Jersey Island is largest of the Channel Islands. It is not part of the United Kingdom but is an English Crown dependency near the coast of Normandy, France. Former part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes became kings of England from 1066 onwards. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, the Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.
Nevertheless, British cultural influence on the island is more than evident: English is main language, British pound is primary currency.
St Helier is main town on the island with an abundance of nice shops and restaurants. Take your time exploring the island by foot, car, bike, or even horse. Stroll through idyllic small towns, hike along rough coastal ways, enjoy stunning views on the wild sea and onto the tranquil landscape. Why not spend a day at one of the long stretched beaches? Mingle with the laid-back inhabitants.
What a great place to eat Thai food! Thai Dicq Shack prepares super-delicious Thai dishes, as fresh as authentic. Located just directly at the beach - a perfect spot to spend some time for lunch or dinner, when in St Helier. Try the Pad Thai with prawns, sitting on one of the colourful tables and benches.
Great selection of vinyl and second hand stuff. Also full of old records. Music Scene is all about Rock, Punk, and much more.
Seedee Jons is your best best place if Indie records are what you're after. A good selection of vinyls from Rock to Pop and other current stuff. Also a great gaming store.
Fond of older records? This is your place. R & L Music & Memorabilia Exchange offers second hand vinyls along various music memorabilia items. Browse the huge selection of music genres from Jazz and Blues to Rock and Swing.
Mont Orgueil Castle overlooks the harbour of Gorey since its construction in the 12th century. As one of the world’s finest examples of a medieval castle it offers breathtaking views of the French coast in a network of staircases, towers and secret rooms.
Idyllic, marvellous, and rough: the ruins of 14th century Grosnez Castle in the far north-western corner of Jersey island offer everything in one. Concrete steps lead from the rear of the castle to a small signal station with scenic and spectacular views upon the sea and coastline.
The capital of the Normandy was once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. It is mainly known for its astonishing Rouen Cathedral alongside marvellous medieval old houses.
Glastonbury, Somerset, is a beautiful town attracting people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs. Moreover, it is notable for myths and legends related to Glastonbury Tor. The town boasts with unique shops and quirky places you won't find anywhere else.
Initially a Roman settlement, Wells today is a small town with a world-renowned cathedral. Medieval structures can be found throughout the city, with the Vicars' Close and the Bishop's Palace among the ones that are most worth seeing.
Historic French port of Saint-Malo is located in Brittany on the Channel coast. The walled city has a long history of piracy, earning much wealth from local extortion and overseas adventures. The rough sea, the medieval cathedral and long stretched beaches welcome you.
Shaftesbury is an idyllic Dorset town offering beautiful views onto the rural countryside of Blackmore Vale, part of the River Stour basin. Sightseeing highlight is Gold Hill, a scenic narrow lane with picturesque houses.
World-famous for huge Oktoberfest, cosy beer gardens, and lush English Garden, Munich is not only one of the must stops for touring acts. Moreover it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Saint Helier (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)