Cheap flights to Guernsey

Information about flights to Guernsey

Guernsey, officially known as the Bailiwick of Guernsey, is a beautiful Channel Island boasting the best of inland and coastal beauty. It's really easy and affordable to get there from the UK with direct, cheap flights from which generally take less than an hour if you're flying from London. The island is famous for its stunning coastline, beaches and secluded bays, historical buildings and sites, gardens, museums and delicious food and drink.

Making the most of the coast

In the spring and summer, Shell Beach in Herm is a truly beautiful piece of coastline, coming with sandy beaches, clear blue sea and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. The rugged backdrop means it's nicely sheltered and despite its secluded location, there are public toilets and even a pub if you want to grab a drink or bite to eat.

Fermain Bay in St Peter Port is even more secluded so it does mean a bit of a steep walk to reach the beach. But once there, it's such a pretty spot and in the tourist season there's a lovely little café that serves homemade food and drinks.

Island history

To find out more about the island's fascinating history, head to Castle Cornet in St Peter Port. Not only are the tours really interesting – catering for adults and children alike – but the views from the castle are absolutely spectacular. Time your visit right and you can watch and listen to the canon being fired.

The German Occupation museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours – telling the story of World War II from the islanders' point of view. The collection is amazing and includes everything from a horse-drawn ambulance to the very first pieces of ammunition that the curator started collecting as a boy.

For literature and theatre lovers, Hauteville House in St Peter Port is a lovely piece of history – a site that tells the full history of Victor Hugo's 15 years in exile on the island. Book a tour to hear all about the life of Hugo, the writer of Les Misérables and Toilers of the Sea amongst many other famous books.

Other sites of interest that are well worth visiting include the Guernsey Tapestry and Candie Gardens in St Peter Port, and Sausmarez Manor in St Martins port.

Eat, drink and be merry

The local produce in Guernsey is so varied that there really is something for everyone in the island's restaurants, cafés and delis. The island soil supports the most amazing produce from tomatoes and grapes to asparagus and butternut squash. There's fresh seafood from turbot and mackerel to some of the tastiest shellfish in the world. If you're staying self-catered, head to the weekly farmers markets or the fishing quay at St Peters Port. In the parish of the Vale, discover the freshest delicious spider crabs at Crab Cabin.

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