Hotels & Things to see & do in Jersey
Just nine miles by five, Jersey’s size makes it easy to fit plenty into a weekend or short break or holiday. With heritage discoveries on your doorstep and miles of beaches and bays to explore, how will you spend your island time? From beach walks and coastal driving routes to memorable food experiences overlooking the sea, relaxing days in the fresh salt air and boat trips with stunning views, live Jersey’s island life to the full.
Look closely and the whole history of Jersey is written into its landscape. Find ancient standing stones - traces of Jersey’s neolithic past - within sight of the sea, and trace the footsteps of invading armies through a 12th century castle to reach battlements overlooking the sea. Spot Jersey’s Martello Towers, built to keep the French at bay, and step back in time to the island’s occupation during WW2 at Jersey War Tunnels. Add the finishing touches with a vintage bus tour around the island’s coastline.
Head north for a range of family activities that take you face to face with some pretty wild life, from rare and endangered animals at Durrell, home of Gerald Durrell to walking with dinosaurs at Tamba Park. You can take a different slant with some wine tasting at La Mare Wine Estate.
Jersey Heritage make history come to life at Mont Orgueil Castle which protected Jersey against the French invasion over 600 years ago. Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures and breath taking views. Discover secret artwork commissioned to tell the story of the castle, climb turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’ and descend into the cellar to experience the 'witchcraft' exhibit