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Channel Islands: A Place Full of History

Channel Islands are a group of islands in the English Channel, located to the west of the Cotentin Peninsula. They belong to the crown of England, but they are not part of the United Kingdom (or the European Union).

Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney are the biggest islands. In them, you can find all kinds of attractions, whether natural or offspring of the human intellect. Of course, one of the biggest attractions of the zone is the weather, the warmer of all Great Britain. The region benefits from about 2,000 sunny hours per year, of which you can enjoy in the islands’ beaches.

Visit any of the islands and discover its fascinating history. One of the most impressing places to visit is Jersey, where the Castle of Mount Orgeuil rises since the 18th century. It was built upon the ruins of a fortress from the Iron Age, only a few kilometers from the capital, St. Helier.

The proximity of the islands with France confers a certain Gallic environment. If you have the chance to follow a conversation with the townspeople, you will discover a curious franc-nomadic dialect. In Guernsey, you can wander through the labyrinth of paved streets and steep stairs of St. Peter’s Port. And wherever you go eating, delight yourself with a lobster or an excellent dish of seafood. The Channel Islands have a great gastronomic reputation.

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