Destination Fact File
A heady mix of stunning scenery and the best of contemporary living, Guernsey is the perfect short break destination. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on the islands beautiful beaches, Guernsey has it all. St Peter Port, the islands capital, is a bustling harbour town, a tapestry of architectural styles that tell the story of the regions changing fortunes. Here bistro's, restaurants and boutiques jostle for your attention, while in the harbour ferries are readied to take you to the sister islands. Ask anyone who's been here. Guernsey is a special place, a thriving community that welcomes its visitors with open arms and leaves a lasting impression on all who set foot on her soil.
Food & Drink
Blessed with an abundance of natural ingredients from sea and land, its not surprising that the islands should be able to boast so many high quality restaurants. A choice of pubs, bistro's or contemporary dining is all on offer. With a massive variety of food from all over the world, whether its Indian, Turkish, Spanish or Italian or something more traditional its all available, and with the high standards they offer you'll soon be back for more. For a more lively evening out you will find a choice of pubs and bars at St Peter Port where you can soak up the atmosphere with a few cocktails.
Young clubbers are becoming more aware of St Peter Port for its music venues and a number of pubs around St Peter Port have live music. The capital also has plenty of watering holes such as the 'Cock and Bull' which stands on a hill above the town centre and offers both real ales and live music. That is not all Guernsey has to offer though, if you want a quiet relaxing evening out then, there is plenty of lovely restaurants and pubs etc...
From watches to waistcoats, lingerie to leisure wear, Guernseys town shopping centre is a place where shoppers can find all their wants and needs. Hours can be spent browsing around the main shopping streets & arcades in St Peter Port. Some of the stores on offer here are well-known such as Woolworths, Benneton, Marks & Spencer and their fabulous food hall, Creasys which own the M&S franchise. Next fashions, Dorothy Perkins, Shoe String, Etam, Evans and their Essence range, Boots the chemist etc... There are quite alot of jewellry stores where bargains can be picked up at duty-free prices. There is a limit on what can be taken back but this can be explained at the local Customs and Excise Dept or at the harbour or airport. Shopping in Guernsey is a must, no VAT is charged on the island and you can find absolutely everything you could ever need.
Things to See and Do
The beaches & bays in Guernsey offer something for everyone, some sandy, some rocky, some both, at various stages of the tide. Guernsey is an idyllic location for walkers, you will enjoy the quiet country lanes & scenic South Coast Cliff walks, where every so often you will come across small coves with their own bay, if you have the energy there is a path all the way from St Peter Port to Pleinmont, a total of aproximately 16 miles (25km), be carefull the cliffs are hard work, but you can turn inland at many points and get a bus or taxi back to your accommodation or where you left the car! The Bailiwick of Guernsey also includes the islands of Alderney, Sark & Herm to which you can take a day trip. We must warn you that most visitors to Guernsey get hooked, and return many times.
Currency : Euro's and Sterling
Flights : Norwich - Guernsey. Sundays, 29th April - 22nd September 2013