If you're starting to feel that it's time for a summer break but feel uninspired by the usual choice of destinations offered, or just fancy something different or a little closer to home Guernsey holidays might just be what you're looking for.
Guernsey, officially called the Bailiwick of Guernsey, is a small island in the English Channel, just off the coast of Normandy, France. It is also part of the archipelago of the Channel Islands.
Whilst not an obvious destination for a summer holiday, Guernsey has plenty to offer those who want to get away from the stress of everyday life but are eager to visit somewhere unique and less crowded.
It sports charming ports, great for boating fans, and luscious sandy beaches surrounded by greenery and epic cliffs.
Why Visit Guernsey?
A destination not commonly visited, you may wonder why you should consider visiting Guernsey for your next holiday. There are actually plenty of reasons why Guernsey is a great destination – and we have compiled just a few of them:
History and Culture
Guernsey is an appealing choice for holidaymakers that seek some intellectual stimulation from their summer break. It has a rich history, having been occupied by German troops during World War II. From this period, there are many German fortifications that remain intact several of which are open for public viewing.
Guernsey has a total area of 25 square miles. Its land is fairly low lying, though it is dotted with small hills making it perfect to explore on foot if you are an enthusiastic walker.
The island is constituted by two plateaus. The Northern region, the Bas Pas, is busier and more residential, whilst the Southern region, the Haut Pas, is more rural.
The towns consist of quaint terraces and tiered gardens permeated by ancient steps and secret alleyways, creating an air of intrigue any traveller will find impossible to resist.
For sea lovers, Guernsey has much to boast. St. Peter Port has a large deepwater harbour, which is a delight to stroll along. This port is Guernsey's capital city and has been a hub of activity for shipbuilders and merchants since Roman times. The sea air and tranquil atmosphere make it a wonderfully relaxing place to explore at your will.
Due to Guernsey's unique place in the Channel Islands, it has historically been a popular place for merchants traversing the seas to exchange goods.
This heritage is still upheld, offering a variety of luxurious goods such as wines, spirits, jewellery, perfume, leather goods and photographic equipment. The Old Quarter is a fantastic place to browse the boutiques in search of unique antiques.
One does not have to worry about the burden a place containing such treasures will place on the bank account, however, and many of these purchases benefit from low duty.
This makes Guernsey a place where cheap holidays can be enjoyed with ease. Easy to reach and with warm sunny summers, Guernsey is a sensational place to enjoy stress free holidays, offering the chance to unwind in some of the most enchanting spots.