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    Guernsey is the most cosmopolitan and second largest island of the territory. Perhaps its worldly image stems partly from the internationally acclaimed artists who have called it home, including French novelist Victor Hugo and artist Renoir.

    Today Guernsey is a magnet for beach and watersports enthusiasts. The island has 27 fine beaches varying from rocky coves in the south to long sandy beaches on the west coast. Here the sunsets over the Atlantic are superb. The Portelet, L'Eree, Port Soif and Pembroke beaches are all excellent options to while away a sunny day.

    Away from the sea (but not too far away, because it is difficult to ignore the ocean on this tiny island) there are several attractions to explore. Most notable among them is the historic capital of St Peter Port. It is the oldest settlement in the Channel Islands and this is obvious from its architecture. Visitors can wander around the town's Roman archways and coloured granite buildings set along its narrow medieval alleyways, with a patchwork of roofs rising all the way from the harbour. It is truly amazing that such a small town has so much to offer.

    Visitors will be transported back in time on one of the guided 'medieval' walks around St Peter Port. Low-duty shopping is also a fun activity in the town, and wining and dining in the cafes, bistros and restaurants is pure gastronomic pleasure.

    The most popular event of the year is the annual week-long St Peter Port Carnival, held in July. At this event the town's quayside becomes the backdrop for musicians and street entertainers and the wharf turns into an alfresco party. However, travellers should remember that this is just one of many events, gleaned from a full calendar of fun and frolics ranging from tennis tournaments to dragon boat races.

    Additionally, the island of Herm is a short boat ride away and is an ideal place for a day trip away from St Peter Port. After all the excitement at Guernsey, visitors can take time out from the 21st century at this little isle's tranquil beaches and in its tiny village. It is certainly worth a visit before returning to have some more fun on Guernsey.

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    The Channel Islands have a maritime climate, and the destination experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year. Sheltered by England and France, the islands are spared the strong winds of most offshore locations. Winters tend to be damp and cloudy, while summers are warm and sunny. In summer, between June and September, temperatures average around 68F (20C), but often reach 75F (24C).

    In winter, between December and March, temperatures average about 42.8F (6C), and seldom drop below freezing. However, the wind-chill from arctic winds can make it very cold. Snow is rare, but is most likely to fall in February, which is the coldest month. Rain is possible at any time of year, but the wettest months are between October and January. June, July, and August are the driest months.

    The best time to visit Guernsey is in the summer, between June and September, when it is warm, dry, and most likely to be sunny. May and October are also good months to visit.

    Guernsey Airport
    Location: The airport is situated four miles (6km) from St Peter Port on the island of Guernsey.
    Time: No GMT offset (in the summer months GMT+1).
    Getting to the city: A bus service is available between the airport and St. Peter Port and throughout the island. Taxis are available from the airport forecourt and pre-booking is recommended.
    Car Rental: Europcar and Value Car Hire have desks at the airport.
    Facilities: The airport has an ATM, bank, restaurant, cafeteria, bar, duty-free shop, newsagent, gift shop, tourist help desk, children's lounge, and VIP lounge.
    Parking The public car park is open during Airport hours and operates on a pay-station system.
    Website: www.airport.gg

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