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13th century Mont Orgueil Castle in Jersey

Where is Jersey?

It’s not the US state of New Jersey but the largest of the British Channel Islands, less than 15 miles from the French coast. While it is British, it’s self-governing and you’ll see plenty of French influence too with many street signs written in French or Jerriais (Jersey French).

What does Jersey have to offer?

There’s a wealth of heritage, amazing coastlines, cosy coves, and a bustling main town (St Helier). There are also world-famous Jersey cows, Jersey Royal potatoes, and the best seafood ever! From Spring to Autumn, the island bursts at the seams with tourists, but it’s also a major financial centre with plenty to entertain visitors and locals alike.

Quick Facts

  • Currency: British Pound
  • Climate: Get ready for very pleasant temperatures from Spring until well into the autumn, with glorious warm summers and cold, wet winters. While it’s very rarely cold enough for snow, wind chill can make it feel very cold in the winter.
  • Language: English

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