Guernsey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Intensifying sea levels transformed Guernsey into the tip of a peninsula protruding out into the sprouting English Channel until about 6000 BC, when Guernsey and other peninsulas were cut off from continental Europe, and became islands. The 19th Century saw a dramatic increase in success of the island, due to its success in the global maritime trade, and the growth of the stone industry. Guernsey was the most immensely fortified island in occupied Europe during WWII with German defenses sprinkled all round the coast and German additions to Castle Cornet. The Channel Islands as a whole was the most fortified area in occupied Europe. Guernsey has an estimated population of 65,000.
This part of the country is full of history and
culture so what is the best thing to do, visit a museum. Like the
La Vallette Underground Military Museum,
The Guernsey Diamond Museum, German Naval Signals H. Q., Castle Cornet and Its Museums, The Guernsey Tapestry, Fort Grey and Shipwreck Museum, or the
National Trust of Guernsey Folk Museum. All these places offer enough historic
info to fill...well a museum.
There are all types of bars, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy in Guernsey so enjoy them while you are here.