St Peter Port
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Castle Cornet is an 800-year-old castle standing at the mouth of St Peter Port harbour. Just a short walk from the town centre, the castle offers a fascinating insight into hundreds of years of island history and spectacular panoramic views back towards St Peter Port and out across our sister islands. It is much bigger than it first appears so to make the most of your trip and allow at least three hours.
The story of the castle and other aspects of Guernsey's past can be found in the four museums housed within the Castle. These comprise of: the Story of Castle Cornet; 201 Squadron (RAF) Museum; Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum and the Royal Guernsey Militia Museum. There is plenty to do outside exploring the grounds within the castle walls including four historic gardens: Governor's Garden; Sutler’s Garden Lambert's Garden and the Master Gunner's Garden and so much space that a secluded spot for quiet reflection can always be found even on the busiest of days.
The daily attractions include a free guided tour at 10.30am and at midday the Noonday Gun is fired by gunners in 19th century costume - a must-see for visitors. On most days throughout the season the Guernsey History in Action Company re-enacts stories from Guernsey's past, for more information on the times of their performances check their website. There are self-guided trails for children to enjoy along with a dressing up area.
The café offers light meals and snacks with views out to sea of the islands of Herm and Sark. Finish your visit in the gift shop where you can buy quality books and original souvenirs.
Opening dates and times:
6th April to 30th October 2022: 10:00 - 17:00
Price: Adults: £10.50, Children 7+/Students: £3, accompanied children under 7 FREE
Or buy a Discovery Pass for £20 – this annual pass is valid for 12 months and allows the adult holder seasonal entry to Castle Cornet, Guernsey Museum, Fort Grey and the German Naval Signals Headquarters, and all accompanying children under 18 years go free.
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