Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie So

  • Port

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD75 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    3.5 Hours

  • Meals included


US writer Mary Ann Shaffer, decided to base a novel in Guernsey at the time of the German occupation during World War II. The novel was launched in 2009 and went on to be a great success
On departure from the pier, you’ll drive along the seafront, with views of 12th century Castle Cornet and Havelet Bay, before continuing up the Val des Terres, and proceed to the Jerbourg area of La Bouvee and Calais Lane where the main characters “lived”.
From here you will continue out to Pleinmont point to see the Batterie Dollmann fortifications, especially the gun pit, used by German forces from 1942 to 1945, as part of their sea defence system during their occupation.
Next, you will make a stop at the ‘Little Chapel’, visited by Darsey and Juilet in the book. Built by a French monk, this unique miniature church is decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of china.
On your return journey you’ll pass by the Grange Lodge Hotel, headquarters of the German Feld Kommandant where Jews were ordered to report. Your coach will then make a short stop opposite the memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of the island from German Occupation.
During the tour you will make a stop along the West Coast for some Traditional Guernsey Gache with a tea or coffee.