Port is the capital of
Guernsey as well as the main port.
The population in 2014 was 18,207. In
Guernésiais and in French,
historically the official language of Guernsey, the name of the town
and its surrounding parish is St Pierre Port. The "port" distinguishes
this parish from Saint Pierre Du Bois.
As well as being a parish, St. Peter
Port is a small town consisting
mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes. It
is known that a trading post/town existed here before Roman times with
a pre-Christian name which has not survived.
The postal code for addresses in this parish starts with GY1.
People from St. Peter Port, were nicknamed "les Villais" (the
townspeople) or "cllichards" in Guernésiais.
3 Sport and leisure
4 Parks and Gardens
6 Main roads
8 Famous people
9 Numismatic History
10 See also
12 External links
Port is located on the east coast of Guernsey. It borders
St. Sampson in the north, The Vale in the north-west, St. Andrew in
the west and St. Martin in the south.
On the seaward side it faces
Herm to the east, across the Little
Brecqhou even further east across the Big Russel
between them and Herm. The
Bréhon Tower sits in the Little Russel
between St. Peter
Port and Herm.
Relief The land in the north and by the harbour is low lying but in
the south, the land gets much higher (but not as high as St Martin's
or the Forest). This means that there are quite a few cliffs on the
coast between Havelet and Fermain.
Port is subdivided into four cantons:
Canton 1 or North Canton
Canton 2 or Canton of the North-West
Canton 3 or Canton of the South-West
Canton 4 or Canton of the South
In addition, the islands of
Jethou belong to the parish,
but are not part of any canton. They belong to Electoral district
Sport and leisure
Port has an English
Isthmian League club,
Guernsey F.C. who
play at Footes Lane. The
Guernsey Rugby Football Club also play at
Footes Lane and compete in National League 3
London & SE.
Parks and Gardens
Candie Gardens, an award-winning restored Victorian Garden features a
statue of Victor Hugo. Cambridge Park is a recreational park that
includes a skate park. In 2014 the parish was a Gold & Category
Winner in the RHS
Britain in Bloom
Britain in Bloom competition, followed in 2016
with another Gold medal.
The features of the town include:
Town Church, Guernsey, the parish church of St Peter
Port at the heart
of the town
The Royal Court House (La Cohue Royale), seat of the States of
Hauteville House, Victor Hugo's house of exile, which is now a museum
under the aegis of the city of Paris).
National Trust of
Guernsey Victorian shop 
Elizabeth College founded in 1563 by Elizabeth I of England. The main
building (built 1826) is a prominent feature of the skyline.
Victoria Tower 
Priaulx Library :16
Guille-Allès Library 
St James concert hall
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
The Market, the Arcade, the High Street, the Pollet and Mill Street,
which are all pedestrian priority and part of the shopping district
Cobbled streets and narrow passageways of the old town
Candie Museum 
Candie Gardens 
Marinas for visiting and local boats
Castle Cornet, the historic fortress that guarded the strategic
entrance to the port. The castle was formerly a tidal island, but
since 1859 a breakwater has connected it to the enlarged harbour.
Island war memorial at the top of Smith Street 
Parish war memorial at the bottom of Smith Street
St Stephens war memorial in St Stephens church
Anglo-Boer War memorial, in the Avenue 
Fort George :126
Cemetery at Fort George
Commonwealth War Graves at Le Foulon cemetery
Clarence Battery dating from the Napoleonic Wars
La Vallette military museum :126
German fortifications, built during the occupation 1940-45 :40
13.5 cm K 09
13.5 cm K 09 German World War I Canon near Victoria Tower
Guernsey Aquarium, situated in fortified tunnels at La Vallette,
built during the German occupation.:126
Bathing places at La Vallette
A number of protected buildings 
Castle Carey was built in 1840 for John Carey. It is a Gothic revival
property, attributed to the architect John Wilson, who designed
Elizabeth College and St James Concert Hall. It was briefly the
residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the Bailiwick of
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during their visit to Guernsey
in 1859, and the Duke of Cambridge in 1862. Victor Hugo’s novel
“Les Travailleurs de la Mer”, published in 1866 and dedicated to
Guernsey, where he spent 15 years in exile, mentions Castle Carey. The
castle stayed in the Carey family until William Wilfred Carey sold it
in 1912. During the Second World War, the Germans occupying
Guernsey used Castle Carey as an officers’ club.
