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St Peter Port, Guernsey


St Peter Port

Introduction

St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, an island in the English Channel off the coast of France. Guernsey is a territory of the UK.

Where You're Docked

Ships anchor offshore and tenders are provided to Albert Pier (new for the 2015 cruise season). St Julians Pier next to the ferry pier was used previously. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-31766028 Cruise schedule available here http://www.guernseyharbours.gov.gg/article/5093/Cruise-Liners

Albert Pier, St Peter Port


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Money and Tipping

Guernsey's currency is the British Pound (GBP) but Guernsey's banks issue their own coins and notes. English Sterling currency is accepted everywhere and tends to be mixed in with the local currency. When making a purchase in cash, ask for the change in Sterling since it is very difficult to exchange Guernsey currency outside of the island. Banks should exchange Guernsey Pounds to Sterling for no charge. Though not expected, a small tip (5-10%) is appreciated when eating at restaurants or taking a taxi.

Local Transportation

Sights in the city can be easily reached on foot though some parts are hilly. There is a bus network on the island. Route 91 does a clockwise loop of the island for 2 GBP. http://www.buses.gg

Hotels

Search hotels in St Peter Port here

Sights

  • Cornet Castle - This medieval castle was occupied by German forces in WWII.
  • Victor Hugo's House - One of Guernsey's most famous residents.
  • For hikes around Guernsey, check out here http://www.guernseywalker.me.uk/

Been Here Before

Take a ferry out to the island of Sark where you will need to rent a bike since no vehicles are allowed on the island. Make sure to find out where to see the puffin colonies on the island.

Shopping and Restaurants

Though the island is not duty-free, there is no VAT on purchases. British chain stores can be found on High Street. There is a Checkers Xpress Market on Le Pollet across from St Julians Pier.

Post Offices

There is a post office at 16-18 Smith Street just off High St.

Internet

Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi for customers.

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Weather

Guernsey Weather Forecast

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