Castles & Towers Lead Back to the Capital

Walk 5, Section 3

1.5 Hour
Easy
28 m
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1) Vale Castle

Vale Castle is a fortification that sits atop a hill and which, evidence suggests, has a history stretching back to the Iron Age

2) St Sampsons Harbour

St Sampsons has always been the Island's centre of shipbuilding.

3) The Clock Tower

4) Le Mont Crevelt Tower

The loop-holed tower is number three in a series of 15 built between August 1778 and March 1779

5) The Bréhon Tower

A round tower sitting on a large rock which was built in 1856

6) The Memorial Mast Roundabout

This impressive 100-foot high Memorial Mast was constructed in 2005 in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guernsey from the occupying German forces

This section of Guernsey's coastline was once home to the island's shipbuilding industry and is now the hub for our power supplies and light industry.

The area known as The Bridge is now popular for shopping but, as its name alludes to, was once the main crossing point when Guernsey was effectively two islands. The harbour itself was once a thriving port in the late 1800s when as many as 30 ships and 300 sailors came into town. Nowadays, however, local boats bob in the calm waters of a marina built in 2005.

From here, the walk takes you along the seafront towards Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port. Cruise ships often anchor out in the bay and make a striking sight with the neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark and, on a clear day, France, in the background. This section of your walk, offers a good selection of refreshments from pretty French coffee shops to restaurants offering a range of International cuisine.

Download the audio description with Island FM's Andrew Senneck providing the voice over.  The audio offers insightful information to make the walk even more enjoyable.  Alternatively, you can download the walk map.

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