a VirtualTourist member from Bristol
Hello, I couldn't pick the Channel Islands as an option so went for Jersey. We go to Poole regularly (so don't really mind which time of year but need to book within a week to get the offer) and can get a day return on the cat to either Jersey or Guernsey for only £15 each on foot.
Sounds crazy I know; 3-4 hours there then 8 hours around and 3-4 hours back will be a long day but it'll be a good taster (we could go back with a car next time).
Would anyone have a strong opinion on which island we'd more fill our time in on foot for 8 hours? We could consider taking our bicycles or hiring or simply using local busses.
We like good local seasonal food, cider & ale, crafts and art & design, museums, walking, caostlines, we'd consider getting on another boat again for a trip around the coast. Just generally wandering about seeing what takes our fancy but also having somewhere to shelter if the weather turns.
Guernsey has an excellent bus service with the #7 and #7A circumnavigating the island in opposite directions. Here's the website -
St Peter Port is also very scenic and Castle Cornet is well worth spending an hour or two - have lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea - nothing clever just simple cafeteria stuff but the view is great.
Or for a more sophisticated lunch try Le Petit Bistro - superb food -
Thank you John, that's great to know about the busses and the tips on places to eat (personal recommendations are always useful).