St Peter Port Occupation Trail

St Peter Port Occupation Trail

1.5 Hour
Easy
96 m

1) Crown (Victoria) Pier

In the 13th century, this was a simple timber quay but by 1750 the old harbour has been created. Old warehouses along the seafront are now shops and restaurants, retaining many original features.

2) Creasey's Department Store

It is understood (although not proven), that this department store was Brock's birthplace, following the discovery of papers uncovered by the Creasey family a short time ago

3) The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

4) German Naval Signals HQ

The last operational German signals HQ that was running up until 9 May 1945, using the Enigma code machines that were being decoded by the staff at Bletchley Park.

5) Grange Lodge Hotel

6) La Vallette Underground Military Museum

This museum covers Guernsey's military history, including World War One and the German Occupation of the island from 1940 to 1945 during World War Two, as well as the island's own militia.

The best-selling novel 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and its subsequent film adaptation tell the story of Guernsey's Occupation by German Armed Forces during the Second World War. 

Visit the WW2 Occupation sites references in the story and learn the real history behind this turbulent period of Guernsey's past.  As you visit the locations, get your Guernsey Occupation Trail Passport - available from the Guernsey Information Centre - stamped inside the venues on the route:

  1. Stamp collected at the Information Centre.
  2. Stamp collected at Creaseys (High Street). 
  3. Stamp collected at Old Government House Hotel. 4
  4. Stamp collected at the German Naval Signals HQ. 
  5. Stamp collected at the Grange Lodge Hotel. 
  6. Stamp collected at La Valette Underground Military Museum.

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