By: National Trust Guernsey on 13/08/2013
Step back in time to Guernsey
Set within a cluster of renovated traditional farm buildings, this is one of Guernsey's flagship attractions and not to be missed.
Town-based visitors should take a stroll up Cornet Street and visit National Trust of Guernsey's Victorian Shop & Parlour set within one of St Peter Port's oldest buildings. Delightful gifts and a nostalgic experience are all part of a visit to 26 Cornet Street. Classic sweets are measured out in ounces from glass jars into paper bags. Hard to find traditional toys and games - remember potato guns? - are all here, plus sugar mice and specialist teas in caddies. Be surprised to re-discover things you thought you might never see again.
Why not pay a visit to Les Caches Farm and see the simplicity of a mid 19th Century Guernsey farmhouse and barn. In 1999 National Trust of Guernsey embarked on extensive and sympathetic restoration of the main house at Les Caches and much of the original fabric of the building was preserved. Les Caches is a prime example of commitment to teaching and learning restoration skills. NTG are currently restoring the original outbuildings as part of this ongoing and important restoration project.
If your boots are made for walking, there are many miles of cliff paths to enjoy, many of which pass through land bequeathed, owned and managed by National Trust of Guernsey. These walks cover some outstanding locations so be sure to bring your camera, whatever the weather!
National Trust of Guernsey's website is a mine of information for walking maps and all things National Trust. www.nationaltrust.gg