Locations from Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
26 Feb 2018 / by Eleanor
Be inspired by the fascinating history and explore the island of Guernsey through the eyes of the best-selling novel Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie. This much-loved book has been adapted as a feature film set for release on 20th April 2018. Below are some of the attractions that you will find in the book and film.
1. Candie Gardens – These award winning gardens are a rare example of a late 19th century public flower garden and is one of the British Isles' oldest known heated glass-houses
2. Little Chapel – Possibly the smallest church in the world modelled on the shrine on the shrine at Lourdes and decorated in shells and pottery.
3. German Military Underground Hospital & German Occupation Museum – This building has altered a little since the end of World War II and a visit is a very moving experience, whilst the German Occupation Museum has an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia
4. Sausmarez Manor - One of the Channel Islands' best preserved 18th century buildings. Although still lived in, you can take a tour of the house and the grounds boast a subtropical woodland garden, a pitch and putt and a miniature railway.
5. Castle Cornet - Much of the medieval architecture remains intact and museums inside cover the maritime and military history dating back over 800 years.At midday, two redcoats fire a one-gun salute from the castle's Royal Battery.
6. Fort Grey & Shipwreck museum - The museum is situated at the southern end of Rocquaine Bay and Fort Grey is one of the island's three Martello towers. The tower was built in 1804 to defend Guernsey's west coast.