Guernsey is one of the group of islands - known as the Channel Islands - a unique series of islands which are British Crown Dependencies, but located just off the coast of France, close to Normandy. It is easy to reach from London on a direct flight from Heathrow. If you're planning on visiting, it is easy to find a cheap flight to Guernsey using an online flight comparison tool. Simply enter the details of when you wish to travel and select the cheap flight that best suits your needs.The island's proximity to the French coast makes it popular for Brits seeking a little sunshine, but also the creature comforts of an English-speaking population, familiar British food and a short flight time. Guernsey also comprises a series of smaller, surrounding islands such as Herm and Sark, offering beautiful beaches and bays and breathtaking views across the Channel. Free of big chains, smaller boutique hotels offer classy accommodation for visitors.
Guernsey is a small island with quiet roads, making it easy to get around. A lot of people choose to hire a car or motorcycle to get around the island, but non drivers can take advantage of the clean and efficient local bus services. You may even wish to hire a bike - most destinations in Guernsey are accessible by bike and with stunning views on offer all over the island, many people may prefer to travel on two wheels, or even on foot.As well as a temperate climate and beautiful cliff walks and beaches, the island has a fascinating history and many interesting historical attractions. The Channel Islands were famously occupied by Nazi Germany during World War Two, for example, and the German Occupation provides a fascinating insight into what life on the island was like under Nazi rule. History buffs may also like to take a guided tour of Cornet Castle, high on the cliffs above the coast, to learn all about the island's military history, and even catch the midday gun salute. Keen readers will also want to pay a visit to Hauteville House, home to the reclusive author Victor Hugo during his self-imposed period of exile on the island.