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Places to Visit

From exploring Castles and Forts, hidden gardens and art galleries and museums or discovering the island's historic sites and natural beauty, there are a huge range of places to visit in Guernsey.

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Quality Assured

3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation 2 Guernsey Quality silver 1 Guernsey Quality Gold
Visit Guernsey operates a quality assurance scheme to help inform visitors to the Island. In this section, and during your visit to the Island, you will see these badges. They are awarded to Attractions and Places of Interest that currently meet or exceed our minimum standards.
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction
Some visitor attractions will have also met the national standard, independently assessed and awarded by VisitBritain. Look out for this symbol.

Pleinmont Observation Tower

Pleinmont Observation Tower
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Unique five-story naval observation tower used by Germans 1942-45. Original rangefinders can be used. Access to battery dolman gun-site nearby.

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Guernsey Museum at Candie

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction 3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Designed around the old Victorian bandstand in the restored Victorian Candie Gardens, Guernsey Museum houses an art gallery and variety of Exhibitions.

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La Vallette Underground Military Museum

La Vallette Underground Military Museum
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Military museum covering all aspects of Guernsey's history in a well-lit, air-conditioned German Tunnel complex

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Victor Hugo House (Hauteville House)

Victor Hugo House
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

In this house, well preserved in its original state, the famous French writer spent fourteen years in exile decorating it personally and writing his masterpieces.

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National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum

NT Folk Museum 2014
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction 3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Set in a complex of 18th century outbuildings inside Guernsey's largest public park, the Folk and Costume Museum depicts life as it used to be for the Island's population over the last 250 years.

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Fort Hommet Gun Casemate

Fort Hommet Gun Casement
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Restored gun site, as operational in 1943-45 with full interpretation of Fort Hommet Headland.

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The Guernsey Diamond Museum

Ray Scott & Co
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

A fascinating insight into the sparkling world of diamonds from their origins to their setting in jewellery.

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German Naval Signals H. Q.

German Naval Signals H.Q
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

The Headquarters of the German Naval Commander Channel Islands was established in the nearby La Collinette Hotel, and the Signal HQ was responsible for all radio traffic to and from Germany and the other Islands.

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German Military Underground Hospital

German Military Underground Hospital
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

The largest construction in the Channel Islands, hewn out of solid rock by slave workers of many nationalities for the German forces 1940-1945.

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German Occupation Museum

German Occupation Museum
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

A unique experience of life in Guernsey 1940-1945, authentic occupation street. Maritime history and fortifications.

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Priaulx Library

Priaulx Library

Standing in its own beautiful grounds on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, the Priaulx Library is Guernsey's premier centre for local studies and family history research

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National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop & Parlour

National Trust Victorian Shop & Parlour
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

26 Cornet Street is probably the earliest remaining complete building within the Town's medieval boundaries. The National Trust of Guernsey has restored this exquisite 18th century house as a Victorian shop and parlour.

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Rousse Tower

Rousse Tower

Fully restored and accessible loop-holed tower originally built to defend the island against the French.

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The Guernsey Tapestry

The Guernsey Tapestry 2
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

'Excellent' 'Stunning' 'Superb' 'Truly remarkable' 'Brilliant' 'Amazing' 'Fascinating' 'Magnificent' 'Wonderful' 'Outstanding'. 'Excellent guide to the history of Guernsey and a remarkable tapestry'.

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Fort Grey & Shipwreck Museum

Fort Grey
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction 3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Known locally as the "Cup and Saucer", Fort Grey is a Martello Tower built in 1804 to defend Guernsey's west coast. Many vessels have come to grief on this beautiful but treacherous coast

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Castle Cornet & Its Museums

Castle Cornet 3
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction 3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Castle Cornet, Guernsey's ancient royal fortress, has stood guard over the town and harbour of St Peter Port for nearly eight centuries.

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Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

Performing Arts Centre 1

As Guernsey's first multi functional performance space and teaching facility for the performing arts, the Centre provides a versatile auditorium, 300 seat theatre and hall for performances, conferences and workshops.

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Sculpture Park & Subtropical Garden at Sausmarez Manor

Subtropical Garden - Sausmarez Manor

RHS Partner Garden- subtropical gardens and an art park exhibiting works by more sculptors than anywhere else in Britain.

