At just over 5 square miles in area, Alderney is incredibly the 3rd largest of the Channel Islands.
Also known as Aurigny, the island’s unique essence undoubtedly comes from its isolated geographical position and its long human history dating as far back as the Neolithic age. With just over 2,000 regular inhabitants, the island can really be proud of its assets and of its quiet but firm involvement with the rest of the world.
A visit to Alderney will fulfill, for anyone who ever had it, that childhood dream of discovering a world of its own, full of beautiful scenery and treasures…
A 20 minute ferry transfer is all it takes to reach Herm from St Peter Port in Guernsey. The island is a visual treat with sandy beaches in the north and lush countryside in the south. Tiny in size but big in character… Herm’s natural beauty is an absolute given and the lovely buzz one senses from it makes it irresistible.
Local people are known as Hermites but the island seems to constantly re-invent itself, enabling visitors and locals alike to always enjoy life on these shores.
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“…Only accessible by sea…”
There you have it, the magical element that makes Sark so special. Lying just east of its big sister Guernsey, Sark is tantalizingly close and it would be a real shame not to visit whilst spending a few days in the Bailiwick.
The short boat trip to Sark is akin to travelling back in time. A world with no cars, no supermarkets and no sky-scrapers awaits you. Enjoy the peace, the quiet and the beauty of the smallest of the four main Channel Islands.
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There is plenty to visit at this time of year in Guernsey, but a stop at Sausmarez Manor is simply a must. The site is beautiful with sub-tropical gardens, and totally intriguing with a rich and fun history. From the 12th century until the present day, the whole place has evolved around one family, the Sausmarez. They still occupy it now, making it much more than a living museum.
Take your time to explore the manor’s grounds, the gardens, the Sculpture Park and if you are lucky try to catch Peter de Sausmarez, the current owner whose sense of humour will no doubt keep you entertained…
Guernsey is ready to welcome everyone this April, whether you are foodies, walkers or just looking forward to a break on our beautiful island.
The month starts with Easter weekend, so a few festivities are on offer – there will be egg hunts for little ones and history re-enactments for everyone to enjoy. The rest of the month is promising to be just as exciting with something new to do everyday. Come and discover Guernsey, its beautiful landscapes, fantastic food, charming town and stunning coasts will ensure a memorable and enjoyable break!
With Easter Weekend only a couple of weeks away, we thought we would give you an idea of what will be going on here in Guernsey. So close to mainland Britain yet a world apart, the Bailiwick of Guernsey will undoubtedly be one of the prettiest places to celebrate this long-awaited bank holiday.
Guernsey is also the perfect launchpad to explore the sister-island of Sark – the ‘Island Parish’ – where some interesting events are being held.
The imposing statue of Victor Hugo in one of Guernsey’s most beautiful gardens says it all…the relationship between the author and the island is longlasting and rightly so.
It started in 1855 when Victor Hugo found himself in the Channel Islands having been exiled from France. Guernsey’s beauty soothed his broken spirit and inspired him to write some of his most important work.
This March, Guernsey offers its charms to food lovers and walkers alike with its Tasty Walks Festival. Three itineraries have been carefully selected for you to discover and enjoy the island’s unique past, natural beauty and culinary excellence.
Once you have found out what the Romans did for the island, why the local folklore is still going strong and the people that Guernsey hosted over the last century, you will relax with a well deserved meal at one of the island’s participating restaurants.
As the year rolls on and we all start thinking of lighter mornings, spring flowers and sunny afternoons, Guernsey’s calendar of events gets into full swing.
Whether you’re visiting for a short break or a longer holiday, there’s something for everyone to explore and experience in Guernsey during March. From weekly markets and food festivals to bracing walks, historical days out and the beginning of the island’s annual photography festival, you can be as active or as relaxed as you please!
There are less than 3 weeks to go until Christmas and we have pretty much finalised all our plans for the New Year. Our 2013 holiday brochures are printed and will be in travel agents this week in good time for what we hope will be strong post-Christmas demand to book summer holidays. A major project to improve our online booking service is about to go live and will make the process of booking via our websites quicker and easier. Our marketing programmes for the New Year are in place, so we are ready to go!