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Information about the Bailiwick of Guernsey
The Bailiwick of Guernsey includes a number of islands.
Although Guernsey is geographically much closer to France than the UK, it is loyal to the British crown. This loyalty can be traced back to Norman times when the Channel Islands first became part of the English realm and forms the basis of the island’s constitution. Today the island is self-governing and enjoys the same level of independence it has had since first becoming associated with England. Guernsey’s ability to look after its own fiscal affairs has meant that it has been able to foster a favourable tax climate. This has led to many offshore banks, fund managers and insurance companies establishing here. Whilst the traditional industries of flower growing, fishing and dairy farming still play an important part, contributing both to the varied economy and to the island’s character. There are also a number of high profile light industries based on the island, including Specsavers Optical Group, Healthspan and Healthy Direct. Guernsey also has its own stamps and currency, and while British pounds can be used on the island, Guernsey pounds cannot be used in the UK.
Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands and is the closest of the islands to England. It boasts excellent coastal walks, a quaint town, a nine-hole golf course and some of the best fishing opportunities you would wish to find. For further information on Alderney www.alderney.net
Sark lies nearly 8 miles east of Guernsey. It has numerous coves and beaches – some which you have to climb down to reach. It is most famous for its enchanting and relaxed pace of life. Sark enables you to step back in time – a visit here is like no other. For further information on Sark www.sark.info
Herm is a small island lying just off Guernsey. There is a regular ferry and catamaran service to the island which only takes 25 minutes. Herm is a popular retreat for Guernsey locals and visitors. Most visit Belvoir Bay or Shell Beach, famous for the tiny shells washed up by the Gulf Stream. For further information on Herm www.herm-island.com
Jethou is a small island covering approximately 44 acres immediately south of Herm. It is thought that it was once connected to Herm by a strip of land that was washed away during a storm in the AD709. Jethou is a part of the Bailiwick but is not open to the public. It is leased by the States of Guernsey from the Crown and currently has sub-tenants.
Brecqhou is a privately owned island and is not open to the public.
Lihou is a small island located on the west coast of Guernsey. It is a conservation area and is owned by the States of Guernsey. It is open to the public and can be accessed via a causeway that is exposed during low tides. For further information on Lihou island.www.lihouisland.com
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