The parish of Saint Peter
Government House (office of the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Guernsey Information Centre
Guernsey Police Service :34
Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service
Port Lifeboat Station
Guernsey Border Agency
Vauvert Primary School
Number of banks
Large number of offices
The International Stock Exchange
Blue Islands, a regional airline, has its head office in Saint Peter
Countryside walks :125
Val des Terres Hill Climb
Port Harbour Carnival 
Town Carnival 
The Town Church
The following main roads (listed from north-south) provide important
links between St Peter
Port and the other parishes:
Les Banques (leads up the coast to St Sampson's and the north of the
Rohais Road (leads to the parish of Castel)
Mount Row (leads to St Andrew's and the west of the island)
Ruette Brayes (leads to St Martin's and the south of the island)
Fort Road (leads to St Martin's)
The following coastal roads (listed from north to south) are also very
important as they provide access to the shops, carparks and the
St George's Esplanade
Port comprises two administrative division, St Peter Port
South and St Peter
Guernsey general election, 2016 in:
Port South there was a 2,068 or 63% turnout to elect five
Port North there was a 2,639 or 65% turnout to elect six
See also: List of people from Guernsey
Margaret Ann Neve
Margaret Ann Neve -
Supercentenarian and the oldest woman in the world
until her death in 1903
Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock – Major General, "Hero of Upper Canada", War of 1812
Matthew Le Tissier, footballer
Alison Merrien MBE, World indoors bowls champion
George Métivier, poet
Heather Watson, tennis player,
Team GB athlete and Wimbledon Champion
Victor Hugo, French writer, In exile in St-Peter
Port from 1855 to
Cameron Chalmers, athlete
Guernsey bank notes feature a number of parish buildings:
One pound, the Market and the Royal Court
One pound commemorative, the Market and Fountain Street
Five pound, the Town Church
Ten pound, Elizabeth College
Twenty pound, St James concert hall
Fifty pound, Royal Court house
Channel Islands portal
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Saint Peter Port.
Maritime history of the Channel Islands
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Port Parish, Canton Boundaries". Stppcons.com.
2007-11-14. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
^ "Bailiwick of Guernsey". Crwflags.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
Guernsey Election of States Deputies, 2008". Islandlife.org.
2008-04-23. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
Britain in Bloom
Britain in Bloom 2014 UK Finals Judges' Reports". Britain in
Britain in Bloom
Britain in Bloom 2016 UK Finals Full Results". RHS Britain in
^ "Places to visit". National Trust of Guernsey.
^ "Victoria Tower".
^ a b c "Townie No 1" (PDF).
^ "Guilles Alles Library". Archived from the original on
^ "Candie Museum".
^ "Candie Gardens".
^ "Bailiwick of
Guernsey War Memorial". Great War CI.
^ "St Peter
Parish War Shrine, Guernsey". Great War CI.
^ "St. Stephen's
Parish Memorial, Guernsey". Great War CI.
^ "South African War Memorial".
^ a b c d Dillon, Paddy. Channel Island Walks. Cicerone Press Limited,
1999. ISBN 9781852842888.
^ "PROTECTED BUILDINGS". Environment -
^ Careyroots http://www.careyroots.com/castle.html
^ "Contact Us." Blue Islands. Retrieved on 18 September 2009.
^ "Harbour Carvival".
Guernsey Round Table.
^ "Town Carnival". Town Centre Partnership.
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