History buffs going on a Guernsey holiday this year can learn about how the island’s position was perfect for smugglers and ship-building, as well as the role the island played during the war.
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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.
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.
At just over 5 square miles in area, Alderney is incredibly the 3rd largest of the Channel Islands. A visit to Alderney will fulfill, for anyone who ever had it, that childhood dream of discovering a world of its own, full of beautiful scenery and treasures.
The short boat trip to Sark is akin to travelling back in time. A world with no cars, no supermarkets and no sky-scrapers awaits you. Enjoy the peace, the quiet and the beauty of the smallest of the four main Channel Islands.