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Good to see a fortress in its real combat state. Few frills but the history of the German occupation was gripping. Take a coat of you go to the top as its windy! Much to explore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
adriancgoss
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good to see a fortress in its real combat state. Few frills but the history of the German occupation was gripping. Take a coat of you go to the top as its windy! Much to explore as the castle is a working stronghold coupled with several museums. Worth visiting.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see and read about here as there are several exhibits in about 5 buildings.This early in the season the cafe was closed and the gun firing didn't happen but this was reflected in a reduced admission charge. Easy to spend 2 - 3 hours here.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my reasons to visit was to take photos of the harbour and promenade. Regretably the weather spoiled this but I still enjoyed my visit. Museums give insight to the history of battles with France and the German occupation. Would have been better if weather better.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk out from the harbour and lots to see there with several small museums. Lovely views. A pity the café is not open in the winter/early spring as we would have stayed longer

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Southern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the issues facing the island is that they play the 'German invasion' card rather too heavily with lots of places displaying almost identical items - this castle, the underground battery and the underground hospital.

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Castle Cornet, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. It is true that there are some structures at Castle Cornet that were built during the German occupation, but these form a small part of the Castle's structure and it's 800 year history. The Castle also contains 5 museums: The Story of Castle Cornet (it's history from prehistoric times until WW2); the Maritime Museum; the... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to lots of castles, and this is one of my favourites. It has 1000 years of history as a defensive castle, right up to World War II. Now it holds a variety of museums (the best of which is the maritime museum, also many displays of military history) but walking around its labyrinthian fortifications for the views of... More 

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Castle Cornet, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I'm pleased that you had such good use out of your Discovery Pass and hope you will visit as many times this year. More 

Southampton
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333 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad at all - quite extensive. Appreciated the winter rates as we really just wanted to have a wander around and not hang about for hours. The place could do with some written commentary/explanation about areas outside the main museums. A nice little gift shop but cafe not open til April. A pity.

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Castle Cornet, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The Castle does not usually open this early in season as it is not a busy time, the winter rates are a reflection on the fact that the café is not open. The café re-opens on 27th March. More 

england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in March therefore it was a very wet and windy day however well worth a visit and very interesting.

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Castle Cornet, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit despite the weather and hope you can return when the sun is shining. More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museums and so much history...well worth a visit! If it's sunny, take a picnic. Lots of little places to grab a space with a view.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Castle Cornet in the February Half Term. We could see the Castle every morning from the restaurant of our hotel. A lovely view and it's illuminated at night. Our 13 year old son loves History, so this was perfect. The castle has seen many changes over the centuries, with various extensions being added. Each with its own bit... More 

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GMVSM1, Front Office Manager at Castle Cornet, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm pleased you all enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit again if you return to Guernsey. More 

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