Named after US Senator Ted Kennedy, who stayed at Ashford in the early 1980s, the Kennedy Suite (one of the Castle's exceptional Staterooms) is located in the oldest wing of the castle and features an impressive selection of antique furniture, including a 19th-century walnut bed, an early 18th century Spanish Armoire and an early Victorian Rosewood centre table.
The Kennedy Suite enjoys spectacular views over Lough Corrib and can be combined with the Reagan Presidential Suite to complete a private three-bedroom wing of the castle.
The clear waters around Guernsey are great for diving and there are several excellent diving schools. The visibility is up to 10+ metres and the waters are slightly warmer than the UK by some 2-3 degrees. Literally hundreds of ships have been lost in these waters so there’s some excellent wreck diving, plus reefs, walls, steep pinnacles and open ground.
A variety of companies offer boat trips and rib rides around the coast and to the neighbouring islands. You can visit deserted beaches and coves, admire the soaring cliffs and spot seals in the water.
Not strictly a water sport, but you’ll be on the cliffs overhanging the water, so it almost counts! Guernsey has some great climbing. The West coast crags at Port Soif, Grandes Rocque and Pembroke offer many easy access short routes. The South coast offers dramatic scenery to complement some fantastic and thrilling climbing.
Coasteering is a unique adventure sport in which you can experience the exhilaration of sea level traversing, rock scrambling, jumping, and swimming in gullies and caves. It is a fun and exciting coastal exploration along the wild and beautiful Guernsey and Sark shorelines. There are several local companies that offer coasteering explorations with experienced instructors and all the necessary equipment.