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St James Concert and Assembly Hall

St James

A centre for all reasons. The former garrison church of St James-the-Less and its recently built Dorey Centre, provide Guernsey with a unique and versatile venue offering one of the largest auditoria in the Island.

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Guernsey Pearl

3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Guernsey Pearl is a retail outlet specialising in local cultured pearls. There is also an 80-seat restaurant open daily.

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Guernsey Candles Ltd.

Guernsey Candles
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Guernsey Candles, a well-established candle company who has created many designs over the years; some are new and many old favourites.

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Bruce Russell & Son - Gold, Silversmiths & Jewellers

Bruce Russell Gold & Silversmith
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Third and fourth generation Bruce and Simon welcome you to our workshop and showroom where we craft traditional silverware, gold and platinum jewellery.

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Sausmarez Manor

Sausmarez Manor
1 Quality Assured Place of Attraction 3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Possibly one of the most interesting, beautiful and varied places on the island, encompassing so many different things to see and do, including a delightful selection of wildfowl, lake-side café, Happy Hollow 9 hole short course golf and Edwardian Tin and Coppersmith

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Martyn Guille Gold & Silver Workshop

Martyn Guille Gold, Silver & Clockmakers
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Whilst visiting the Little Chapel take a two minute walk to the Gold and Silver Workshop.

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Catherine Best Studio (Jewellery)

Catharine Best Studio
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

Renowned worldwide for her award-winning jewellery, Catherine Best's collection of stunning work is housed in her studio at The Mill, a beautiful landmark building in St Martin's.

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Guernsey Freesia Centre

Guernsey Freesia Centre
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

The Guernsey Flower Centre is situated in the parish of the Vale in the north of Guernsey. We welcome visitors to our centre to see the various stages of growing exotic freesia blooms.

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Les Cotils Gardens

Les Coltils Gardens

12 acres of award winning grounds (Floral Guernsey St Peter Port Gold Award 2012), which benefit from beautiful colour from Spring through to Autumn.

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Victorian Walled Garden/Guided Walks, Saumarez Park

Victotrian Walled Garden

The Guernsey Botanical Trust's restoration project of the Victorian kitchen garden, Saumarez Park.

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Saumarez Park

Saumarez Park

Camellias and magnolias often grow to be huge in Guernsey, not least in the public gardens of Saumarez Park. Its exotic species were originally planted by a Guernsey diplomat who had served as the British Ambassador to Japan.

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Candie Gardens

Candie Gardens

Once part of a private estate, the award winning, restored Victorian Candie Gardens offer the best view across St Peter Port harbour, along with a rare example of a late 19th century public flower garden.

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Victor Hugo's Garden

Victor Hugo's Garden

The gardens of Victor Hugo's exile home have been faithfully renovated by the City of Paris and include a kitchen garden, fruit trees and Hugo's United States of Europe Oak - a living link with this great visionary.

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La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark

Sark Gardens 2014

RHS Recommended: Set within the grounds of a 17th century manor, the garden is considered one of the finest in the Channel Islands.

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Bluebell Woods

Bluebell Wood

In springtime, the woodland floor becomes a carpet of blue beneath the budding tree canopy

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Pleinmont Headland

Pleinmont Headland

Magnificent views, cliff walks, birds, flora and fauna.

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Fort Hommet Headland

Fort Hommet Headland

Rich habitats including stabilized sand dune, wet meadow, heathland. Rare species of plants, butterflies, birds.

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Le Vaux de Monel and La Varde Rock

Le Vaux de Monel and La Varde Rock

Naturalised garden with panoramic views over Rocquaine Bay. Good paths and seating.

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Silbe Reserve

Silbe Nature Reserve

Paths run through a wooded valley, an all-year haven for birds and flowers.

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Jerbourg

Jerbourg

Stunning views over the other islands, cliff walks, bird-watching hides.

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Rue des Bergers

Rue des Bergers

Small reserve offering a pond surrounded by reeds, with a small bird hide.

