Jersey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)


100 miles from the coast of Britain, and just 14 off the coast of France, is Jersey, the largest of The Channel Islands. A Crown Dependency of the U.K., self-governing Jersey is a little slice of Britain, with a Gallic twist. With an area of just nine miles by five miles, Jersey packs in more history, scenery and character than destinations
one hundred times its size. History looms large at every turn, from Neolithic architecture
that predates the pyramids, to centuries of coastal defenses, which look as though they were abandoned only
yesterday. Jersey’s coastline is epic too, swept clean by some of the most extreme tides
on the planet. Twice each day the waters rush out to sea, exposing miles of golden beaches and
rock pools which stretch off into the horizon. Jersey’s capital, St Helier, embodies
all the things that make Jersey so special, the history, the incredibly tasty produce, the tax free shopping, and the picture-perfect scenery. History’s footsteps echo throughout
these streets. From the hobnailed boots of the Jersey Militiamen and English Soldiers who repelled French Raiders
in the Battle of Jersey, to the jackboots of the 25,000 German soldiers who occupied the Island from 1940
until its liberation in 1945. Coming to grips with Jersey’s incredible tangle
of historical threads can be daunting, so be sure to spend an hour or two at the Jersey Museum
before you head off to explore the island. If you like your history served up with salt, wander down to New North Quay
to the Maritime Museum, and learn about the waves, vessels, mariners and legends that shaped this island. Right next door at the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, locals have woven their memories of
World War Two into an innovative diorama, created to celebrate the island’s
50th year of liberation. Between history lessons, you’ll find plenty of places to relax, dine
and shop. If you like your shopping upmarket,
take a walk up King Street. Or if you prefer things the old way, The Central Market serves up produce that
has helped make Jersey a byword for quality and flavour. After you’ve explored the town, sit back and watch the tide roll out, then walk across St. Aubin’s Bay to Elizabeth Castle. And should the tide roll back in
while you’ve been wandering the battlements and smelling the gunpowder, you can always ride Charming Betty back to shore. Jersey is compact, making it easy to explore. Country lanes and walking trails lace the island, ensuring Jersey’s views, attractions
and surprises are never far away. Hop on a bus, rent a car, or walk
the endless ribbons of coastal tracks which string together tiny fishing villages,
bays and beaches. Just to the east of St Helier is the parish
of Grouville, home to one of the world’s ten oldest buildings, the 6,000 year-old La Hougue Bie. As is the case all over this island, history is layered upon layer here. During the 12th and 16th centuries, medieval chapels were built on top of
this burial site. While on a nearby mound,
a German bunker now houses a modern museum commemorating the thousands of forced laborers
brought to the island to build German defenses. At the adjoining geology and archaeology museum,
learn about Jersey’s Neolithic, Celtic and Roman times, as well as the hoards
of gold coins and ancient treasure that has been unearthed from the island’s soil. Take a ten-minute drive eastward through the
quiet country lanes to Gorey, one of the island’s three main harbours. Casting its protective, medieval shadow
over Gorey is Mont Orgueil. Built in the early 13th century, the castle served as a Britain’s first line
of defense during its periodic wars with France until it was superseded by Elizabeth Castle
in the late 1600s. Lose yourself in the twisting corridors, staircases and tunnels which lead to artworks like The Dance of Death and the Tree of Succession. Each of Jersey’s four coastlines has
its own distinctive personality. Be sure to take in a few sections of
the North Coast Path, which offers some of the island’s most dramatic views as it winds past coastal ruins and cliff tops
blanketed with wildflowers. The path dips down to old smugglers coves
like Bouley Bay, a beach now popular with scuba divers, and rises to windswept headlands like Sorel Point. If you’re travelling with young’uns, sheltered Gréve de Lecq is the perfect beach to relax as lobstermen and crabbers come and go. And when the tide’s out, make your way down to the secluded sands of
Plemont Beach and explore the rock pools and hidden caves. The atmospheric ruins of Grosnez Castle mark the end of the Northern coast, and from here the scenery changes again. Head south along the west coast, where craggy hills and patchworks of fields
drop away to the warm sands of St. Ouen’s Bay and some of Europe’s best surfing. St. Ouen’s is home to an enormous sea wall
that formed part of Hitler’s 2000-mile-long Atlantic Wall defense system. Here you’ll find the
Channel Islands Military Museum, a bunker complex crammed with military and
civilian artifacts which tell the story of the island’s
long five year occupation, and the struggles of 41,000 islanders who
were left by Britain to fend for themselves. Back on the southern coast, the sheltered sands of St Brelade is a favourite
with sandcastle-building families. It’s also the home of St Brelade’s Church, a medieval chapel whose foundations were first
put down over a mile away. Legend has it that the work so upset local fairies, they moved the stones each night down to the shoreline until the workmen finally got the message. Just next door, take in the views from the old German command bunker
at Noirmont Point, before taking the stairs down to Portelet Beach
and the tiny islet of Janvrin’s Tomb. On your way back to St Helier, stop in at St Aubin. Relax along the Bulwarks with an ice cream. And when the tide leaves the boats high and dry, wander across the harbour to St Aubin’s Fort. While the coastline serves up Jersey’s finest views,
the island’s interior offers plenty for visitors too. Deep beneath the woods of St Lawrence, step again into the island’s wartime past
at the Jersey War Tunnels, one of the many German underground complexes
which honeycomb the island. Once a treatment centre, today this half-mile stretch of tunnels houses an incredible collection of wartime relics. Just up the road, return to a far gentler time, at the Hamptonne Country Life Museum. The past comes roaring back to life too, at the Pallot Steam and Motor Museum, which lovingly preserves
the island’s mechanical heritage. While just a ten minute drive away is the
Jersey Zoo, which has been helping save species from the
brink of extinction for over 50 years. If you’re looking for history, adventure, incredible food, and total relaxation, Jersey weaves it all together into something
truly magical. It’s not quite British and it’s not quite French, but Jersey is 100% unique.

