance of wildlife for you to see. Continue reading

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The top things to do in Guernsey this spring

Visit Guernsey this spring

Although Guernsey is a great place to explore anytime of the year, one of the best times to visit this paradise island is during the spring.

Holidays in Guernsey in spring are special because there is so much to see and do; from springtime festivals and incredible sights of the island in bloom, to the activities you can try and foods you can eat. Continue reading

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Churches

churches-guernseyDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 11: Guernsey’s Churches 

There is, in Guernsey, an incredible mixture of folklore and traditions, and of tales and religion. Most sites of pagan worship became sites for churches after the arrival of Christianity and the strong spiritual activity led to a high density of churches, built throughout the centuries. Many of them have a quirky little story to add to their name; take your time as you discover them at your leisure.

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Public Gardens

public-gardensDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 10: Guernsey’s Public Gardens 

Guernsey’s exceptional gardens are the natural combination of excellent climatic conditions and a large pool of keen and competent gardeners. The island benefits from much milder temperatures than the UK, especially during the winter, allowing for exotic and subtropical plants to survive outdoors throughout the year. The results are beautifully crafted and tended gardens, some historical, some newly grown, all ready to be admired.

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Sausmarez Manor

sausmarez manor 01During 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 9: Sausmarez Manor

Sausmarez Manor, with its stately facade, extensive gardens and full events calendar, will inevitably be part of your visit to Guernsey, wherever you interests lie. The grounds are beautiful and include subtropical gardens, a fantastic Sculpture Park and a Copper ,Tin and Silversmiths amongst the main highlights. Tours of the manor are available, letting you grasp the history of the place and its colourful inhabitants.

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Explore Herm

HermDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 8: Explore Herm

Herm is so small that you can walk around it in less than an hour! It has a school, a hotel, a pub, a harbour, a chapel, a tiny shop, no cars, no bicycles, and only quad bikes and tractors to carry tourists, bags and supplies. The 60-strong permanent population is passionate about their island and works hard at maintaining it as a place of ultimate beauty and peace. Having been inhabited for approximately 12,000 years, Herm’s history is mainly linked to Guernsey’s which is only 3 miles away to the west.

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck MuseumDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 7: Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum

Known locally as the ‘Cup and Saucer’, Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum is located in a Martello Tower on Guernsey’s rugged west coast. The building dates back to the 19th century, when invasion by the French was a very real threat. Today the tower houses a museum dedicated to those who have lost their lives at sea over the years, as well as offering spectacular views of Rocquaine Bay and the Hanois Lighthouse.

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30 Guernsey Essentials: Cycling in Guernsey

cycling in guernseyDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Guernsey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 6: Cycling in Guernsey

Cycling in Guernsey is fun and safe. Create your own itinerary or follow Visit Guernsey’s cycling routes (get a leaflet) – brilliantly devised to lead you past most of the island’s attractions and beaches. Rent a bike from the many hire places, or come with yours if you travel by ferry, and enjoy the beautiful and ever-changing countryside where coasts and fields are neighbours, enough to take anybody’s breath away.

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