With an approximate total area of 30 square miles, Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands. However the Bailiwick of Guernsey in fact consists of the islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Jethou and Lihou, all a mere stone's throw from Guernsey itself.
With frequent links by boat between all of the islands from St Peter Port, it is easy to feel as though you really are part of the southernmost archipelago in the British Isles.
Living in a climate milder than many areas of the UK, islanders enjoy their time outdoors. Be it exploring one of the island's 27 beaches and bays, rambling along the beautiful cliff top walks or island-hopping among their sister islands, they certainly know how to make the most of the sunshine.
Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port, is located on the east coast of the island and it is widely considered to be the Channel Islands' most beautiful town. This idyllic little town consists of steep, narrow streets and features some of the Channel Islands' most diverse shops, and an impressive selection of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions.
St Peter Port is home to several picturesque harbours and marinas, as well as being the Channel Islands' premier destination for cruise ships throughout the summer months.
Guernsey also boasts a rich and varied history. Les Fouaillages, a burial mound in the north of the island, is considered to be possibly the oldest manmade structure in Europe and was built by Neolithic man around 4500BC.
Perhaps more well known is that the island became home to Victor Hugo during his exile (1855 - 1870) and is where he wrote some of his best-known works, including Les Misérables.