100 thoughts on “Jersey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

  1. Best youtube channel ever…Thank u team expedia to let us see the whole world without actually going out there.
    All the best

  2. Fantastic+Magnificent=Fantabulent; and this word is synonymous with the scenic treasure of this Island….And I have a humble request to Expedia team to visit my nation ( India) and make a video of our many historical and scenic towns….

  3. Maybe it's for reasons, but they haven't made any videos of India, China, Egypt, Guatemala, Ghana, Namibia, Cambodia, Iran, Oman, Morocco, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Costa Rica, Belgium, and many other awesome countries

    I've seen about a million videos of the Australia/Canada/UK/US by now yet they keep making more. Don't get me wrong these countries are beautiful but it's a bit much

  4. Always the same plain and grey cities in Europe. Can you do other countries ? Maybe from Latin America, Africa or Asia ?

  5. We love your destination videos and always watch them when planning new trips! Best Regards from Maxi and Maro.

  6. I just discovered your channel and I can tell "Bravo!" to you. You have the best travel videos that I saw. I just watched few of them and I felt joy and goosebumps. Beautiful shots. Wow! 😃

  7. Warning! Do not book with Expedia. They will not assist if anything goes wrong. There is zero customer support. Prices often cheaper at hotel itself.

  8. I'm visiting in October and not in the least interested in all the wartime stuff so not sure what I will do with myself over 3 days. I will probably visit the art gallery and museum the first day along with a little shopping, then take a one day coach tour of the island on the second day and some more shopping on my last day. I have been told it is a beautiful island and my late brother used to love the place – sadly I can't see the attraction on the vids on offer and it may well be a one-off visit.

  9. if you are interested in history, you might like to know ….. Jersey has more Neolithic artefacts than the whole of the UK. Corbiere light house was the first concrete light house built in Britain and that Elizabeth Castle was where the last siege of the English Civil War was fought.

  10. Always brings a tear to my eyes watching Jersey videos, I was born there but not been back since 89. Can't afford to, but the kids are under instruction that my ashes will be with family at St Brelades church….

  11. I watch a lot of your videos regularly and enjoy them very much. But I have a small suggestion to make. We watch your videos to see the places shown around the world and also to listen to the narration . Music is always good to hear but for these videos I suggest you turn down the volume of music or not have it at all.

  12. Beautiful place…too bad you have to sell your first born to spend a week there. Canada is expensive….no doubt. I rather spend my money in PEI . Absolutely beautiful and green!!! Awesome sea food and the tax I pay goes to my land and not the bankers of Jersey that stash their earnings there. It's too bad that such beauty is not accessible to more people.

  13. Good over view of what my island has to offer.
    Wish the pronounciation of the local place names were spoken correctly.

  14. I was in the Great Storm of 1987, Jersey Island. I am trying to remember the name of the hotel I stayed
    in. The hotel was quite near St. Helier if I remember correctly. The hotel/motel was at least three
    stories, about half way down the side cliff of the island. The hotel was by itself, and built recently.

    I had to drive down the side of the cliff to the front of the hotel. There was one tree in front, and when the tide was low, one could walk to a "round defense bucket" that the Germans had used during WW2.
    (Looked like someone took a bucket of sand and flipped it upside down, like in sand box.)
    I remember the tree was broken in half after the storm.

    Does anyone know the name of the hotel?

    I read a British paper which stated it was the worst storm in some 325 years.

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  16. i could never understand how these islands are UK territory when it is way closer to France…may be for few days to visit is ok but to live here no chance..anyone will be easily bored there after few days….

  17. I love this place it’s so beautiful I live here and the weather may not be great but it is a beautiful place the oceans or amazing the people are lovely

  18. So glad I will get to go very soon with my little family, now my youngest likes watching this title. So beautifully put to together .

  19. Went as a kid and it was fun. I remember playing and climbing on the ww2 cannons but they where out of use at the time (90’s) and I remember the coast as well and the war museums but my g.dad was obsessed wiv ww2. He was a couple of urs too young to fight in ww2.

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