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The Castle has guarded the harbour for 800 years. You can explore the battlements and enjoy breath-taking views towards the other islands. Five Museums, four period gardens, the refectory and our shop are all here to discover.

Watch the firing of the Noonday Gun, but cover your ears - it's loud!

There are guided tours of the castle most days at 10:30 each morning or you can follow the self-guided trails around the site. Children's trails include a treasure hunt. On certain days there are tours of the period gardens or living history presentations, so please check for details on this website or at the Guernsey Information Centre.

Within the ancient buildings of the Castle are five museums:

The Story of Castle Cornet

201 Squadron (RAF) Museum

Maritime Museum (including maritime art gallery)

Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum

Royal Guernsey Militia Museum

Admission to all the museums, the guided tour and Living History presentations are included in your entry ticket.

The Castle is bigger than you might think. You should allow at least three hours to appreciate the Castle and there is enough here to fill a whole day. If you turn up during the last hour of the day, we invite you to 'pop in for a pound' after 4pm.

If you are looking for a unique location for your corporate event or wedding reception, parts of the castle are available for hire, including the imposing Hatton Gallery.

How to find us

Castle Cornet is on the southern arm of St Peter Port harbour. On foot it is best to follow the raised walkway along the harbour emplacement. It is a 10 minute walk from the town bus terminus,15 minutes from the main town car parks and the Guernsey Information Centre. View map...

Parking - there is a limited amount of parking around the model yacht pond and along the harbour arm. Note that these are disc zones with your stay limited to three hours in some places.

Bus - the Castle is a 10-minute walk from the bus terminus (all routes except 111)

Access - We regret that the Castle is not accessible to wheelchairs beyond the shop. The Castle has steps, steep staircases and uneven surfaces which those with restricted mobility or impaired vision might find difficult. Children should be closely supervised at all times.

Castle Cornet, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1 AU

Tel: 721657 (answer phone in operation out of hours)

Castle Cornet is closed during the Winter.

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