Guernsey consists of several islands off the French coast and are a laid-back, British-but-with-a-twist destination. It is a place to stroll along the beaches in sunshine and finish it off with a pint, a picnic or lunch in a café. Each island is tiny, and there is little to hold your attention beyond a few days.

There are ferries to both England and France, along with Jersey. Cycling is a great way to get around. Castle Cornet is hundreds of years old and sits at the harbour entrance to Saint Peter Port. The former home of Victor Hugo is now a museum there. He wrote Les Misérables there.

Place (Britain)

Guernsey flag

Why you should go:

You just want to relax.

Why you shouldn't:

You are an adrenaline junkie.

Map of Guernsey