The Bailiwick of Guernsey

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel off the coast of France. The Island sits 80 miles to the south of the English coast and 20 miles north of the French coast.

As well as Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, the Bailiwick is made up of a group of islands including Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou.


Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands and has a population of around 2,000. It is one-and-a-half miles wide and three-and-a-half miles long. The island has a varied history and, like all of the Channel Islands, has stunning scenery, beaches and an abundance of flora and fauna at every turn. It has its own harbour and airport.

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Where cars are banned, Sark is a chance to step back in time and benefits from one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The sedate pace of everyday life is a welcome relief and the range of accommodation and quality restaurants make this the perfect weekend break. Sark is three miles long and a mile-and-a-half wide.

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Cars and bicycles are banned on Herm, which is just a 20-minute ferry ride away from Guernsey. It is one-and-a-half miles long and less than half a mile wide. Herm is the perfect place to get away from it all, where relaxation and tranquillity make it a perfect retreat and a popular haunt for yachtsmen.

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