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Fauxquets Valley

Fauxquets Valley

Peaceful inland valley with woodland, nature reserve and ponds

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L'Ancresse Common

L'Ancresse Common

Flat, wide sandy bay and common. Fortifications, shooting range and ancient burial sites

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La Claire Mare

La Claire Mare

Reed beds, ponds, public hide, salt marsh and orchid meadows, also including

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Lihou Island

Lihou Island

Unspoilt uninhabited bird sanctuary reached by tidal causeway.

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Orchid Fields

Orchid Fields

Wild orchids in late May/June.

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Cliff Paths

Cliff paths

Guernsey has over 28 miles stunning cliff paths offering walkers stunning coastal scenery along the south coast

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Port Soif Nature Trail

Port Soif Nature Trail

Specially designed with the needs of disabled people in mind. Pond, unusual plants, wildlife and pond life

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Vale Pond & C.J McCathie Nature Reserve

Vale Pond & C.J McCathie Nature Reserve

The north end of the island (Clos du Valle) was once separated from the main island of Guernsey by the Braye du Valle.

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Saumarez Nature Trail

Saumarez Park Nature Trail

Nature trail from Cobo Bay to Saumarez Park

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Rousse Headland

Rousse Headland

Napoleonic Loop-holed Tower and battery in a single fortification on natural headland.

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St Saviour's Reservoir

Reservoir

Important area for the freshwater and woodland habitat it provides for wildlife. The Millennium Walk is a peaceful path around the reservoir

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L'Eree Headland

L'Eree Headland

Views of and start of causeway to Lihou Island. Part of designated Ramsar site.

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Le Grande Pré

Le Grand Pre

Plenty of bird activity in spring and autumn at this large reed bed.

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Le Gouffre

Le Gouffre

Cliff walks and views. Rocky scenery

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Talbot Valley

Talbot Valley

Beautiful wooded areas either side of the valley road. Wet meadow, freshwater pond and spring orchids.

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The Little Chapel

Litlte Chapel
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

A work of art and a labour of love, the Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world.

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Guernsey Aquarium

Aquarium
3 Guernsey Quality Accreditation

The Guernsey Aquarium, as the tunnel is known, has been housed in La Vallette tunnel for 31 years

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Clarence Battery

Clarence Battery

Built in 1780, these are the remains of Fort George - the island's principal fort during the French Revolution

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Fort Le Marchant

Fort Le Marchant

A late 18th century coastal Napoleonic fort - thought to have been a military site prior to this. On the edge of L'Ancresse Common on Guernsey's north coast

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Le Trépied Megalithic Burial Chamber

Le Trépied Megalithic Burial Chamber

A chamber tomb offering spectacular views over Perelle Bay.

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Table des Pions- The Fairy Ring

Table des PionsThe Fairy Ring

In local folklore the site is linked with Fairies, witches and elves and the locals call it the Fairy Ring.

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Vale Castle

Vale Castle

Fortification that sits atop a hill and which evidence suggests has a history stretching back to the Iron Age

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La Varde Passage Grave & Millenium Stone

La Varde Passage GraveMillenium Stone

Large Megalithic chambered tomb, with a capstone weighing over ten tons.

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The National Trust of Guernsey - Les Caches Farm

Les Cache Barn

Part of a recent restoration project of Les Caches Farm, dating back to the 15th century

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Les Fouaillages

Les Fouillages

Neolithic burial mound

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Chateau des Marais

Chateau des Marais entrance

Small castle dating back to the 13th century.

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Batterie Dollmann Gun Pit

Batterie Dollmann Gun pit

Restored battery gun pit that houses the last French, 10 tonne, 22cm gun of its type in Europe.

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Fort Pezeries

Fort Pezerie

Napoleonic fort situated at one of the most westerly points of the island.

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Le Dehus Burial Chamber

Dehus Dolmen

Fascinating underground Neolithic structure complete with ancient rock carving.

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Fort Doyle

Fort Doyle

19th Century fortification built to defend St Peter Port's northerly approaches.

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Le Creux ès Faies Passage Tomb

Le Creux ès Faies Passage Tomb

A well preserved Megalithic passage tomb dated c. 3-2500 BC.

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La Gran'mère du Chimquière

La Granmère du Chimquière

A 4000 year old statue-menhir situated at the gate of St Martin's parish church.

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