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A Winter Weekend in Guernsey: An Itinerary

The Islands of Guernsey make for the perfect cosy escape and gives you the chance to get #ThatIslandFeeling.

Friday

When you land at Guernsey airport or arrive in the harbour, grab a taxi and head to your hotel to unpack. Make sure you get your raincoat out, just in case!

Once you’re ready to go, head into St Peter Port, the largest town on the island and Guernsey’s harbour. 

St Peter Port

If you’re hungry from the journey start your explorations in Market Square where on Fridays food vendors bring their trucks and locals bring sweet treats at lunchtime. Pick your favourite and start walking around the town. Guernsey’s cobbled streets are home to some excellent independent shops.

If you fancy a break after mooching around the shops, head up to the Old Government Hotel. The OGH has one of the most luxurious afternoon teas on the island, with beautiful views from their brasserie looking out to sea. Perfect for warming up out of the cold. 

For your evening meal visit Taste of India for a classic Friday night dinner, or Fat Rascal for traditional pub-style with a twist. If sushi is your thing, head to Hook for inventive creations.

Saturday

Start your Saturday by heading into St Peter Port to get breakfast at French restaurant Le Petit Cafe, which has lovely pastries, Omelettes and "La Brouillade" as well as a Charcuterie Board! 

Le Petit Cafe

From there, enjoy a walk up from town or catch the bus to the Sausmarez Manor Farmer’s Market, on from 9am - 12pm. The market showcases delicious local produce, cakes and treats, as well as handmade crafts. Once you’re done there, explore the rest of the parish of St Martins. Visit local jeweller Becky Rowe and the surrounding gift shops. 

If you need a spot of lunch, grab a sandwich or pie from St Martins local bakery Senners.

Sausmarez Manor

In the afternoon, if you are artistic or just want some fun head to pottery studio Iris and Dora to try your hand at the wheel with a private lesson, or do some pottery painting. 

Families with young children will love Oaty & Joey’s Playbarn at the Oatland’s Complex which has climbing walls, obstacle courses as well as one of the largest play frames in Britain. Other attractions include a trampoline barn, cars to drive, pool and air hockey tables and against the clock basketball.  For kids that are exceptionally well-behaved, a visit to Cadeaux Guernsey Toyshop (also at Oatlands) will be in order. There is also an all ages bowling alley guaranteed to provide fun for the whole family. 

Head into St Peter Port for Saturday evening. Whether you’re after Steak, a spot of seafood or some asian, you'll be spoilt for choice. If you want to carry on your evening after dinner, you have a choice of cool cocktail bars or cosy pubs. 

Oaty and & Joey’s Playbarn

Sunday 

This morning explore some of Guernsey’s history by visiting the German Occupation Museum located near the airport. It is a fascinating documentation of island life under occupation in the second World War, which has had lasting impacts on the landscape of Guernsey. 

It wouldn’t be autumn without some Sunday Lunch. The island has a variety of restaurants and pubs where you will find a great roast. Les Rocquettes, Les Cotils, The Rockmount, Fleur du Jardin all come highly recommended, as well as the carvery at Le Friquet Hotel.

Spend your afternoon relaxing. For the outdoor inclined, journey to the coast for a windy walk to work off your delicious lunch. Maybe have a paddle if you dare!

If staying indoors is more your thing, head to the Mallard Cinema to munch some popcorn and see the latest cinematic treat. 

After a big lunch you may not want a whole meal, Christies in town has got you covered. Perfect sandwiches with chips if you please, and a full dinner menu too. Or just have one of their amazing desserts including Guernsey Ice Cream, it’s up to you. 

Finish your weekend in Guernsey by walking along the quaint cobbled high street after dinner before heading back to your hotel to warm up and pack to head home.