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  • Alfresco dining, The Arcade, St Peter Port
  • St Peter Port streets
  • Eating out in Market Square
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St Peter Port

With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina, it is easy to see why St Peter Port is considered one of Europe's prettiest harbour towns. Guernsey's capital has been a busy port since Roman times.

Castle Cornet has stood guard over the town for 800 years. Once cut off by the tide, it now provides a spectacular backdrop to the town as well as staging theatre productions and musical events. St Peter Port's centrepiece is its beautiful church, which is believed to be the closest church to a pub in the British Isles. If you want to learn more about the island's history, head to the Guernsey Tapestry at the Gallery in St James Concert Hall, wander through the beautiful Candie Gardens or explore Hauteville House, home to French writer Victor Hugo. If you would rather just take it easy, explore the boutique shopping, then sit back and relax with a coffee or bite to eat and watch the world go by.

Shopping in the Old Quarter

St Peter Port still has a thriving independent retailer scene, which offers visitors a unique shopping experience.

Boutique shopping St Peter Port shopping quote

The High Street has retained much of its charm with small boutiques and gift shops jostling for space alongside larger branded stores. St Peter Port may be small but it is perfectly formed - shopping in Guernsey offers plenty of choice if you want to treat yourself to a new wardrobe of clothes. The many of family-run businesses mean that no two shops are the same.

Shopping in St Peter Port Fresh Friday Market, St Peter Port

There is a good variety of jewellery shops, from the affordable to the luxury, as well as the latest in technology and photography equipment. Each week the Fresh Friday market brings Market Square to life bringing local suppliers to the town to sell their produce from across the island.

Souvenir shopping and the Fresh Friday Market

Souvenir shopping Fresh Friday market

The town really excels in the variety it offers, especially if you venture towards the outskirts. The Old Quarter is an eclectic mix of antique shops and locally made craft shops where you can find a lovingly made memento of your holiday or a treasured gift.

Old Quarter shopping

Many goods are priced extremely competitively in Guernsey as excise duty rates are lower than those in Britain.