Things To Do In Guernsey
Guernsey is one of the channel islands in the English channel and it is close to the coast of France. This island is known for its magnificent beaches therefore there are a lot of places to rest and unwind. There are also a lot of things to see and do on the island therefore there will be something to suit all ages, tastes and interests.
Things To Do In Guernsey When It’s Raining
There are various indoor things that you can do on the island of Guernsey, therefore even when the weather is not that great there will be plenty to keep visitors of all ages busy.
German Military Underground Hospital
Address: La Vassalerie Road St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8XL
For visitors who are interested in history a visit to the German Military Hospital which this was built using slave labour during the occupation of Germany is a must. This hospital is actually underground, and it is invisible at ground level. The underground tunnel is seven thousand square meters and is made in the solid rock. This hospital was never actually finished but it still gives a clear idea of the conditions that the slaves lived and worked in. There are two main corridors within the hospital with wards, laboratories, operating theatres, x-ray rooms, staff quarters and a dispensary.
Channel Islands Military Museum
Another attraction that is worth taking the time to visit is the Channel Islands military museum and this is located within a bunker which was built into the sea wall. A visit to this museum will able visitors to truly get a feeling of what it was like to live during the 1940s.
Days Out For Couples In Guernsey
Attractions & Walks
There are a range of romantic things to do on the island of Guernsey and these include a number of attractions to visit as well as several different walks that are in the area.
Address: Route de Sausmarez, St. Martin GY4 6SG, Guernsey
One of the things that couples may enjoy doing is a visit to Sausmarez manor which dates back to 1205 and there are a number of interesting things to see and do within this historic house. Some of the things that you can enjoy doing at this manor include a stroll around the garden, a train ride, a ghost tour, the golf course or a browse around the various craft stores.
Town Church, St Peters Port, Guernsey
Address: Church Square, Guernsey GY1 2JU, Guernsey
A visit to the town church in St Peters port is worth taking the time to see as it is home to some great architecture and the church has even made it into the Guinness Books of Records.
Places To Visit In Guernsey For Free
There are several things that you can enjoy seeing and doing on the island of Guernsey and a number of these can be done free of charge, and these of course, include beaches and gardens.
Guernsey Beaches and Gardens
Address: Candie Gardens Candie Road, St Peter Port GY1 1UG
Candie gardens is a lovely place to enjoy a stroll, as these gardens date back to the nineteenth century and offer spectacular views across the neighbouring islands and the harbour. These gardens are also home to an art gallery, a museum and a café. The gardens and the library are free to enter but there is a small charge for the gallery and museums.
When you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind a visit to Shell Beach will be ideal. This beach is lovely and sandy therefore perfect location to feel that sand between your toes and listen to the waves as you relax or for the younger visitor try out their sandcastle making skills.
Other Guernsey Beaches
There are several beaches on the island of Guernsey therefore it is the ideal location for relaxing and getting away from the hustle of modern-day life.
These beaches include:
- Vazon Beach
- L’Eree Beach
- Petit Bot Bay
- Cobo Beach
- Port Soif Bay
- Fermain Beach
- Pembroke Bay
- Havelet Bay
Days Out For Families In Guernsey
There is an array of activities for families to do on the island of Guernsey. For the older children there is a mini golf course with fourteen holes or practice your racing skills on the kart track. Here are a few of the activities you can try in Guernsey to keep the kids entertained:
Address: Oatlands Ln, Guernsey GY2 4YT
One of the activities that families may opt to do is a visit to Jungle house. This attraction is home to number of trampolines and there is also a roller-skating rink complete with handrails. For the younger children there is also an indoor play area where they can safely climb, slide and swing around.
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf
Address: Rohais De Haut, St. Peter Port GY1 1FD, Guernsey
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf is a miniature golf course in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey and one of Guernsey’s premier attractions. Perfect for a family day out or to settle a score with your friends. Players to this attraction are welcomed from all ages.
Address: Victoria Avenue, Guernsey GY2 4BB
Karting Guernsey is a Go-Kart track in Guernsey. It is an outdoor racing track. The attraction can be booked for private parties and offers adult and child racing tournaments. Visitors can ‘arrive and drive’ which means they are able to just turn up without pre-booking. There is a computerised timing system. The venue also offers night racing under floodlights for the ultimate excitement and competitive thrill.
This venue provides thrilling adventures and activities including climbing, kayaking, coasteering and abseiling. As well as the water related activities the venue also offers cycle tours and archery. Another attraction that is good for families is Alderney Railway which dates back to 1854 when Prince Albert and Queen Victoria were the first passengers to travel on it. Following the royal visit, the railway continued to be used for the transportation of minerals during the nineteenth century. This venue runs special events at various times of the year, and it is also home to a miniature railway.
For the adrenaline seekers a visit to Outdoor Guernsey will be worth taking the time to do.
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