Guernsey attractions

Top Choice House in St Peter Port

Hauteville House

Victor Hugo was exiled from France in 1851 after Napoleon III's coup, living on Guernsey from 1856-70. His exuberant home Hauteville House, where he wrote Les Misérables, has been preserved as it was. It's all DIY o…
Top Choice Museum in St Peter Port

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

This museum is an enjoyable stampede through the millennia-old history of Guernsey: home to Neolithic farmers, strategic Roman port, Norman stronghold, refuge of privateers, and, finally a sun-drenched tax haven. De…
Top Choice Museum in Guernsey

German Occupation Museum

Founded by a local who experienced Nazi occupation as a child, this fascinating museum walks you through Guernsey's wartime experience. Among ample weaponry, uniforms and communications equipment, there's a recreate…
Top Choice Museum in Guernsey

Folk & Costume Museum

In the middle of the vast, landscaped Sausmarez Park, this excellent museum is an enjoyable romp through Guernsey life a hundred years ago. Walk through a reconstructed parlour, kitchen and schoolroom, check out the…
Castle in St Peter Port

Castle Cornet

Standing sentinel over Saint Peter Port for over 800 years, this wonderfully intact castle has been a major player in every historical event to affect the island, from the French sieges and the Napoleonic wars to th…
Fort in Guernsey

Fort Grey & Shipwreck Museum

This 19th-century Martello tower is home to an entertaining museum, dedicated to all those ships that have unsuccessfully navigated Guernsey's treacherous waters for millennia. Behold the shipwreck chart, pinpointin…
Museum in Guernsey

Sausmarez Manor

Home to one of Guernsey's most distinguished families for over 800 years, the manor is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of generations of adventurers, generals, governors, privateers and inventors; look out for …
Museum in St Peter Port

La Vallette Underground Military Museum

During WWII, these tunnels were created using Eastern European slave labour to be used as a refuelling station for German U-boats, though they were never completed. Today, they are filled to the brim with wartime me…
Landmark in Guernsey

Gran'mère du Chimquière

Remember how Asterix' friend Obelix used to carve and deliver menhirs? Well, the Gran'mère is an elaborately carved menhir carved around 4000 years ago for purposes unknown, though it's possible she was a pagan 'Ear…
Island in Guernsey

Lihou Island

Linked to mainland Guernsey by a centuries-old causeway, passable only at low tide, the westernmost point in the Channel Islands is a haven for all manner of seabirds. There are several walking trails, as well as th…