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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castle Cornet by using our St Peter Port trip builder.
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  • A visit here is a great way to learn about Guernsey's recent and ancient past, told in an interesting and varied way in the very place in which much of it happened. At least 3 hours to do it justice.  more »
  • Took the tour with Top Man Tony, a font of knowledge for all things historical about Guernsey. Got a through grounding on the history of the castle and its occupants over the millennia. Great exhibiti...  more »
  • Impressive Castle going out to sea with lots to see but very expensive to go inside 10.50 each for Adults!  more »
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  • Interesting castle to visit whilst you visit Guernsey. There are a variety of museums inside the grounds and the views from the top are very nice. The £10 entrance ticket for each adult was a little expensive and the cafe had quite limited options when we visited but this is still an interesting site to explore.
  • Apart from the stunning view, you get when visiting the sight, I would to point out the lovely museum, which is situated right at the entrance of the castle. The displayed items are well presented and very informative.
  • As others have said, Castle Cornet is one of Guernsey's few must-see attractions. A large and interesting place, it gives a great insight into the island's history, going back hundreds of years. There's also a café and various summer events to keep the kids amused. Get there before midday and you'll even see the noonday cannon being fired!
  • If you've never been before, or not for a few years, you really should visit. One of the islands few really interesting attractions and hosts some really nice (and free) outdoor music and food events in the summer. These are a must if you get the chance. There are not many events like this in the island, so don't miss visiting if you get the chance. Oh, and they fire a cannon from the ramparts each day at noon during the summer.
  • Love this site, excellent value for money with several museums and the castle to explore plus a gun firing at 12:00 noon each day.