Discover Guernsey

Rated picks for a weekend island getaway
St Peter Port

The island of Guernsey may just be an hour away from the UK mainland, but in many ways it feels worlds apart.

White-sand beaches, fascinating attractions, a vibrant food-and-drink scene; the second largest Channel Island has plenty to offer those seeking a long weekend that truly feels like an escape. Here are our rated recommendations for your trip.

Things to do on Guernsey

The capital, St Peter Port, is a thriving hub of activity, with plenty of independent cafes, top-rated restaurants and attractions to explore. Start your day by grabbing a coffee and wandering round the Candie Gardens. Here you’ll find the Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, which is distinctively designed around the Victorian bandstand.

You’ll no doubt have spotted Castle Cornet on your adventures – this striking fortress has stood guard over the harbour mouth for 800 years. Boasting four museums, historic gardens and breathtaking views from the battlements, there’s no better place to soak up Guernsey’s fascinating history.

The must-see attractions aren’t just confined to the capital. A short drive to the south lies the parish of St Martin, where you’ll find the wonderfully tranquil Sausmarez Manor. This historic house is a treasure trove when it comes to things to do – spend time in the house learning its fascinating story before venturing outside, where you can take a train ride, enjoy a game of pitch and putt, and explore the sculpture park.

Sausmarez Manor, St Martin

One of the most significant periods of the island's history was when it was occupied by German forces during the Second World War. You’ll notice evidence of this on your travels, but the best place to gain insight into what life was like for islanders is the German Occupation Museum, which is just a stone’s throw from the airport.

If you’re looking for a slower pace, it almost goes without saying that you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for a beach to relax on. There are 40 to choose from – go south for sheltered coves, and north for expansive stretches of white sand.

Recommended things to do on Guernsey

German Occupation Museum, Forest

Sausmarez Manor, St Martin

Castle Cornet, St Peter Port

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, St Peter Port

Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum, Rocquaine Bay

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, St Peter Port

Places to stay on Guernsey

Whether you’re looking for five-star hotel luxury, campsites within easy reach of the beach, or more budget-friendly options, Guernsey has a variety of top-rated accommodation to choose from.

Top-rated Guernsey accommodation

La Villette Hotel & Leisure Suite, St Martin

Les Rocquettes Hotel, St Peter Port

St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, St Peter Port

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, St Peter Port

Le Vaugrat Camp Site, St Sampson

La Bailloterie Camping, Vale

St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, St Peter Port

Where to eat on Guernsey

Open kitchens, historic settings, top-quality ingredients: Guernsey’s culinary scene has plenty to offer.

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La Barbarie Hotel, St Martin

St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, St Peter Port

The Duke of Richmond Hotel, St Peter Port

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, St Peter Port

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