Guernsey’s population is roughly 65,000, staggeringly small not only in comparison to London but also to the city I grew up in. The town is located on the east coast of the island in St Peter Port parish and though tiny it has some serious appeal.
D and I only intended to really explore the city in one day but ended up there a few times during the week. The town generally has most of the same shops as available in the UK except they don’t have the endless takeaway chicken shops which gives the high street a cleaner look and feel.
The visit Gusersey website boasts: With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina, it is easy to see why St Peter Port is considered one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns. I would definitely agree that it is easily one of the prettiest harbour towns in England but you can judge for yourself. I particularly loved the brightly coloured buildings in the Old Quarter. Although not particularly ‘old’ looking in the photo below many shops were closed down in the area.
Finally, down at Albert pier is where we spent a lot of time relaxing, boat and people watching. With all the constant movement of boats, and ferries there was still a calm and peaceful atmosphere there.
The one thing in town that we didn’t do that I wanted to was visit the house of the island’s most famous resident – Victor Hugo. Looking at pictures online it seems we missed a gem but of course I’m sure it will be one of many good excuses to return.