Flowers and Food
Jersey, known as The Island of Flowers (yet famous for its potatoes) is a curiosity.
The warmest place in the British Isles, they speak English, spend GBP however bizarrely it is nearer to France and all of the streets are named in French so you get a bizarre clash of cultures. ..it is a strange yet fascinating land!
The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is not part of the EU but is a quasi English-French Isle which will puzzle you the more you try to figure it out!
Great for a weekend break, you can discover castles and craggy coastlines and go horse-riding, walking or cycling in this nature filled isle. Also, the food is some of the best in the British Isles, whether you opt for the famous Jersey Royale Potatoes or the fresh harvested Oysters… you won’t go hungry in this foodies paradise.
The capital of Jersey and home to 33,500 of Jersey’s inhabitants, St Helier is not only beautiful, but full of history.
Make sure you visit the Jersey Tourism Visitors’ Centre, where you can get information on what’s happening whilst you are there! Visit Liberation Square and follow the Maritime Trail around the Waterfront, or see the statue of George II in the Royal Square which is used as the milestone from which all distances in Jersey are measured.
Durrell Wildlife Park
If you love wildlife… or are on a family holiday, go to Durrell Wildlife Park and see some of the planet’s most endangered species! The money raised by your ticket entry helps their conservation programmes around the world so you are also giving something back on your holiday whilst having fun!
Jersey Fact file
Flying time from UK: 1.25 hours
Average Temperature: During the winter 5Cº and during the summer 28Cº (77Fº).
Sunny Days a Year: +150 days.
Top tip: Go during one of the food festivals for a buzzing atmosphere on Jersey!