Guernsey has many fascinating attractions from historic wartime tunnels and atmospheric castles to gorgeous gardens and amazing art galleries. There's also lots to keep younger family members amused too.
Some of our favourite Guernsey attractions
The French writer, Victor Hugo, spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey during the 19th century and his St Peter Port house is well worth a visit.
The Little Chapel
The Little Chapel was a work of art and labour of love built by Brother Déeodatm who wanted to create a miniature version or Lourdes in France. Decorated in pebbles and broken china, the Chapel remains a highly popular tourist destination to this day, and its striking décor and charm is always a real talking point.
German Military Underground Hospital
The underground hospital was carved out of solid rock by slave workers who had been captured by German forces during the occupation of the island in World War Two. The hospital is the largest construction in the Channel Islands at 7,000 square metres.
La Valette Underground Military Museum
This museum covers Guernsey's military history, including World War One and the German Occupation of the island from 1940-1945, as well as the island's own milita. Set in a complex of air-conditioned tunnels that were built by German forces as a fuel storage for their U-Boats.
This rare example of a late 19th century public flower garden is one of the British Isles' oldest known heated glass-houses.
Guernsey Museum at Candie
Guernsey Museum houses permanent exhibitions showing the Archaeology of Guernsey, Treasures from around the world held in the collection, the Folklore of Guernsey and the Rona Cole Gallery showing 200 works of art. In addition, the museum has a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions each year and the Discovery Room for families with a Cabinet of Curiosities, old-fashioned games to play and the very popular Timewarp that changes theme each year.
Castle Cornet is Guernsey’s ancient harbour fortress which has guarded the harbour for 800 years. There are children’s trails, garden tours and noon-day gun which is fired daily throughout the season. There are also 5 museums that you will be able to visit at your leisure.
Fort Grey & Shipwreck Museum
Known locally as the 'cup and saucer' Fort Grey is a Martello Tower built in 1804 to defend the west coast. It now house a Shipwreck Museum telling the plight of the many vessels that have come to grief on this beautiful, but treacherous, coast.
Nearest Hotels - Beau Vallon
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.
Come rain or shine Oatlands Village is the place to go for the whole family. The historic brick-kilns and thatched barns tell the amazing story of the 'two islands of Guernsey' and you can enjoy the ten shops and restaurants, the 18 hole tranquil mini-golf course and Oaty & Joey's playbarn.
Nearest Hotels - Hougue Du Pommier