Insight Guides Great Breaks Guernsey (Travel Guide eBook)
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Insight Guides Great Breaks Guernsey 

Travel made easy. Ask local experts.  
Inspirational travel guide making the most of the British Isles through clearly laid-out walks and tours.

Explore the best of Guernsey with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like St Peter Port, Castle Cornet, and St Anne on Alderney, to discovering cultural gems, including the historic manor, gardens and sculpture park of Sausmarez Manor, the fascinating museum at Fort Grey, and the atmospheric former home of Victor Hugo at Hauteville House, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your great break in Guernsey. 

Features of this travel guide to Guernsey:
Eight walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way
Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery
Historical and cultural insights: learn more about Guernsey's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout
Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips
Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you
Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered
Covers: St Peter Port; Moulin Huet Bay; Southern Guernsey; Central Guernsey; Northern Guernsey; Herm; Sark; Alderney 

Looking for a comprehensive guide to England? Check out Insight Guides England for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Date de parution 01 avril 2020
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781839052392
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 6 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

This Great Break has been produced by the editors of Insight Guides, whose books have set the standard for visual travel guides since 1970. With top- quality photography and authoritative recommendations, these guidebooks bring you the very best routes and itineraries in the world’s most exciting destinations.
Walks and Tours
The clearly laid-out walks and tours in this book feature options for walking or using public transport wherever possible. The emphasis is on family fun, wholesome outdoorsey activities, local festivals, and food and drink. There are loads of great holiday ideas: kids’ stuff, best beaches, historic pubs, literary connections, unique shops, and – crucially with our Great British weather – what to do on a rainy day.
We recommend reading the whole of a route before setting out. This should help you to familiarise yourself with it and enable you to plan where to stop for refreshments – options are shown in the ‘Eating Out’ box at the end of each tour.
Introduction
The routes are set in context by this introductory section, giving an overview of the destination to set the scene, plus background information on food and drink.
Directory
Also supporting the walks and tours is a Travel Tips section, with a clearly organised A–Z of practical information. There is a comprehensive round up of sports and activities in the destination, recommendations for themed holidays, plus our pick of the best places to stay.
Getting around the e-book
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights mentioned in the text are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of the destination. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
About Insight Guides
Insight Guides have more than 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce 400 full-colour titles, in both print and digital form, covering more than 200 destinations across the globe, in a variety of formats to meet your different needs.
Insight Guides are written by local authors, whose expertise is evident in the extensive historical and cultural background features. Each destination is carefully researched by regional experts to ensure our guides provide the very latest information. All the reviews in Insight Guides are independent; we strive to maintain an impartial view. Our reviews are carefully selected to guide you to the best places to eat, go out and shop, so you can be confident that when we say a place is special, we really mean it.
© 2020 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd



