So, you have decided to visit the page dedicated to Guernsey, the island known for being home to French writer Victor Hugo, and Castle Cornet; the castle which had at one point been besieged by Guersney itself before being handed over as a gift to King George VI after the Second World War.
How crazy is that!?
Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is its own self-governing British crown dependency. This means that Guernsey is not a part of the United Kingdom, despite some of its international relations sometimes being handled by the UK. As well as the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey being referred to as the "Channel Islands", they are not constitutional or political units, meaning they each maintain their own jurisdictions and have independent relationships with the United Kingdom.
A little confusing right? I know!
Similar to living in Jersey, life in Guernsey can also be costly. Tax is at a decent rate, but when it comes towards housing and cost of living, then you can expect a dent in your wallet. But that in mind, there can be a great many benefits provided to those who are contemplating visiting or living in Guernsey.
Guernsey is a location with low crime rate, so you can wander around as a tourist knowing that you are in safe hands. Even if you do end up changing your mind or finish exploring Guernsey and are wanting more, you can easily have access to France, which is practically next door. But before any such decision, be sure to have gone around and looked at the beautiful scenery and numerous beaches.
There are actually so many beaches that they seem endless!