St Saviour is a parish on Guernsey, Channel Islands. It is located on Guernsey’s west coast and its neighbouring parishes are Castel and St Peters. The States of Guernsey Reservoir is located in St Saviour and provides water for the whole island of Guernsey.
St Saviours is situated at the heart of the Guernsey countryside, includes a small stretch of coastline and is entwined by a network of small country lanes. It is often described as ‘Advocate’ country with the impressive farmhouses in great demand by high earning locals, and St Saviours is also home to the States of Guernsey reservoir which provides the whole island with their water supply.
St Saviours features plenty of places to visit, such as the Guernsey Woodcarvers, a family run business housed in traditional 16th century buildings. Run by the Le Messurier family, they manufacture wooden gifts and fine furniture, antique restoration, repairs, carving, wood turning, cabinet making and French polishing and modern finishes. See their craftsmen at work in the studio as they use over 60 different woods and browse around their well stocked shop. If you can’t find what you are looking for they will endeavour to make or find it for you.
St Apolline’s Chapel in La Grande Rue, St Saviour is a small medieval chapel that dates back to 1392. It has been restored and is now open to the public and features a 14th century painting of the Last Supper. St Apolline’s Chapel was named after St Apolline, the patron saint of dentists
St Saviour is on the West coast of Guernsey and there are a number of historical sites to visit. There is the Victorian Fort Richmond and the Batteries of Mont Chinchon and Perelle. St Saviour has numerous German fortifications from World War 2 which include St Saviours Tunnel complex and parts of the Mirus Gun Battery. There are also several Neolithic sites in this area at Le Crocq and Le Catioroc (Mont Chinchon).
If you like walking along stunning coastlines and spending lazy days on the beach then St Saviour, Guernsey would be a great location for your next holiday.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in St Saviour, Guernsey
The historic chapel Saint Appolline, the Reservoir, the St Saviour Parish Church, the German Underground Hospital, the Batteries of Mont Chinchon and the Guernsey Woodcarvers (a family run business housed in traditional 16th century buildings) are well worth a visit in Saint Saviour. Historic neolithic sites can be visited at Le Crocq and Le Catioroc (Mont Chinchon).
You will find some addresses to the popular tourist attractions below:
- St Saviour Reservoir, St Saviour, Guernsey, Channel Islands
- St Saviour Parish Church, St Saviour, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Family Days out in St Saviour, Guernsey
St Saviour offers much to see for adults and children during your family holidays. You can choose from a range of child friendly hotels in St Saviour.
Sport in St Saviour, Guernsey
The Millennium Walk near the St Saviour reservoir offers a two mile long walking route for hikers and nature lovers on which you can find a variety of flowers and birds.
Shopping in St Saviour, Guernsey
The Bruce Russell & Son – Gold, Silversmiths & Jewellers make extraordinary pieces of jewellery and other crafted goods.
- Bruce Russell & Son (Gold, Silversmiths & Jewellers), Le Gron, St. Saviour, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY7 9RN
You can shop VAT free on the Channel Islands. Duty-free goods can be bought at the ferry terminal and airport.
Transport in St Saviour, Guernsey
Guernsey Airport (GCI) is not far from Saint Saviour, 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.