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The sights

St Peter Port –historic St Peter Port nestles against a hillside sweeping down to one of the world’s most beautiful harbours bursting with elegant yachts and working fishing boats. The feel is most definitely Mediterranean. The town is a collection of narrow lanes and alleyways leading uphill from the sea to a skyline of church steeples and red-painted roof tops. Fine Georgian façades line the quaint, cobbled High Street and adjacent pedestrianised streets draw you in with the promise of another delight around the corner.

Castle Cornet – a visit to Castle Cornet is a must, where 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.

Royal Court House – where Guernsey’s parliament, the Assembly of the States, holds its debates. There is a public gallery for visitors when the States are in session.

Candie Gardens – for wonderful views over Herm and Sark.

Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery – a modern building which houses all manner of information and exhibitions of Guernsey’s history.

Hauteville House – the French writer, Victor Hugo, spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey during the 19th Century and his St Peter Port house overlooking the harbour is well worth a visit.

The Little Chapel – is the smallest church in the world. It is modelled on the shrine at Lourdes and is decorated in shells and pottery.

The German Underground Hospital – has altered 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.

Saumarez Manor – one of the best preserved 18th Century buildings in the Channel Islands. Although it is still lived in, you can take a tour of the house and the grounds boast a pitch and putt and a miniature railway.

Fort Grey Maritime Museum – is situated at the southern end of Rocquaine Bay and is one of the island’s three Martello towers. It was built in 1804 as a defence against French invasion. The sea surrounding the Fort has seen many ships sink on the rocks below and local researchers have managed to locate over 100 shipwrecks.

Oatlands Craft Centre – all manner of crafts can be admired and bought.

Strawberry Farm – a great place for the family with rides, games, shops, restaurants, craft centres, wood carver and potters at work and don’t forget the strawberries!