Communications

Phones

The code for Guernsey is 01481 from the UK and +44  1481 internationally. The main UK mobile networks don’t extend to Guernsey and usually class phoning in the Bailiwick as an international call. Please check with your service provider before you travel.

 

Stamps

Sending a postcard home? The main post office is in La Vrangue,  St Peter Port with smaller post offices around the island. You’ll need a Guernsey postage stamp on all mail posted in the island.

Do note that there are no collections or deliveries after 17.00 on Friday except during the festive season

 

Language

We speak English - with a faint Guernsey accent and as you explore you’ll see road signs in French, relics of our Norman past. Guernsey has its own native language, Guernésiais - an old Norman language with a sprinkling of Norse. Although you may not hear it spoken, it’s part of the island’s heritage - look closely and you’ll see traces of it around the island from map locations to street names.