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Free Nights

All the free nights advertised throughout this website have to be completed within the date bands shown.

  • Couple watching a Clipper in Guernsey
  • Liberation Day vehicle parade
  • Pleinmont Observation Tower
  • Children in historical costume at Castle Cornet
  • People in historical costumes by a cannon

Guernsey Heritage Festival

Historical Fun in the Channel Islands

19th April – 10th May 2019

Each year Guernsey holds a heritage festival when the island heritage attractions throw open their doors and hold special events for 5 – 6 weeks. Timed to coincide with Liberation Day on 9th May, historical re-enactments and a chance to view private war bunkers are just some of the festival highlights which culminate in a Liberation Day parade and evening fireworks display. This year the theme is ‘Guernsey Encounters.’

The Heritage Festival is a popular time to visit the island as there’s so much to enjoy. Book a Flight & Hotel deal or choose a Fly Drive Superdeal and discover Guernsey for yourself. All holiday packages include B&B with a wide choice of accommodation available.

Flight and Hotel Deals for Guernsey – 2019 example prices

The following taster hotels offer great value with B&B, flight and hotel included. Many other regional airports available:

 

photo of L'Eree Bay, Guernsey

L’Eree Bay Hotel
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Every 3rd night FREE in Apr!
Manchester from £179
Gatwick from £199
Southampton from £219

photo of La Trelade, Guernsey

La Trelade
AA 3 star rating

Every 3rd night FREE in Apr!
Manchester from £199
Gatwick from £219
Southampton from £239

photo of the Farmhouse, Guernsey

Farmhouse
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Every 4th night FREE in Apr!
Manchester from £269
Gatwick from £289
Southampton from £309

 
 

Small Islands, big history!

The Channel Islands may be small but they have a big history! Neolithic burial mounds, ancient chambers and cave inscriptions have been found, dating human inhabitants back to prehistoric times. Roman coin hoards, medieval castles and many military defences dating back to Napoleon’s time as well as ones from World War I and II show how desirable the islands were and make for a fascinating visit.

Heritage festival, costumes
Liberation Day balloons
Shooting from the battlements, Guernsey

An exciting programme of events

During the festival, heritage attractions across the island are open giving people a chance to find out what life was like in a bygone Guernsey. From Neolithic burial tombs to WWII bunkers, get an insight into how Guernsey has been shaped by its history. Discover the secret passages in Castle Cornet or find out what Guernsey would have been like under German Occupation.

Liberation Day

Liberation Day in Guernsey and Jersey falls on 9th May, Sark on 10th May and Alderney on 16th May. Flags will be flying and commemorative services will be followed by parades, a carnival and evening fireworks display. Read more about this period in the islands history on our Guernsey Occupation page.

 

Museums Night - Heritage Festival
Liberation Day fireworks
Hafenschloss - Castle Cornet, soldiers talking