About Guernsey

A miscellany of facts about Guernsey, Herm, Sark, Alderney and the Bailiwick in general, with links through to more detailed content.

Aurigny Air Services

Aurigny Air Services was founded in 1968 when Alderney was at risk of losing its air link to Guernsey. It was bought by the States of Guernsey to guarantee its slots at London's Gatwick Airport in 2003.

Books set in Guernsey

Guernsey and Sark have been the settings of several books and inspiration for many others, from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to Victor Hugo's Toilers of the Sea.

Films set on Guernsey

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society may be the best-known film to have been set on Guernsey, but it was far from the only one. From horror to comedy and adventure, it's more than held its own on the big screen.

Guernsey Airport

Guernsey Airport opened for business in 1939 and originally consisted of four grass landing strips. The new terminal building opened in 2004.

Murders in Guernsey

Although murder is rare on Guernsey and in the Channel Islands in general, there have been several notable cases over the years, one of which led to the very last hanging for murder on Guernsey.

Oliver Reed in Guernsey

Oliver Reed lived in Guernsey for 15 years. Initially, he lived as a tax exile at the Duke of Normandie Hotel. He later bought his own home on the island.

TV programmes set on Guernsey

Guernsey has been the star of many TV shows, from Enemy at the Door and Island at War, to Howards' Way and Treasure Hunt. Here's a run-down of the best of the best.

Victor Hugo in Guernsey

Victor Hugo lived on Guernsey for 15 years and wrote some of his most famous work on the island. His home, Hauteville House, is open to the public, and there's a statue of the man himself in Candie Gardens.