Monday, 19 December 2016

A Whole New Experience - Guernsey in December

It's that time of the year, so it seemed appropriate to repost December in Guernsey.

A short journey from home

- well that's if you live in the UK!

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and miles away from the hectic lifestyle we lead.

It's a gem of an island and one of our favourite places to visit.

Visiting in December.....

A whole new experience

To be totally honest, the times we have visited Guernsey in the past has been by yacht.  To see it 'on the land' was a whole new experience for us.

Christmas Time

St Peter Port, with It's cobbled streets and pretty marina makes it an all time favourite place. And at this time of the year it has so much atmosphere with a real party spirit.

If you have only visited in the Summer before, you'll be in for a fabulous surprise in December.

Christmas lights aglow and stunning!
We did plenty of walking on our visit.
A walk to the lighthouse and Castle Cornet is quite spectacular. Day or night.
Oh dear, sorry about that, I don't make much of a model but just to give a sense of the size of this lighthouse!

A delicious coffee is always welcome on a cold day

The Loft Cafe with its beautiful view over the harbour gives you a warm welcome and great coffee. The breakfast looked good too. However, we had breakfast at our hotel, The Yacht Inn, which I have to say was delicious and more than enough.

Your stay in St Peter Port is not the same without

A visit to Le Petit Bistro and Cafe for a truly great experience. 

Booking is essential

Fabulous staff, warm and welcoming and delicious food.

You really do need to book.

We have told many friends about this place and several have not been successful in getting a table. It's extremely popular and definitely worth booking before you leave home!

Yes, and us on a bus!

We didn't hire a car as we were happy wandering around.

However, we can recommend a tour of the island on a bus and at £1. each it certainly is value for money. Great fun!

We also had time to kill on the day of our return journey home and took all our bags on the bus and did it all over again!

The Rectory Hill Skillet Lickers

When you are wandering along the High Street you may well be lucky enough to see The Rectory Hill Skillet Lickers.

A talented group of people and I was totally smitten by the young lad!

Things to remember when you visit:
  • Shops shut on Sundays and most close by 5pm most other days
  • Even if you rarely do bus trips, a trip around the island is a must do. £1.
  • If you want to eat at Le Petit Bistro book in advance, even before your trip. It is very popular and we absolutely know why!

Now where to next?

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