If you are a wildlife lover, then a Guernsey holiday or break is a great place to pack some lunch and to go on a safari around the island. If you do go on a Guernsey safari there will be plenty of wildlife to discover. Here is a guide to what you could see and which tours we recommend going on.
Welcome to the GuernseyTravel.com Blog | Page 3
We have put together a selection of guides and informational pieces that give you a real insight into the island of Guernsey. Whether you are wondering how to spend your Summer in Guernsey, looking to find out more about Guernsey’s heritage or just wanting to browse the events calendar for the year, we’ve got a blog on everything that will allow you to #godogreatthings in Guernsey!
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. Here we have recommended all the great things you can do in Guernsey this spring.
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.
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.
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.
Cycling in Guernsey is fun and safe. Create your own itinerary or follow Visit Guernsey’s cycling routes – brilliantly devised to lead you past most of the island’s attractions and beaches.
Pretty and quirky, the Little Chapel is tiny yet attracts many visitors who come to admire what could be the smallest chapel in the world. Completely covered in local shells, broken glass collected around Guernsey, and other colourful stones, the Little Chapel is as much a curiosity as a work of art and definitely deserves a visit during your stay in Guernsey!
Charm oozes out of the beautiful little harbour town of St Peter Port – capital of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and home to many secrets. Lose yourself in its cobbled streets and wonder what lies behind the shop fronts and the restaurants.
Beautiful, edible and elusive ormers have always been high on the menu list in Guernsey’s homes. This sought after mollusk – known as abalone in the rest of the world – is to be found on the island’s shores and can be harvested by hand.