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Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the bailiwick includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers and Écréhous, and the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs.
Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial and legal and judicial systems.
The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Although the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as 'the Channel Islands', they are not a constitutional or political unit. Jersey has a separate relationship to the British Crown from the other Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It is not part of the United Kingdom and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. Jersey is not a part of the European Union but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.

Bailiwick of Jersey

In 1066 Jersey was governed by and formed part of France and Jersey men were at the Battle of Hastings as part of William the Conqueror’s army and thus we can claim to have defeated England in Battle! In 1204 when King John lost his French territories Jersey was given the choice of remaining a part of France or becoming part of Great Britain's territory. We choose to become British and have remained staunchly loyal to the Crown ever since time. We have paid heavily for that loyalty, being constantly under attack and occasionally invaded by France during the Napoleonic Wars – which saw two major castles – Mont Orgueil and Elizabeth Castle, a number of Forts (we hold the final festival evening in one) and numerous Martello Towers being constructed around the Island. During the second world war Jersey was occupied for five years by Germany and we have many fine museums and fortifications to visit, numerous ‘bunkers’ and the ‘German Underground Hospital’. Jersey has retained it’s independence, however, and although it is part of Great Britain, we have our own Government, we make our own laws and we print our own money.

The French influence is every where to be seen as it was only between the world wars that English became the predominant language – all our road signs are still in French. It adds to Jersey’s immense natural charm. Jersey has a rich farming heritage and most of the farms, together with all major buildings in the Island, have been built in our softly coloured orange and pink Jersey granite. Our countryside is lush and green and our beaches are golden bordered by a deep blue sea. Jersey is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds!. Over the last twenty years, because of its independent tax status, Jersey has become a major world financial centre and thus we have many world class restaurants at much more affordable prices than one would find in most parts of Europe.

St Helier is the capital of Jersey and as you will be staying there you will be able to enjoy a VAT free shopping centre with pedestrian precincts with many very good restaurants. A tour of the Island and/or a visit to the world famous Gerald Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust (Jersey Zoo) where you will see many endangered species which you would not see in any other part of the world – lowland gorillas etc. is a must.

As an Island, and thus for many centuries left to our own devises, we have had to make our own entertainment and naturally singing has formed a major part of our lives. Jersey has a long choral tradition and it has many amateur choirs of a good standard. It is these singers who run the festival because they love their hobby and their Island.


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Located in the English Channel where it is the biggest and southerly of all the Channel Islands, Jersey is relatively small and measures just 14.5 km / 9 miles by 8 km / 5 miles. In general, the main resorts and beaches lie on the southern side of Jersey, while the northern areas tend to be more rugged and exposed.

Due to its size, you will never be more than minutes from your chosen destination on Jersey. However, much of the island features winding roads with a definite lack of signposts, which can mean that finding your way around is not easy and maps of Jersey are quite essential if you are planning to drive. Worth nothing, distances are rarely mentioned on signposts.

Jersey Tourist Places

Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles. Jersey is only 14 miles (22 km) from the coast of France so the weather is mild. It is a great destination for a family holiday and there are lots of tourist attractions and sandy beaches to keep everyone entertained.

Tourist Attractions in St Helier, Jersey, CI
  • Jersey Museum, St Helier
  • Central Market, St Helier
  • Occupation Tapestry, St Helier
  • Jersey Maritime Museum, St Helier
  • Jersey Maritime Museum, St Helier
Tourist Attractions in St. Peter, Jersey, CI
  • a'Maizin Maze at La Hougue Farm, St. Peter
  • Le Moulin de Quetivel, St. Peter
  • The Living Legend Village, St.Peter
Tourist Attractions in St. Lawrence, Jersey, CI
  • Jersey War Tunnels
  • Hamptonne Country Life Museum, St. Lawrence
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Tourist Attractions in Trinity, Jersey, CI 
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Jersey Zoo, Trinity
Tourist Attractions in St. Brelade, Jersey, CI
  • Jersey Lavender Farm, St. Brelade
 Tourist Attractions in St. Mary, Jersey, CI 
  • La Mare Vineyards & Distillery, St. Mary
  • National Trust for Jersey
Tourist Attractions in St. Ouen, Jersey, CI 
  • Battle of Flowers, Jersey
  • Battle of Flowers Museum, St. Ouen
  • Battle of Flowers Day Parade
  • Kempt Tower Visitor Centre, St. Ouen
Tourist Attractions in St. Saviour, Jersey, CI
  • La Hougue Bie, St. Saviour
Tourist Attractions in St. Martin, Jersey, CI
  • St. Catherine's Woods, St. Martin
Tourist Attractions in St. Aubin, Jersey, CI 
  • The Shell Garden, Jersey
  • Elizabeth Castle, Jersey
Tourist Attractions in St. Clement, Jersey, CI
  • Samares Manor, St. Clement
Tourist Attractions in Grouville, Jersey, CI
  • Mont Orgueil Castle, Grouville
  • Gorey