A little different
With a refreshing take on life – from its blue phones and pillar boxes to refusal to join the EU. Its 65,000 inhabitants go out of their way to make you feel at home, and if you find some of the 2% who still speak it, they’ll welcome you in fluent Guernesiais. As well as being charming and picturesque, it’s sunny, too, with an average of 250 hours of sunshine in July alone.
|Time zone:||GMT (Summer GMT+1 hour)|
|Flight Time:||1 hour 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 11░C (24 hour average)
Take a trip to some of the outlying islands and islets in the group – Alderney, Herm and Sark, for a taste of island life as it used to be.
Must eat at:
Head out to the parish of St. Saviour and it’ll be worth it. The Farmhouse restaurant, based in the country hotel of the same name, does fine dining, and of course, the island’s gastronomic high – the Guernsey Cream Tea.
Must be there for:
9th May is Liberation Day, when the whole island marks its freedom from Nazi occupation with an island-wide public holiday.
With no trains on the island, buses form the backbone of Guernsey’s public transport. However, if you have the time and the energy, bicycle hire is cheap and plentiful.
If you hire a car on Guernsey, beware the speed limit – it’s a mere 35mph.
Duty free shopping:
Although Guernsey is in Europe, the Channel Islands are outside of the EU Value Added Tax Area so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Guernsey through our terminals. More information.