20140219 Heritage Guernsey Festival

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Saturday, 12 April 2014 to Sunday, 18 May 2014

Guernsey is a place with an extraordinary and vibrant history. From its coastside castles to the wartime bunkers, this is a past that needs commemorating.

And that is precisely the aim of the 35-day Heritage Guernsey Festival, which is running from April 12th until May 18th with an exciting programme of guided tours, dramatic re-enactments and other special events.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to experience what wartime Guernsey would have been like, with the viewpoints of both the islanders and the occupying forces, considered in a heartbreaking dramatisation of Liberation Day.

The beautiful Sausmarez Manor will fling open its doors with a series of tours on offer, alongside Castle Cornet which is taking us back to the past with an incredible array of costumed characters occupying its grounds.

Petrolheads will no doubt be appeased by the Guernsey Military Vehicle Display, which will feature static examples of four-wheeled wonders from the First and Second World Wars. Their owners will be appearing in period dress.

There will also be a classic car and vehicle exhibition taking place on April 27th and May 4th at Sausmarez Manor, if a military display on its own isn't enough.

The island capital of St Peter Port will play host to a whole host of separate events on Liberation Day, including parades, demonstrations and gun-firing ceremonies on May 9th.

And the fun doesn't stop after this monumental occasion, with Hatton Gallery in Castle Cornet hosting a special Museums at Night event designed to showcase its exhibits by the eerie glow of twilight.

Enjoy more of the festival than you would ordinarily do so with the 3 Nights for the Price of 2 package at The Old Government House Hotel and Spa, where you can enjoy unrestrained luxury and an amazing discount.