Fun and adventure await travelers at St. Peter, the capital of Guernsey. Century-old infrastructures and hospitable residents welcome you upon arrival at the St. Peter cruise port which is considered one of the most historic towns in England. This deepwater port is situated in the English Channel and can be reached easily from France. The St. Peter port of call has been used since the Roman era. It is also a summer tourist destination that attracts millions of people from around the world every year. You can take advantage of a guided tour around the city or roam around the place on your own; take a bus or taxi from the St. Peter port cruise terminal.
St. Peter boasts of several shops where you can buy different kinds of souvenir and gift items. If you are a big fan of jewelry, you will find the award-wining jewelry collection and masterpieces of Catherine Best to be breathtaking. The showroom features her creations. There is also a place where visitors can watch the jewelry being made. You can even make your own design or buy ready-made products at reasonable prices. On the other hand, if you fancy pearls, the Guernsey Pearl at Rocquaine Bay is where you can see displays of various pearls and buy pearl jewelry.
Meanwhile, the Guernsey Candles located at St. Sampson sells a wide variety of candles for friends at home. You may also consider stopping by the Le Tricoteur Knitwear of Guernsey for some knitted products such as sweaters.
Things to See
At the entrance to the St. Peter port is a castle known as Castle Cornet which was built in the thirteenth century. The castle is home to several museums including the Royal Guernsey Militia Museum and the 201 Squadron RAF Museum. Another impressive architecture is the Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum found on the west coast of Guernsey where you can see famous shipwrecks that occurred in the area. If you want to know more about the history and traditions of the people of St. Peter, you can visit the first class Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery. The place boasts of paintings inspired by the community and displays depicting the culture and heritage of the people. The Elizabeth College founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1563 is also another attraction worth visiting.
Restaurants and Bars
St. Peter is not only blessed with artistic infrastructures and breathtaking views. As a matter of fact, the city is home to excellent restaurants and bars. Seafood lovers will love eating the freshest seafood dishes including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and shellfish at Cobo Bay; watch the spectacular sunset while dining. If you enjoy listening to live music and eating pasta and burgers, The DogHouse is the ideal place for you to dine in. The bar also features local seafood dishes and a wide selection of beer and wine. For a more relaxed atmosphere, you may dine at Café Renoir. The place is perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner with your loved one.
The next time you travel, drop by St. Peter for history, art and fine dining.