Heritage Guernsey Festival
30th March - 10th May
30th March - 10th May 2018
From 30 March to 10 May, more than 300 events will be taking place across Guernsey and the Bailiwick isles of Alderney, Sark and Herm!
This year’s Festival focuses and reflects on the German Occupation and Liberation of the Bailiwick during WW2. Our story inspired the International best seller, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and the film adaptation is due for release on 20 April 2018 – so what better time to head to our shores and find out more!
Find out more about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Over six weeks, German fortifications will be opened up for the first time, tour guides will bring stories to life, exhibitions will capture the essence of occupied island life and hear first-hand accounts of life under German rule.
Along with her family, Molly Bihet remained in the Island throughout the Occupation. Watch her describe the moment German Forces bombed St Peter Port harbour on Friday 28 June 1940, killing 33 islanders.
Liberation Day is Guernsey's annual celebration of freedom and the anniversary of the island's liberation from German Occupying Forces in 1945. There will be island-wide events, with the main activities in and around St Peter Port.
Guernsey Literary Festival
10th - 13th May
Guernsey Literary Festival is now in its permanent annual date in May. If you like books and you like islands this could be your perfect book festival starter.
This year, 2018, will be small but high quality, and feature such writers as David Hepworth, Daljit Nagra, Gail Honeyman, Peggy Seeger, Patrick Barkham, Ross Montgomery, Gary Younge, Anand Menon, June Sarpong, John Crace, Lara Dearman, Why Comics?, Steve Jones, Jenni Murray & Evan Davis.
For ticket information and see the new names as they sign up visit our dedicated Guernsey Literary Festival webpage.
Full List of Events
For a list full list of all of the activities and events taking place during the 2018 Guernsey Heritage Festival, please click here.
Duke of Richmond Hotel
The Duke of Richmond is a 4 star hotel situated close to St. Peter Port town centre, featuring a large sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool and popular bar and restaurant.
Abbey Court Hotel
The Abbey Court Hotel is set in an original regency period residence with attractive south-facing gardens, and is situated in a quiet residential area in St. Peter Port's town outskirts.
Best Western Hotel de Havelet
The Best Western Hotel de Havelet is a beautiful Georgian house on the outskirts of St Peter Port town centre. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, restaurant and grill.
Cobo Bay Hotel
The Cobo Bay is a fantastic beachfront hotel in a fabulous location, facing the ocean on the west coast of Guernsey. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and stunning views over the sea and beach opposite.
Best Western Moores Hotel
The Best Western Moores Hotel is only a stone's throw from St. Peter Port harbour and sea front, providing guests with a perfect base from which to explore Guernsey.
La Collinette Self Catering
La Collinette Self Catering offers guests a home away from home, close to St. Peter Port town centre and only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.
La Collinette Hotel
La Collinette Hotel is a friendly, family-owned 3 star hotel in the heart of St. Peter Port, only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.
Saints Bay Hotel
The Saints Bay Hotel offers exceptional 3 star accommodation in a stunning position on Guernsey's south coast.
St. Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort
St. Pierre Park is one of Guernsey's premier resort hotels, set in rolling woodlands and gardens and featuring a golf course, a spa and a popular restaurant.
Wayside Cheer Hotel
Located on the west coast of Guernsey, across from the sandy Grandes Rocques Bay, the Wayside Cheer is one of the island’s few seaside hotels. The hotel features a restaurant, garden and outdoor swimming pool.
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