Castle Cornet, St Peter Port

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Visit Castle Cornet, the castle that has guarded St. Peter Port harbor for 800 years. Explore its battlements and take in views of Guernsey and the surrounding islands. Take a guided tour around the castle or follow a self-guided trail, including a children’s treasure hunt. Hear the echo resound around town during the firing of the noonday gun. Inside the castle, pass the time in five separate museums examining maritime and military history. Check the website for dates and times of living history presentations. Using our online itinerary creator, St Peter Port attractions like Castle Cornet can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is most definitely gurneys best attraction. And it’s easy to reach, accessible parking, a free tour is offered each day at 10:30. Lots of exhibits to look at. Lots of history. You are in and out....  more »
  • Ancient castle sticking out to sea. Four museums, gift shop, cafe plus views over the nearby islands. Noon day gun firing is impressive. A short drama performance usually follows. Free.....  more »
  • Castle Cornet was brilliant a lot of very interesting history. The noon day gun and a great story about Victor Hugo. There are period dressing up clothes for children to borrow wilst walking round. A great day out for the family.
  • Interesting monument to the past. Well kept shop and friendly staff. Some days they do enactments of past local stories and historic events on the green which are very good.

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