Channel Islands

The Channel Islands have so many secrets to share, so many hidden gems to discover, that each visit shall surely inspire something new. From Karl Marx to Rudyard Kipling, from Charlie Chaplin to George Eliot, it is no wonder that such illustrious guests returned year after year for a slice of Anglo-French charm.

Shell Beach on the tiny island of Herm is the Channel Islands’ answer to the Caribbean, an immaculate stretch of pure white sand, a twenty minute ferry ride from Guernsey.

West coast of Herm, the Channel Islands. credit: Chris George Photography/Coast Media/Visit Guersey

Photos of the week: the beautiful Channel Islands

Liberated from German Occupation in 1945, we visit this archipelago in the English Channel: a collection of British Crown dependencies that includes the isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Sark, Herm and Alderney.

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Smallest chapel in the world celebrates 100 years

Guernsey’s ‘Little Chapel’, which is thought to be the smallest chapel in the world, celebrates 100 years in 2014. Read More »

Picturesque Le Rât cottage, built of pink granite,  is a treasured National Trust property in the heart of 
St Lawrence, on Jersey

Sunshine Isles

With their golden beaches and warm climes you could be forgiven for forgetting that the Channel Islands are part of the British Isles. Read More »


Nation of Islands

From the Isles of Scilly to Shetland, the geographical spread of Britain’s 6,000 islands ensures vast differences of climate and culture, landscape and language. Read More »

Jersey Castle Mont Orgueil

Jersey in pictures

With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, Jersey really is a place where you can get away from it all. Read More »

Little Chapel Les Vauxbelets Guernsey Channel Islands

Guernsey in pictures

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is bursting with beautiful sights and a fascinating heritage. Read More »


The allure of Alderney

The Channel Islands includes a hidden gem which is a captivating combination of flora, fauna and fortifications. Why not head for Alderney to find out more? Read More »