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Torteval, Guernsey Tourist Information

Torteval is the smallest and westernmost parish on Guernsey, Channel Islands. The parish is split in two parts by St Peters Parish; the main part is called Torteval and the detached part is called Pleinmont-Torteval.

The south coast of Torteval is composed of rugged cliffs. In the northwest of the parish, at the southern end of Rocquaine Bay, there is a fishing harbour called Portelet.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Torteval

In Torteval's centre you will find a church built in 1818, which contains one of the oldest bells on the Channel Islands and also the tallest steeple in Guernsey.

The Pleinmont Observation Tower and the Table des Rions (also called The Fairy Ring) are also worth a visit during your stay in Torteval.

The Torteval Scarecrow Festival in August is an interesting experience for adults as well as children, where you walk around the paths of Torteval in search of your favourite scarecrow.

You will find some addresses to the popular tourist attractions below:

  • Pleinment, Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • German Directional Finding Tower, Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Table des Rions (Fairy Ring), Pleinmont, Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Family Days out in Torteval

Torteval offers much to see for adults and children during your family holidays. You can choose from a range of child friendly hotels in Torteval.

Sport in Torteval

The Torteval Nature Reserve offers great walking routes for hikers.

Nightlife in Torteval

The Imperial Hotel in Torteval has a good pub, which serves drinks and meals.

Shopping in Torteval

Torteval includes all essential shops.

You can shop VAT free on the Channel Islands.

Transport in Torteval

Guernsey Airport (GCI) is not far from Torteval, and gets you comfortably to and from Guernsey. The following passenger airlines operate at Guernsey Airport: Air Berlin, Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, Flybe and VLM for Cityjet.

There are buses running across the island to bring you to almost every destination on Guernsey. Ferries operate between Guernsey and Jersey, the UK and France.

Official Tourism Office for Torteval / Guernsey

Guernsey Tourist Board

PO Box 23

St Peter Port



Channel Islands