St Peter Port is said to have one of the prettiest harbours in Europe and is where you begin this walk. The Second World War had a huge impact on the island and this route will take you past the site of a 1940 bombing that claimed the lives of 33 islanders. Two days later, the island would start a five-year long German occupation.

Meander to the top of town and you will discover beautiful parks and gardens, once the private residences of wealthy merchants in the 18th century. They offer spectacular views across the town and beyond to the neighbouring islands. This walk takes you past the capital's finest buildings, including Victoria Tower. When French author Victor Hugo lived in exile in the islands in the 19th century, he carved both his name and that of his mistress, Juliette Drouet, into the wall at the top of the tower, a place where they would secretly meet.

St Peter Port has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from if you fancy a bite to eat. Alternatively, stop off at one of many cafes when you can relax, enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by.

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