St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and has been described as the Channel Island’s most beautiful town. It is located in the Channel Islands southeast of the English Channel. Guernsey is a lush garden of flowers and vegetables, with about 300 miles of roads and lanes. The island has retained its natural beauty and the coastline has remained unspoilt. Dotted around the island you will see occasional crumbling ruins, and herds of the golden Guernsey cows.
St. Peter Port is an elegant and charming little town with lines of Regency and Victorian buildings and numerous cobbled streets. Steep stairways and alleyways weave their way up and down between houses and there is a mass of boats in its harbour.
Shopping in St Peter Port is an unmissable experience. Electronic and photographic equipment, jewellery and perfume are all good, low duty buys, along with wines, spirits and tobacco and of course the famous Guernsey jumper. Small boutiques offer exclusive clothes, shoes and leather goods, whilst the Old Quarter is the place to find antiques.
Things to see and do
* Guided walking tours
* The Guernsey Diamond Museum
* Guernsey Museum and art gallery
* The Little Chapel
* Victor Hugo House
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Guernsey Pound(GDP)
Language – English & French
Land Area – 78 sq km’s
Population – 65,000
Electricity – 2 pin Round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1481
Port Location – The Port is located at St Peter Port which is the capital city of Guernsey.
Transport Links – Guernsey can only be reached by plane or boat. Guernsey airport has flight links to the UK, France, Jersey, Alderney, Netherlands and Germany. Ferries run from St Peter Port to the UK, France and other Channel Islands. There is a conventional ferry year round from Portsmouth, and high speed catamarans from Weymouth and Poole in the summer. The conventional ferry runs in all weather, the catamarans can be delayed or cancelled by high seas.
There are no trains on the island; roads are small but not busy. Cycling is a great way to get around Guernsey.