A look into Alderney’s history
Alderney is an island brimming with relics of a time gone by. Despite the effects of war, it boasts a unique and permanent reminder of a striking blend of England and France.
Visit Fort Tourgis: One of the largest Victorian forts in Alderney
Tourgis Batteries is an emblematic site of Alderney that provides an unique insight into what an 18th century Victorian fort was like. During WWII it was repurposed by the Germans.
Renoir’s View Of The Channel Islands
The impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir spent a month on the Islands in 1883 and created fifteen beautiful depictions of Moulin Huet. Today’s blog focuses on looking at the Channel Islands from Renoir’s perspective.
Preserving The Local Languages Of The Channel Islands
Many people ask us what language is spoken in the Channel Islands. Today, English is the standard language of the four main Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark.
A Mystical Day Spent Visiting The Oldest Chapel On Herm
If you want a true insight into the island’s history, you should plan a short walk over to St. Tugual’s Chapel. This gorgeous 11th-century chapel is a testament to the island’s rich history.
Visit the oldest and best-preserved Roman fort
Probably one of the most shocking things about the Channel Islands for me was grasping all the history it fosters. From WWII to ancient Roman ruins.
A dreamy visit to one of the oldest Manors in Jersey
Get ready to cue the oohs and ahhs when visiting St. Ouen’s Manor. I felt like I stumbled into a period piece as I wandered the grounds and gardens of this stunning Manor.
Visit the Wildlife Bunker in Alderney Island
It’s easy to explore Alderney on foot. From rugged cliff paths carpeted with gorse and wildflowers to quiet sandy bays. We stepped out and enjoyed the island at our own pace with our self-guided walks.
The Channel Islands and World War II
As it is today, the Channel Islands were popular destination spots for tourists before World War 2, as well. Known for horticulture and tourism, the Channel Islands attracted visitors, even after the start of World War II.