HISTORY DRIVING TOUR GROUP 2
Our first draft
Victoria Tower is one of the structures that dominates Guernsey’s skyline and was to commemorate the coming of Queen Victoria. It’s an imposing building, up to 100 feet high, made from local red granite. There are about 90 steps and make sure to get the key from Candie Museum to enter!
Most of us Guernsey folk walk pass this memorial every day. Not many of us just stop and think about how lucky we all are. This old memorial, revealed in 1902, was to represent the men who fought for our Island for others. This memorial is based near St. Julian’s avenue bus stop.
Guernsey's most well known museum. Set in beautiful gardens with exotic plants. The museum tells the story of Guernsey's history and folk law. It has a Discovery Room for children as well as an art gallery featuring famous Guernsey artists. It has temporary exhibitions, a small cinema and a cafe.
The earliest part of Castle Cornet was built between 1206 and 1256. It is most famous for its use as German fortification during the 2nd World War when the Germans occupied the Channel Islands. It is connected to the main land by a long quay built in the 1860s. It was also used in the medieval times as a fort and still has the portcullises that were used against the French, in the invasion of Guernsey. Castle Cornet now has many museums.