Castle Cornet is an 800 year old castle and defensive structure that stands at the entrance to the harbour at St Peter Port in Guernsey.
We visited the castle on our first full day in Guernsey and were surprised by not only the size of the castle but also by the variety of things to see inside.
Guernsey Discovery Pass
One thing I must mention before I carry on about the castle is to talk about the Discovery Pass ticket that you can get. By each adult paying for a discovery pass at a price of £18 each all three of our children got in for nothing. The discovery pass not only entitles you to entry into the castle but also into a variety of other attractions on Guernsey and is well worth getting.
Castle Cornet Information
Within Castle Cornet you have the opportunity to explore a number of different museums, take a walk along the emplacements or enjoy the gardens.
The castle is a few minutes from St Peter Port town centre. The castle not only offers you a view into the older history of the island but also into its involvement in WW2.
As mentioned, within the castle there are a number of museums. These include, the history of Castle Cornet itself, the 201 RAF Squadron Museum the Maritime Museum, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum and Royal Guernsey Militia Museum.
Around the battlements of the original castle you can see where the Germans added their own fortifications and lookouts during the occupation of Guernsey during WW2.
Each morning at about 1030 there is a guided tour which provides a vast amount of information for visitors.
We really enjoyed our visit to Castle Cornet and hope that you will too.