St Peter Port

St Peter Port is the island’s capital, which showcases a sparkling marina full of yachts and fishing boats. It is also the departure point for regular ferries to the beautiful islands of Herm and Sark.

Along the waterfront are bars, cafes, restaurants and small smugglers’ passageways that lead to the centre of town, a classic mix of French and British architecture. Tourists love pottering among the galleries and individual boutique shops selling clothes, jewellery, shoes and antiques.

Roads are steep and often cobbled, so if walking is an issue please ask for hotel recommendations.

Castle Cornet is a must visit — standing proudly on the entrance to the harbour, this 800-year old citadel offers a daily guided tour at 10.30am and the firing of the noon-day gun by scarlet-clad gunners.