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Saumarez Park, Castel

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Saumarez Park is the largest public park on the island of Guernsey.The ParkThe park, one of the island's main social venues, is located in the Parish of Castel, about 4 km from the centre of Saint Peter Port. It contains various facilities, including the National Trust of Guernsey's Folk & Costume Museum, a cafe, a large children's playground, large open grass lawns and a duck pond. A nature trail links the park with nearby Cobo Bay on the north shore of the island.In 1869, Baron James Saumarez (1843–1937), grandson of Admiral James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez, who had acquired the property through his marriage in 1788 with Martha Le Marchant, exercised his droit de retraite (right of redemption) to buy Saumarez Park and the nearby Le Guet estate, after his father had put the property up for sale. A diplomat who travelled widely in his career, he created a set of exotic gardens, which included a bamboo walk, a Japanese garden, a camelia lawn, a rose garden and a walled garden. After his death Saumarez Park was acquired by the States of Guernsey.The park is open all year round from dawn until dusk. Entry is free of charge, except when certain events are held when there are charges for parking and entry.Saumarez Park ManorThe large manor house is today a residential care and nursing home.Folk & Costume MuseumSituated with in the park, near the Victorian walled garden, is the National Trust of Guernsey's Folk & Costume Museum. It is housed in a cluster of meticulously restored traditional farm buildings and showcases Guernsey’s heritage with exhibitions covering domestic life, farming, fishing and sea-faring. In addition, special exhibitions from the more than 8000 pieces of its nationally acclaimed costume collection are on display throughout every season.
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TripAdvisor
  • Only the Garden was open for our visit but this was very interesting mainly due to the eclectic mix of sculpture spread through the grounds. The garden itself had some interesting plants but was in ne...  more »
  • This is a wonderful park especially at this time of year. There is an amazing amount of different Camillas growing and in bloom now in this park together with daffodils & primroses. In the next month ...  more »
  • Saumarez Park is a lovely place to visit whether on your own or with family and friends for a lovely stroll around the gardens. A must for taking young children to the Park and the newly refitted play...  more »
Google
  • Great with the kids for bikes, playground and good cafe
  • Great Park with children's playground
  • Volunteers who do an amazing job. The sunflower maze this year was very disappointing though.
  • Loved their herb garden and especially all the different varieties of mint they have for show.
  • Go for the pasta dishes.