Shrine of the Sacred Heart

Fort Hommet, Castel, GY5

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A Second World War German Searchlight bunker on Fort Hommet headland at Vazon transformed from a place of war into a place of peace and beauty made entirely using local seashells. The inspiration of Hubert Le Galloudec.

Hubert Le Galloudec got permission from the States of Guernsey in 1960 to clear the bunker to make a seashell shrine. He wanted to create a place of peace where a place of war had once been. His wife Maisie spent the summer collecting seashells for the shrine.

Due to vandalism the States closed the site in 1971, however the site was rediscovered in 2005 and restoration work enabled the shrine to be reopened in 2008.

The shrine is now maintained and managed by Festung Guernsey. Please visit the website for opening dates and times.