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The beautiful island of Jersey is situated in the English Channel, 100 miles from the south coast of England, and only 17 miles from the North coast of France.

Jersey is the largest of the 5 main Channel Islands, measuring 9 by 5 miles and offering stunning coastal cliff path walks, world class sandy beaches, and being the sunniest place in Britain!

The island offers an enviable culture of privacy and safety, a very high quality of living and excellent leisure facilities.  To discover more about Jersey, please click on the Jersey button below, or click on the yellow button to arrange a confidential chat. Below is a suggested weekend itinery as outlined by Visit Jersey, the independent body that promotes our fantastic island.

Enjoy some of Jersey’s sites as part of a weekend itinerary or a short break. The Visit Britain TV team came for a flying visit and visited Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey War Tunnels, the Eric Young Orchid Foundation and Jersey’s capital, St Helier.

The Visit Britain TV team visited St Helier for some shopping and stopped off at the Central Market, St Helier’s beautiful Victorian covered market. After a visit to Durrell Wildlife Park, headquarters of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust who exist to protect endangered species, they headed off for a crab sandwich at The Hungry Man, a café situated on the pier at Rozel Harbour, a bay on Jersey’s north coast.

Cycling along Jersey’s 100 mile long network of signposted routes, Green Lanes and country lanes they discover some of the local architecture in the form of Le Rât, a pretty country dwelling and a National Trust for Jersey property, built in the 17th century.

Nestling in a beautiful and unspoilt valley at the heart of the Island, Le Rât was the first building to be purchased by The Trust in 1937 for the princely sum of £200. A very fine example of local vernacular architecture, which was being used by a local butcher to house his pigs just before the Trust purchased it! They visit La Hougue Bie too, a Neolithic burial mound and one of the finest examples of its kind in Europe.

Heading out for the evening, they chill out with dinner and a glass of wine whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean at The Atlantic Hotel’s Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant. Returning to their hotel for the weekend, the crew stay at the luxurious Longueville Manor before visiting the Jersey War Tunnels the following day.

Jersey War Tunnels tells the compelling story of islanders under Occupation. Rendered defenceless by the UK, Jersey residents had to choose between staying and going, both of them as uncertain as each other. Those who remained, without weapons to fight with, found their own ways to resist before finally, after five long years, the day of liberation arrived. And for something completely different, they visit the Eric Young Orchid Foundation too.

At Suma’s Restaurant they sample one of the Island’s specialities, oysters, which overlooks the Royal Bay of Grouville where the oysters are grown and harvested. Jersey has the second highest tidal rise and fall in the world, so they also paid at visit to the south east coast, a Ramsar site of international importance.

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