Standing at the mouth of the harbour, the 800 year old Castle Cornet is a must see attraction in St Peter Port. A short walk from the centre, the castle offers spectacular views over the town and over to Guernsey’s sister islands, as well as telling the story of Guernsey’s fascinating history.
The castle has five museums, which include The Story of Castle Cornet, 201 Squadron (RAF) Museum, Maritime Museum, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum, and Royal Guernsey Militia Museum. There are also four period gardens to explore. These can be enjoyed on your own, or special garden tours take place on weekends.
The firing of the noon-day gun is always a great spectacle, where scarlet clad gunners in 19th century costumes emerge for the short ceremony. This is followed by a Living History performance, and special events and activities are often planned throughout the year. Guided morning tours are available throughout the high season.
The castle offers something for everyone, including self-guided trails, and treasure hunts perfect for children. A cafe taking in the spectacular sea views over to Herm and Sark is a lovely way to finish your visit.
Open February to November. Allow at least three hours for your visit—the castle is larger than it first appears!