Hiring a car to get around the pretty island of Guernsey is a great way to explore the sights and scenery at your own leisurely pace. Whether you're travelling on business or for a well deserved holiday then Rhino will have a vehicle to match your budget and requirements. Our rates include taxes, insurance, collision damage waiver and theft waiver so you don't need to worry about any hidden charges. We also allow unlimited mileage so you can drive around the island of Guernsey as much as you want.
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Guernsey Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Guernsey is also known as the Bailiwick of Guernsey and is part of the Channel Islands.
- Post boxes and telephone boxes whilst looking similar to the ones in the UK, are painted blue rather than red.
- Approximately 65,000 people live in Guernsey.
- Although UK coins and banknotes circulate freely in the country, Guernsey do issue their own sterling coins and banknotes.
- People living in Guernsey are nicknamed donkeys especially by Jersey people.
Guernsey Mini Guide
What Can you Tell me About Guernsey?
Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is a Crown Dependency in the English Channel located just off the coast of France. The proper name of the island is the Bailiwick of Guernsey and whilst a dependency, it’s not a part of the UK. Guernsey also controls Herm and three other nearby islands. During the Second World War Guernsey was occupied by the Germans who hoped to launch an invasion of the UK from there. Today it’s a popular holiday destination, especially with older travellers. The island isn’t big – only six miles by three miles so it’s easy to explore.
How Can I Get to the Island?
The only ways to access the island are by plane or boat. Ferries operate from the south coast of the UK and from France whilst there are many flights from UK international and regional airports to the island including cheaper flights from the budget airlines Flybe, Aurigny and BlueIslands. Once you’ve landed, travel to your accommodation is cheap and quick with even a taxi journey costing no more than £10. Interestingly there are many flights from Germany to the islands catering for the veterans and families of German soldiers stationed there. Guernsey is readily accessible by ferry from France also and you can take your car hire France
to Guernsey, however we recommend you check with the rental agent for insurance purposes.
What is There to See and Do on the Island?
Visit Hauteville House, the former home of Victor Hugo and now run as a museum from Paris. Some of his work is on display there as well as a chronology of his life and work.
The Royal Court House in St Peter Port is the home of the parliament of the States of Guernsey. The building can be toured with an official guide but some areas are inaccessible when the parliament is in session. Despite being the capital of the island, St Peter Port does not have a cathedral but the main church is called the Town Church and whilst not spectacular, is worth a few hours of your time. Jersey has its monumental Mont Orgueil Castle but Guernsey has Castle Cornet, built on a tidal island linked to the main island by a causeway. The castle was built in the 13th century and whilst not in as good condition as Jersey’s iconic castle, it’s definitely worth a visit.
What Should I Look for as Souvenirs?
Sadly, most of the souvenirs are of the cheap and cheerful kind and there’s very little worth purchasing. The islands are well known for their flowers and at worst you could buy some of the blooms which are often available out of the UK’s season for friends back home. Alternatively, many companies there do flowers by post, a nice surprise for friends and family back home.
What is the Food Like on Guernsey?
With its island geography, much of Guernsey’s specialist food comes from the sea with oysters, crabs and lobsters being a favourite. Many of the island’s restaurants serve these up, very fresh from the sea and in a variety of ways that are influenced by Guernsey’s French connection. Elsewhere traditional French fare is the norm but with the occasional English twist.
What is the Entertainment Like on Guernsey?
Guernsey is a quiet island so clubs and bars are of a gentler nature to what you might be used to. Night-time entertainment revolves around chic bars and restaurants whilst festivals are laid on for tourists including Guernsey’s own version of Jersey’s Battle of the Flowers.