Alderney has all the winning ingredients: a rich history and wildlife, stunning scenery, cosy accommodation, genuine hospitality and beautiful beaches.
Just 1.5 miles wide and 3 miles long and only 8 miles off the Normandy coast, Alderney enjoys a mild climate, is unspoiled, peaceful, natural and totally relaxing. The town of St. Anne, with its quaint cobbled streets, lined by small boutiques, offers a great choice of friendly pubs, bars and a top choice of restaurants. Alderney is renowned for its seafood such as lobster and crab and its excellent freshly cooked cuisine.
Alderney boasts a rich varied wildlife and the Alderney Wildlife Trust actively protects and promotes this valuable heritage. The island has become a true magnet for birdwatchers, ramblers and wildlife enthusiasts who can explore some 50 miles of tracks and walks around the island.
With a number of clubs and associations, including a challenging golf course, scenic tennis courts and a busy diary of events, there's always something going on.
Where to stay? There is a good selection of privately-owned hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes as well as a pretty campsite.
Getting there is easy: There are scheduled flights from Southampton, Guernsey and Jersey(via Guernsey).
Tip: Shopping in Alderney is VAT-free and the island's duty-free outlets offer excellent savings on tobacco and alcohol.
For further information on Alderney: www.visitalderney.com
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