Wonders of Guernsey
The Bailiwick of Guernsey includes not just Guernsey but also Alderney, Sark, and several more islands that constitute the British Crown Dependency, located close to the French coast.
These small islands offer breathtaking scenery, interesting local history, and traditions. Highlights include a rich archaeological heritage, Castle Cornet, amazing scenery of Sark island and other islands.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 15 wonders of Guernsey
Large seaside caves, accessible only at very low tide. Walls covered with sea anemones.
Some 60 m long seaside caves in a beautiful setting. According to local legends, in earlier times the caves were used by smugglers.
Impressive passage grave, one of the best preserved Neolithic sites in Guernsey. The central passage has four side chambers, grave still is covered with a mound with a 20 m diameter. Inside were found Neolithic burials. Unique feature – a carving in a capstone that shows a stylized face.
The largest megalithic structure on Guernsey – a passage grave in a mound. The diameter of this mound is 18 meters. The largest capstone in the passage grave weighs more than 10 tons.
La Longue Rocque
The tallest menhir in Guernsey, rising 3.5 m from the ground, 1 m goes below the ground. Weighs some 5 tons.
Impressive passage grave – large stones with capstones.
La Gran’mère du Chimquière
Standing stone in St.Martin’s churchyard. 1.65 m tall stone has been shaped like a statue with a head and face. It is not known when the sculpting was done.
An unusual standing stone that is shaped like a woman.
A historical country house that was built in 1585 on the site of an older building. Rebuilt in 1715 – 1719 and the early 19th century. Sculpture park nearby, in the subtropical park of the manor.
Impressive castle on an island near Guernsey. The first fortifications were built here between 1206 – 1256, rebuilt in 1545 – 1548. Currently hosts museums.
St Anne on Alderney
Historical, charming town with many old buildings and old street patterns. Hilly cobblestone streets.
La Seigneurie Gardens
Exquisite walled garden from the middle of the 19th century. Beautiful displays of diverse flowers.
La Coupée of Sark
Isthmus, connecting Sark and Little Sark, with 100 m tall cliffs on both sides. Before 1900, when railings were not there, children crawled on their knees here to avoid being blown into the sea.
Lihou Priory of St. Mary
Ruins of a priory that, possibly, was established by Benedictine monks in the 12th century. Local people considered that monks worship the devil.
Historical house of Seigneours of Sark. The house has been gradually built since 1675 and represents a charming mix of diverse styles.
The Guernsey Handbook 2016 is an essential Guide for anyone thinking of visiting the beautiful Island of Guernsey. The 2016 edition has new images and additional text providing even more useful information on what to see and do when you visit the Island. It also includes information on how to get to Guernsey, getting around on the Island, and also information on places to stay and places to eat while on the Island. Combine this with a list of the main events, some historical information, and also details about the other Channel Islands you can visit while in Guernsey and you can see why this should be a must-read for anyone looking to visit the Island.
Covering an area of twenty-four square miles, the island of Guernsey is divided into ten parishes, most still bearing their French names. The reader is taken on a tour of the island, from arrival at the town of St Peter Port, with its harbor and bustling markets, to the surrounding districts including St Pierre du Bois and the picturesque Cobo Bay.