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Great clifftop walk

Start from Rocquaine beach and walk up to the headland; you will find not only the Pleinmont... read more

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Pleinmont Observation Tower

Of the numerous remnants of the German occupation of Guernsey, Pleinmont Observation Tower seems to... read more

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Pleinmont Headland, Torteval
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Reviewed yesterday

Start from Rocquaine beach and walk up to the headland; you will find not only the Pleinmont Observation Tower but other areas of historical interest, with good information panels and kept well by the Guernsey tourist group. The walk is stunning, not too difficult although...More

Thank JSomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the numerous remnants of the German occupation of Guernsey, Pleinmont Observation Tower seems to be the most rewarding to visit. I found it to be well restored, interpreted and accessible, with around 5 floors and the open roof to visit. A leaflet explained both...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This must be one of the very few German fortifications of WWII left intact ! Just that is behind what one can possibly imagine to see. The design attention to detail structure solidity and movie like shape are no short of fantastic - yet in...More

Thank Luca P
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Interesting site and worth a visit. My young nephew loved it as did some other youngsters visiting, he loved exploring the German trenches and other German fortifications. A reminder of the German occupation of the island.

Thank Bunty8
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A place we always visit, even when not open. Pity the undergrowth has been allowed to grow around it so much now used to be able to get right up to the front.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Driving around the island, you come upon this remaining German fortification and you have a sense of the history of the island. The German occupation left many remnants of a war gone by.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great to see the men working hard making the gun look like new. Well worth looking this area up whilst you're on the island. You can see all the German dug outs and also a short walk to one of the observation towers.

Thank Annexe1970
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Many of the trenches to access the replacements are in place. Kids with love the drama and adults will no doubt contemplate the other aspects generated by visiting.

Thank DaveMcInally
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Been an ex Gunner I had to call and look at the gun batteries on the Island. It’s a very impressive site and gives you a true understanding of what it must have been like as part of this battery when it was operational. I...More

Thank Carman531
Reviewed 21 March 2018

As the title states we went for a walk which ended a very long walk taking in the coast line, its good that these places are here manned by volunteers protecting our heritage less we forget what must have been a terryfying experience for all...More

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