Castle Cornet - Guernsey
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.
Castle Cornet is Best For
Directions to Castle Cornet
Explore the historic walls and towers, enjoy the restored gardens and visit five great gardens. You will be surprised how large the Castle is and how many things there are to do. A Napoleonic cannon is fired each day at noon during the season and there are costumed re-enactors each afternoon from Tuesday-Sunday.
The walls of this impressive building are filled with music on Friday evenings in July and August, courtesy of the free "Castle Nights" events featuring all kinds of music from rock and blues to folk and classical.
There are 5 Museums to be enjoyed at Castle Cornet:
The story of Castle Cornet Museum
The Maritime Museum
The 201 Squadron (RAF) Museum
The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum
The Royal Guernsey Militia Museum
The Castle's Gardens
Four small period gardens have been laid out within the castle. Visitors to the castle can enjoy these at their own pace, or look out for our special garden tours that take place on selected Sundays in the summer.
The 16th Century Sutler's Garden is planted with a variety of herbs for kitchen use.
Lambert's Garden design reflects an interest in medicinal herbs.
The 18th Century Governor's Garden is based on a 1735 garden plan in the castle.
The 19th century Master Gunner's Garden reflects the domestic scene of the time.
Castle Cornet is open every day from 10.00am - 5.00pm April - October.
Children under 7 Free
Castle Cornet and Fort Grey can only be accessed by via flights of stairs, have no disabled toilets and are not suitable for wheelchair users. Persons with limited mobility or the partially sighted need to be aware that the interiors include uneven, slippery surfaces and many steps.
If a disabled person is accompanied by an essential companion, both can be admitted for the price of a single adult ticket.
For more information on access, please contact the Access & Learning Manager on 01481 726518