Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands invites you to travel to and discover one of the few unspoiled, peaceful, natural and totally relaxing British Isles.
Imagine a little island - just one and a half miles wide and three and a half miles long with just over two thousand friendly and welcoming inhabitants. Like Guernsey and Jersey, the island enjoys a mild climate and independence, with its own government and a fledgling off-shore finance and E-commerce sector.
Despite its closeness to mainland France (8 miles), Guernsey (23 miles), Jersey (30 miles) and the Isle of Wight (60 miles), Alderney has managed to avoid mainstream tourism. Remote, yet well-connected with direct scheduled air links from the UK, Alderney has its own airport and harbour.
Visit Alderney and you will discover an oasis with an ancient and varied history, an abundance of flora and fauna, beautiful beaches, an enviable lifestyle with that unique, contagious phenomenon known as 'the Alderney Feeling'.
Address: Visit Alderney, States of Alderney, PO Box 1 Alderney,GY9 3AA
The Alderney museum was started in 1966 and displays a record of Alderney's fascinating history. The museum's collections are concerned exclusively with Alderney, and cover geology, archaeology, the natural environment and social history The museum is open daily April to October and also has a wide selection of books and guides for sale.
Address: The Museum, High Street, Alderney, GY9 3TG
The Alderney Wildlife Trust aims to promote the conservation and protection of Alderney's terrestrial and marine wildlife and associated habitats, also to promote the conservation and protection of places of scientific interest, amenity value or natural beauty.
The Trust seeks to educate the public about the importance of sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and Alderney's wildlife, and to promote research in all branches of nature study.
The Alderney Wildlife Trust was launched in May 2002, in response to concerns about the lack of land management in Alderney and to combat the ensuing loss of habitat and took over from the existing Alderney Conservation Volunteers organisation.
The Trust's inherited the Longis Bird Hide, which attracted over 3000 visitors in its first year of operation alone. It continues to be very popular with residents and visitors alike, with many returning time and again to enjoy the simple pleasures of watching the bird life on Longis pond.
Address: Alderney Information Centre, Victoria Street, Alderney, GY9 3TA