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Jersey or Guernsey for 8 hours?

by northeast80 Online Now May 11, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Hello, I couldn't pick the Channel Islands as an option so went for Jersey. We go to Poole regularly (so don't really mind which time of year but need to book within a week to get the offer) and can get a day return on the cat to either Jersey or Guernsey for only £15 each on foot.
Sounds crazy I know; 3-4 hours there then 8 hours around and 3-4 hours back will be a long day but it'll be a good taster (we could go back with a car next time).
Would anyone have a strong opinion on which island we'd more fill our time in on foot for 8 hours? We could consider taking our bicycles or hiring or simply using local busses.
We like good local seasonal food, cider & ale, crafts and art & design, museums, walking, caostlines, we'd consider getting on another boat again for a trip around the coast. Just generally wandering about seeing what takes our fancy but also having somewhere to shelter if the weather turns.
Thank you.

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    Re: Jersey or Guernsey for 8 hours?

    by johngayton Online Now May 11, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    Guernsey has an excellent bus service with the #7 and #7A circumnavigating the island in opposite directions. Here's the website -

    hctgroup.org/the_hct_group/c...

    St Peter Port is also very scenic and Castle Cornet is well worth spending an hour or two - have lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea - nothing clever just simple cafeteria stuff but the view is great.

    Or for a more sophisticated lunch try Le Petit Bistro - superb food -

    petitbistro.co.uk/finding-us...

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    Re: Jersey or Guernsey for 8 hours?

    by northeast80 Online Now May 11, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    Thank you John, that's great to know about the busses and the tips on places to eat (personal recommendations are always useful).

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