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Jersey is the gem of the Channel. The most southerly of the British Isles, it boasts the most hours of sunshine of anywhere in Great Britain. It also provides plenty of varying landscapes in which to enjoy those golden rays: wooded valleys, flower-strewn cliff paths, rocky coves and wide sandy beaches. Hire a bicycle and you can enjoy a network of “green lanes” where the speed limit is just 15mph. Or feel the sea in your hair on a boat tour, in a kayak or on a paddle board. Or simply don your...
'We remember life under lockdown – without food': An insight into life on the Channel Islands 75 years ago
'It meant five years of being cooped up with no freedom to express yourself'
Seventy-five years ago, on May 9, the population of the Channel Islands came to the end of a five-year lockdown when the British Navy arrived to free them from the Nazi occupying forces a day after Germany’s formal surrender at the end of the Second World War. A major party had been planned for this year, but it will of course have to happen online, as the islanders face a lockdown of a different kind.
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The sunny Channel Islands have long been a popular choice for those who want to avoid flying. The ferry company Condor operates a daily service out of Portsmouth and Poole to the two larger islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and from the latter you have always been able to explore car-free Herm as a day trip by boat.
However, until last year, if you wanted to include northerly Alderney in your exploration, you would have been compelled to board a tiny Dornier propeller plane for a wobbly 20-minu...
With their fabulous coastal cliff paths, dramatic wartime history, unusual wildlife and reputation for first-class dining, the Channel Islands make a fascinating destination for groups of all sizes. With an extended season, they’re ideal for trips in the autumn and spring too.
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Time your trip to Guernsey to coincide with the island's annual Heritage Festival for an in-depth look at its rich cultural history
The Channel Island has been home to significant literary, artistic, mercantile and military historical figures whose haunts and achievements can be explored by visitors