War Tunnels, Jersey

History and heritage

The Island is dotted with historical and cultural remains dating back millennia, through to the Middle Ages and World War II including fascinating sites such as Elizabeth Castle, which has defended the Island for more than 400 years, La Hougue Bie, which played host to the Island’s Neolithic ancestors 5.500 years ago, and the many military bunkers leftover from the Nazi occupation that dot the landscape. English is now the main language, but French is still spoken as is the Island’s traditional language, Jersey Norman French, which, along with traditional customs and practices, Islanders seek to maintain. Jersey enjoys a mild microclimate, perhaps owing to shelter afforded by the Bay of Saint-Malo.