Jersey has a unique and varied heritage and are packed with fascinating Landmarks, moulded over time by Ice Age visitors, occupying forces, languages and local traditions. From ancient burial grounds to traces of island defences, Jersey's colourful past means you can enjoy days out exploring castles, historic houses and museum which bring the past to life for thousands of visitors each year.
Make the most of your time in Jersey with a Jersey Heritage Pass, which gives unlimited access to 4 sites for the price of 3 and is valid for 7 days. The pass is valid at your choice of: Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle (inclusive of the castle ferry), Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, Martime Museum & Occupation Tapestry Gallery, Hamptonne Country Life Museum (May-Sep) and La Hougue Bie. Passes can be purchased from Channel Islands Direct representatives on arrival. Prices from £35.35 per adult or £23.45 per child. Child ages 6 to 16 years, children under 6 are free.
Explore Jersey's Heritage
Liberation 75 - The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into enemy hands, when they were occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1945. 2020 is the 75th anniversary of Jersey’s Liberation following Occupation during WW2. Jersey will mark this milestone by identifying and telling compelling stories to ensure Jersey’s Liberation legacy lives on. As well as the stories of hardship and suffering, discover events that will celebrate Jersey’s Liberation story.
Elizabeth Castle - Located in St' Aubins Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey's shores for over three hundred years. Travel to the castle via an amphibious Castle Ferry or walk out at low tide to witness cannon firing of the master gunner. You can also explore the grounds which gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and uncover the bunkers which were re-fortified to command the sea approaches to Jersey during the German Occupation in World War II. Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to explore Jersey's history.
Maritime Museum - Set by the historic harbour of St Helier, the Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the elements, told through the stories of Jersey people. Discover Jersey's maritime past in this uniquely interactive museum where you can see, touch, hear and even smell the exhibits.
Mont Orgueil Castle - Mont Orgueil Castle has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover gruesome tales and hidden treasures. One of the finest examples of a medieval fortress in existence, Mont Orgueil has witnessed many of the key events that have shaped Jersey's history.
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House - Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House presents history from 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique Island and the people who live here. Find out about Jersey's link with the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jèrriais( Jersey-French) being spoken; learn about the Island's traditional farming industry and watch fascinating archive footage of the early years of tourism.
Stay somewhere different
Step back in time and stay somewhere with a story. All Jersey Heritage Lets properties have been given a new life, often taken from the brink of decay or collapse, and sensitively restored to provide a great home from home.
Accommodation is comfortably furnished with well-equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms, while many have wood burning stoves or open fires. Due to their stunning locations and unique features, you'll soon realise these are not your average holiday home. Some properties in more remote locations do not have WiFi access and some don't have television signal; however, DVD players are provided.
For those looking for real adventure, consider staying in more rustic coastal tower properties, ranging from Seymour Tower standing two miles off the east coast to quaint guardhouses which are ideal for a weekend surf trip on the rugged west coast.
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Durrell Wildlife Camp
Stay in stunning five star luxury surrounded by some of the rarest animals on the planet within the 32 acre Durrell Wildlife Park, in the rural parish of Trinity. The camp provides the ultimate luxury glamping getaway with a unique twist; after all it's not everyday you're woken by the call of lemurs or orang-utans!
Each accommodation pod includes free WiFi and has a wood burner, kitchen with hob, toaster, cool bpx, crockery and cutlery, while on the private deck is a seperate pod with shower and toilet along with personal sun loungers and al fresco dining furniture.
The camp also has communal 'Lemur Lodge' and BBQ areas and two on-site eateries, plus you also recive free unlimited access (during opening hours) to Durrell Wildlife Park.
Please call 0800 6409058 for prices