LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Castle has guarded the harbour for 800 years. You can explore the battlements and enjoy breath-taking views towards the other islands. Four Museums, four period gardens, the refectory and our shop are all here to discover.
The Noon-day gun is fired daily throughout the season by keepers clad in scarlet costumes who will stay and pose for photos with you after every firing.
For more information visit the official webpage
CANDIE GARDENS & MUSEUM
Guernsey Museum is set amidst this late 19th century pleasure garden on the outskirts of St Peter Port.
These historic gardens were established in 1894 in the grounds of Candie House and offer excellent panoramic views over the rooftops of St. Peter Port to the neighbouring islands. The Lower Gardens were refurbished in 1998-99 and are a rare surviving example of a Victorian Public Flower Garden. One of Candie’s restored historic greenhouses, hosts the annual Nerine Festival each October.
Candie Gardens are situated 5 minutes’ walk from the Duke of Normandie. Admission to the Gardens is free and they are open from dawn to dusk. Users of wheelchairs and pushchairs should note that the Gardens include some steep paths.
For more information visit the official webpage.
VICTOR HUGO’S HOUSE
During his exile Hugo lived in Hauteville House, which has been preserved exactly as it was. Hugo’s abundant creativity is displayed in the astonishing richness of its decoration. As Charles Hugo put it, the house is “a veritable three-storey autograph, a poem in several rooms”.
For more information visit their webpage
The Fort is a Martello Tower built on a small tidal islet to defend Rocquaine Bay. It is known affectionately as the “Cup and Saucer”. It houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse. More Information
The Little Chapel was a work of art and labour of love built by Brother Déodat, who started work in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. More Information
FISH & CHIPS AT COBO
Guernsey’s top attraction is its stunning, sandy beaches and there is nothing better than watching the sun go down at Cobo bay whislt tucking in to some fish & chips!
“Guernsey Arts supports, promotes and inspires the arts and creativity in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Our aim is for the Islands to be seen as unique, vibrant, artistic and creative communities both within the Bailiwick of Guernsey and beyond. Guernsey Arts receives funding from the States of Guernsey as well as from a wide range of private individuals and entities that sponsor and donate via Arts Foundation Guernsey (our fundraising arm).”
Guernsey Street Festival 2021
24th July – 7th August
“Guernsey’s new annual celebration of talent. This year’s festival will run 24th July – 7th August in the streets of St Peter Port to celebrate all forms of street performance including, but not limited to, music, art, theatre, dance, food & craft.”
KPMG Castle Nights
23rd July – 30th July – 6th August
“The annual series of FREE Entertainment for the whole family at Castle Cornet. Experience one of Guernsey’s most popular summer events.”
GADOC presents Annie
Beau Séjour Leisure Centre
31st July – 2pm
31st July – 7:30pm
2nd-7th August – 7:30pm
“First staged by GADOC in 2000, some of the original cast are taking to the stage once again – orphans are now senior dancers, Daddy Warbucks is now Roosevelt and Grace Farrell (Lisa Johnston) is directing the show!”
Follow the link to get your tickets!
The Guernsey Museum
“The Greenhouse Gallery is situated within The Guernsey Museum at Candie, St Peter Port and holds regular exhibitions by local and overseas artists.”
JT Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs
1st August – 3pm
29th August – 3pm
“Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs have become a major part of Guernsey summers over the past 30 years and bring a real carnival atmosphere to the Cobo seafront whilst raising much needed funds for local charities such as the Guernsey Cheshire Home.
Advanced bookings are required for lunch on The Beach Terrace at the Cobo Bay Hotel, where you can enjoy a carvery buffet and dessert as well as table service for drinks throughout the afternoon. Each event features a support band from approximately 3pm and lasts until 7.30pm. Due to the popularity of these events, a section of the Cobo Coast Road at the front of the hotel is temporarily closed off.”