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Guernsey Cruises

Located between England and France in the English Channel, the island of Guernsey is known for its intriguing cultural mix, rich local history and beautiful scenery. 

As the island is just 12 miles long by five miles wide, you’ll have time to discover a good portion of the island and its many attractions, however long or short your stay. St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, as well as the main port. It’s known as one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns thanks to the picturesque seafront and historic garden.

Whether walking or cycling, you can discover beautiful white sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and scenic wooded valleys here. Quaint towns boast cobbled streets and historic monuments, and there’s lots of delicious food to try and excellent duty-free shopping too. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • The total area of Guernsey is 30 square miles.
  • Guernsey Gâche is a traditional bread made on the island. 
  • Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables while living in Guernsey.
  • Guernsey residents have the 8th highest life expectancy in the world.
  • The island was occupied by German forces during WW2.
 

Highlights

Food

Local produce is big news in Guernsey. The island is rightly proud of its many unique delicacies and no trip is complete without sampling at least a few of them. 

The Guernsey cow is something of a national icon and provides both rich, creamy Guernsey milk and tasty beef. Guernsey Gâche – a bread made with raisins, sultanas and dried peel – is another item on the island’s gastronomic menu, as is Guernsey Bean Jar, an age-old stew made with haricot and butter beans, beef and pork. 

Speciality food

Seafood is obviously something of a speciality here. You can enjoy locally-caught crab, succulent scallops, the rare delicacy ormer snail or good old fish and chips washed down with an ice-cold glass of local cider. You should also be sure to get a bite to eat at one of Guernsey’s beach kiosks, some of which have expanded beyond their unassuming beginnings into well-respected bistros and restaurants. 

 

Nature

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Guernsey is home to an abundance of natural treasures. Along the coast, beautiful beaches, secluded coves and rock pools are just waiting to be discovered. 

Carefree visitors can build sand castles, soak up some sun and take a refreshing dip in summer months, or enjoy walks and a little windswept drama during winter. Spectacular views of the ocean and rugged coastline can be seen from the island’s many cliff-top walking routes. 

Inland, there’s just as much beautiful scenery to explore. The island’s rural interior reveals that agriculture still lies at the heart of Guernsey’s industry. Walkers and cyclists are given priority on the island’s country lanes so heading off on a nature trail is always a relaxing and peaceful experience, with traditional cottages and historic farmhouses dotting the landscape of rolling fields and wildflower meadows.

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Guernsey

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