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Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port . St. Peter 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 's in the South.

On the outer side facing the Herm to the east , across the little Roussel , and Sark and Brecqhou even further east in Big Roussel between them and Herm . The Brehon Tower sits in the small Roussel between St Peter Port and Herm .

Castle Carey was built in 1840 for John Carey . It is a Gothic Revival property attributed to the architect John Wilson. He also designed the Elizabeth College and St James Concert Hall . There was a short period of residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the jurisdiction of Guernsey and the house also 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" , was released in 1866 and is dedicated to Guernsey. Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile there and the book mentions have , Castle Carey .

Attractions in Saint Peter Port include Pleinmont Observation Tower is a unique five-story observation tower used by Germans 1942-1945 , National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum , depicting life as it used to be on the island for around 100 years ago and Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery houses a variety of exhibits.

There is a good selection of jewelery shops in St Peter Port , from budget to luxury, as well as the latest technologies and photographic equipment . Every week on Friday , arranged Fresh market Market Square brings to life and brings local vendors to town to sell their products from all over the island.
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