Lose yourself in the unspoiled Jersey landscapePosted on: 21 June 2010 by Mark O'haire
This fascinating Channel island adds beautiful landscapes to its blend of traditional and modern culture.
Situated 100 miles south of mainland Britain, Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, and the most southerly island of Britain. In fact, Jersey is much closer to France than Britain, lying just 14 miles from its coast.
With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, a holiday in Jersey really will get you away from it all. Relax and enjoy the famed hospitality of its people, and lose yourself in the Island’s winding lanes or on its breathtaking coast.
Culture & Heritage
Jersey will unravel at your every turn, past wisteria-clad cottages and traditional granite farmhouses bathed in late summer light. Follow the path of the sun from east to west to discover the rural essence of Jersey.
Stop at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, a faithfully restored farm, to witness history alive before your very eyes. Meet characters from the past, see how they lived, and watch cider making performed the traditional way; these are just some of the great things to do in Jersey.
Explore magnificent castles, fascinating wildlife and adventure parks, and hands-on museums that really bring history to life. And on certain days during summer, you can sneak a peek at some of the Island’s most beautiful private gardens.
That’s not forgetting the capital, St Helier, which with its smart, sophisticated shops and vibrant Victorian markets is an attraction in itself.
Food & Drink
Jersey’s good living and fine food enjoys a glowing reputation the world over. The Island boasts a huge range of places to eat, from Michelin-star restaurants, to country pubs dishing up hearty, honest fare, to beachside bistros offering simple but excellent staples. Wherever you go, a friendly welcome, local produce and adventurous menus all make for a dining experience to remember.
With a tranquil network of nearly 50 miles of 'green' lanes designed to give precedence to pedestrians and cyclists, Jersey is made for bikes. Sweeping bays in the south give way to dramatic cliffs in the north offering spectacular scenery and stunning vistas, making Jersey holidays ideal for walkers and ramblers of all ages and abilities.
Must See & Do
Top daytime things to do in Jersey
- Visit Mount Orgueil Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in Britain.
- Don’t miss La Hougue Bie – a monument older than the pyramids of Egypt.
- Admire the art at the Harbour Gallery.
- Jersey War Tunnels, an evocative testament to the occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II.
Top night time things to do in Jersey
- Watch the latest contemporary theatre show at the Jersey Arts Centre.
- Catch a dance, ballet, musical, opera or comedy show at the Jersey Opera House
For more information on Jersey, please visit www.jersey.com.
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