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Guernsey is perfect for those who love to step out and explore
When you stand on the cliff path on Guernsey’s south coast on a sunny day, with the coconut smell of gorse in the air and the white surf rolling below on an azure sea, you feel a complete sense of well-being and joy.
It is no surprise that the painter Renoir fell in love with this Channel Island – and you can find his painting of Moulin Huet Bay in the National Gallery in London
Swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy…” My three small children chanted those words while dragging their feet through tall seeded grasses interspersed with sunny yellow bird’s foot trefoil, bright pink thrift and nodding purple foxgloves. We were traipsing across St Helens Duver on the Isle of Wight – and we were going on a bear hunt.
It was the picture of the perfect, natural childhood that this London mother had been craving. Earlier in the week we had “stumble tripped” through woo...
Guernsey’s capital is emerging as a foodie hotspot, so don’t miss these top eateries
With a glut of new openings in the past few years, the characterful capital of Guernsey, St Peter Port, is becoming a destination for foodies.
Foodies will find everything from superb seafood to artisan gin
Long before small-producer artisan food was a trend, Guernsey was home-growing its own, cut off as it was from mainland Britain.
Drift away to unspoiled spots in the warmer waters around Guernsey
Think of summer holidays and you might think of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and the joy of hopping from one pristine island to another in a thoroughly carefree fashion. But did you realise you can do this without leaving the British Isles? Take a 40-minute flight from London to Guernsey and you have the other Channel Islands of Sark, Herm and Alderney to explore.
When people think of going to the Channel Islands they usually weigh up the advantages between cosmopolitan Jersey or the more underdeveloped Guernsey and its outlying, car-free islands of Herm and Sark.
Alderney, the most northern of the Channel Islands, is often overlooked – which means fewer tourists on its glorious, sandy beaches and flower-strewn cliff paths. Inhabitants of the other islands dismiss Lapins (as Alderney people are affectionately known – after the many rabbits found on the...
Antonia Windsor visits the real-life places that inspired The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, a new film based on the bestselling novel
Antonia Windsor traces Guernsey’s wartime past
If you don’t want a big beachfront resort, this hillside hotel above the city of Castries has a local community feel with views from Vigie Point to Pigeon Island. Relax by the freshwater pool, help yourself to the buffet of Creole cuisine, or pick up a book from the free library.