A trip worth your time
There’s no shortage of natural countryside and historical architecture to explore in Great Britain, and England’s Channel Islands are worthy of a weeklong trip in themselves. The Channel Islands of England are a combination of man-made and natural islands just off the coast of Britain, and are best enjoyed during the spring and summer months during the turn of the season. You’ll stumble upon quaint communities and neighborhoods throughout each area, and this is a wonderful place to get in some hiking and exploring of nature at its best. From the cobblestone streets in Guernsey to the prestigious castles in Jersey, here are a few ideas for things to do when you visit the Channel Islands in England:
Jersey is the largest of them all, and offers plenty of boating opportunities on the shore, plus a visit to the classic lighthouses. The Jersey beach is an idyllic spot for a summertime picnic, and you’ll find over 170 different restaurants and cafes throughout the Island. Take your pick of gourmet delights with a touch of global flair; this is a haven for the gourmand in you. When it’s time to explore the area, head to the clear waters around Martello Tower for a not to be missed opportunity. Top picks for visiting include La Mare Vineyards and Distillery in St. Mary, The Jersey Craft amp; Shopping Village in St. Peter, and the Battle of Flowers Museum in St. Ouen.
Islands are Great To Visit
There are four islands that make up Guernsey, and this is great place to visit during the autumn season for beautiful foliage and a dramatic change of the season. You’ll find miles of golden beaches and a multitude of seafood restaurants. This is the place where Les Miserables was written, and today the area offers a variety of museums, galleries, and castles to explore. When you’re looking for things to do, head to the Gurensey Folk Museum to learn about the local history, or the Castle Cornet for a royal walk back in time. The German Occupation Museum is also located here, a dream come true for history buffs of all ages.
Sark is one of the few places where you won’t find an automobile in sight; the only way to get around is by walking, biking, or taking a horse carriage ride. Sark is a gorgeous place to take in the coast, a place to catch a glimpse of wildflowers, seabirds, and explore some untouched caves. Book your stay in a traditional bed and breakfast for an authentic experience; you’ll also find a number of locally owned hotels and inns throughout the island.
The Channel Islands are comprised of Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Alderney, Sark, and St. Helier. They’re all places that continue to tell a historical tale, along with dramatic views and scenes of the English coastlines. When you’re in the mood for a short trip away from the bustling cities around England, be sure to take a ferry over to any of the Channel Islands and explore some of Britain’s prized gems.