Quick Guide to Guernsey

Its quaint, cobbled-stoned capital St Peter Port boasts a colourful, bustling harbour and plenty of bistros and cafes, while Guernsey's beaches range from romantic, jagged coves to long sandy stretches and its islands such as Sark are picture-perfect.

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How to Get to Guernsey

There are a number of flights to Guernsey available from mainland UK from destinations including London Gatwick, Southampton and Manchester with airlines such as Flybe and Auringny. Flights land at Guernsey Airport from which you can take a taxi or, depending on your final destination, a boat, to your Guernsey hotel. You can also get to this Channel Island destination via ferry which runs to the capital St Peter Port from Portsmouth all year round or by high-speed catamaran during the summer months from both Weymouth and Poole.

Where to Stay in Guernsey

St Peter Port is a great place to book a hotel in Guernsey and acts as a very convenient base for exploring the small island (it's just six miles by three miles). You'll find a good range of accommodation here, from locally-run B&Bs to five star luxury offered by the likes of the Old Government House Hotel. For those on a budget, camping is a great option and there are a number of sites dotted around the island in locations such as St Sampsons and Castel. If you're really looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then a stay on car-free Sark could be just the ticket.