Best Breaks In Britain – Guernsey

 
Just a mention of the Channel Islands conjures up visions of a holiday by the sea and all the pleasures of island life. When you take a break on Guernsey, all those visions – and much more – become a reality.

Nestling snugly in the bay of St Malo and 70 miles from mainland Britain, the Channel Island of Guernsey is a heady mix of French and British cultures.

This collision of lifestyles has created a unique environment, where familiarity is tempered by the unexpected, but where you’ll always feel welcome. It’s a very special place, one that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. For many people, it’s the scenery that makes Guernsey so special. And it’s easy to see why – cliffs, coves and commons provide a real treat for walkers and the abundance and variety of their floral heritage will inspire you. Plus there are the sister islands of Herm, Sark and Alderney to explore.

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With it’s unique location, surrounded by the sea, and with that continental ambience which results from France being just a few short miles away, a holiday on Guernsey is something special.

Great food, marvellous hotels and guest houses, and of course those terrific beaches. You can take long, invigorating walks along the cliff paths, spend lazy days rambling through the rural interior, enjoy a game of golf and appreciate the island’s many fascinating historical sites and visitor attractions.

 

The attractive harbour town of St Peter Port, the island’s capital, is a fascinating place to explore, with a mix of architectural styles that tell the story of the region’s colourful past. Here bistros, restaurants and boutiques jostle for your attention, and don’t forget that there is more to Guernsey than one island; the pleasures of Alderney, Herm and Sark are just a short ferry ride away, offering a chance to enjoy even more peace and tranquility.

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