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History of Guernsey

Guernsey has a wealth of history waiting to be discovered

Explore castles older than the Tower of London and ancient burial sites dating back to the Neolithic period.

Situated between the Normandy coast and England, the Islands’ unique position makes it perfect for a historical holiday. With a fascinating heritage of neolithic settlement, smuggler adventures and turbulent crossfire between the UK and Europe - Wherever you are, you don't have to travel far to find the past.

Ancient ruins

From ancient dolmens to neolithic standing stones, Guernsey is home to some of the earliest monuments in European history and renowned for its impressive number of neolithic burial sites. Also worth a visit, is the windswept medieval priory on Lihou Island founded by Benedictine monks.

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WWII Occupation & Fortification

One of the most significant periods in the Channel Islands’ history was the German Occupation during World War II. During the Occupation, German troops went about fortifying Guernsey, building reinforced bunkers as well as adapting existing fortifications which still punctuate the coastline today.

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What's on

19 Oct - 30 Oct

Olivia de Havilland - Dior Exhibition

Two Dior dresses and accessories owned and worn by Olivia de Havilland in the 1960s are on display at the Folk and Costume Museum,

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9 May 2021

liberation Day

2021 is the 76th anniversary of Guernsey's Liberation on May 9th, commemorating the Islands' freedom from German Occupation during World War II. It'll be a day not to be missed!

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Multiple Dates

Shrine of the Sacred Heart – special openings

‘Shell Shrine’ is a Second World War German Searchlight bunker on Fort Hommet headland at Vazon transformed from a place of war into a place of peace and beauty made entirely using local seashells.

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