If you’re after a unique destination that’s only an hour away from home, compare our holidays to Guernsey and experience the charm of the Channel Islands. Smaller than neighbouring Jersey, holidays to Guernsey from Stansted are still packed with fun and thrilling things to do for all the family.
With both a French and British influence, holidays to Guernsey are a wonderful mix of familiar home comforts and exciting discoveries. Its position off the coast of Normandy gives this small island a rich naval history with many magnificent forts, castles and museums showcasing its significance in both modern and ancient times.
If you’d rather take it easy on holiday, head to any one of Guernsey’s 27 beaches for a day of relaxing in the sunshine and swimming in the refreshing waters. For a bit of family fun, hire kayaks or go on a boat trip around the coastline to spot a variety of marine wildlife.
St Peter’s Port is the capital of the island and its history dates back to Roman times. From its bustling harbour full of yachts and boats to the magnificent Hauteville House that was once the home of celebrated author Victor Hugo, this port town is the throbbing heart of the island and a great place to start your holiday. There are many cycling tours to take advantage of in Guernsey too with most winding through the pretty country lanes and giving you a full picture of the jaw-dropping scenery.
An alternative way of exploring is to indulge in a Tasty Walk. A great way to see the island’s beautiful scenery, these self-guided audio tours also take you to some great restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine. This includes plenty of delicious fresh seafood and a wonderful mix of both French and British favourites.
Whether you’re a bit of a foodie, love spending time outdoors or have an interest in European history, everyone can enjoy holidays to Guernsey from Stansted.