Table of Contents
Guernsey’s Top 10
Overview: Guernsey
Location and climate
British links
Economy
Environment
Food and Drink
Fruits of the sea
Local brews
Tour 1: St Peter Port
The Waterfront
The harbour
Liberation Place
The Town Church
Castle Cornet
La Vallette Underground Military Museum
La Vallette Bathing Pools
The Aquarium
The high town
Hauteville House
Market Square and town centre
Civic St Peter Port
Guernsey Museum at Candie
Feature: Fables & Festivals
Tour 2: St Peter Port to Moulin Huet Bay
St Peter Port to Fermain Bay
Fort George
Fermain Bay
Fermain Bay to Jerbourg Point
Jerbourg Point
Towards Petit Port
The Pea Stacks
Moulin Huet Bay
Moulin Huet windmill
The Doyle Monument
Tour 3: Southern Guernsey
Sausmarez Manor
Manor gardens
La Gran’mère de Chimquière
German Occupation Museum
Pleinmont Peninsula
Rocquaine Bay
Fort Grey
A Guernsey to wear
Silbe Nature Reserve
Feature: Shipwrecks
Tour 4: Central Guernsey
German Underground Military Hospital
The Little Chapel
Pleinmont Headland/West Coast
Lihou Island
Ramsar Site
Perelle Bay
St Apolline’s Chapel
St Saviour
Tour 5: Northern Guernsey
Talbot Valley
Vazon Bay
Cobo Bay
Saumarez Park
Folk and Costume Museum
Retail therapy
Grand Havre and L’Ancresse Common
Le Déhus Dolmen
St Sampson
Tour 6: Herm
Herm Harbour
Herm Common
Shell Beach and Belvoir Bay
Wildlife
Manor Village
St Tugual
Le Manoir
Feature: Fishing
Tour 7: Sark
Brecqhou islet
Arrival in Sark
Horse-drawn carriages
Big Sark
La Seigneurie Gardens
Port du Moulin and the Lighthouse
The Prison
La Coupée
Little Sark
Tour 8: Alderney
Getting to Alderney
St Anne
Alderney Society Museum
Island Hall
Braye
The Braye Breakwater
The Alderney Railway
The northeast coast
Hammond Memorial
Saye and Corblets Bays
Mannez Quarry and Lighthouse
Longis Bay
Hanging Rocks
South of the island
Burhou Island
South Coast Cliffs
Telegraph Bay
Active Pursuits
Walking
Angling
Cycling
Watersports
Sailing and windsurfing
Surfing, scuba diving and SUPB
Adventure sports
Golf
Health and leisure
Horse riding
Themed Holidays
Wild food foraging workshops and eco-camping
Summer camps
The White House Weekends, Herm
Wellness breaks/Yoga retreats
Practical Information
Getting there
By air
By sea
Getting around
Buses
Le Petit Train
Car hire
Driving
Cycling
Inter-island ferries and France
Taxis
Facts for the visitor
Disabled travellers
Emergencies
Money
Opening times
Telephones
Tourist information
Entertainment
Travel documents and customs allowances
Accommodation
Guernsey
Herm
Sark
Alderney


Guernsey’s Top 10

The Channel Islands of Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney bask in a temperate climate off the French coast, combining British sensibility with continental sunshine in what is the last remnant of the Duchy of Normandy.




St Peter Port. Explore this ancient port with its cobbled streets, colourful harbour and fine seafood restaurants. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey



German Occupation Museum. See how the islanders lived during World War II, through recreated domestic scenes, documents, recipes and ration books. For more information, click here .
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Castle Cornet. Listen to the roar of the noon-day gun and explore the museums of this medieval castle. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey



Hauteville House. Take a tour of Victor Hugo’s home in exile and discover that the French author was also an inspired interior decorator. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey



Sausmarez Manor. Tour the historic family manor, explore informal gardens and discover wonderful works of art in the sculpture park. For more information, click here .
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Herm. Take a day or half-day trip to this tiny, car-free island and enjoy the walks, beaches and birdlife. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey



Fort Grey. Gripping stories of shipwrecks around Guernsey’s western shores are the theme of the museum within the fort. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey



La Seigneurie, Sark. Enjoy the formal walled garden and exotic shrubbery at La Seigneurie, home of the seigneur of Sark since 1730. For more information, click here .
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Folk and Costume Museum. Intriguing displays from rural 18th century life, housed in farm buildings around a central courtyard. For more information, click here .
Mockford & Bonetti/Apa Publications



St Anne, Alderney. An engaging little town with cobbled streets, pastel-painted old houses and a fascinating small museum. For more information, click here .
Visit Guernsey


Overview: Guernsey

Guernsey and its tiny sister islands lie in the Gulf of St Malo and have a distinct Gallic twist. Expect beautiful bays, superb seafood and the sunniest climate in the British Isles.

When French novelist Victor Hugo was exiled in 1851, he thought long and hard about where to make his new home. Since he spoke only French, he wanted to live somewhere where French was understood. He finally chose the Channel Islands because they were ‘morsels of France fallen into the sea and gathered up by England’.



Autumnal Candie Gardens, St Peter Port
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