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.
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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 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. Since its launch in 2002 the Trust now actively manages around 20k of public footpath and over 120ha of the island’s countryside as nature reserve, in addition to the Island’s Internationally Imprtant Wetland (Ramsar) site which includes many of Alderney’s key species such as Northern Gannet and Puffin. The Trust also founded the Island’s Bird Observatory in 2016 which collects detailed records of the momentous European migration which passes the island each year.
When visiting the Island you can find out more about the Trust’s regular walks and activities programme from bat and hedgehog walks, to wildlife kayaking, boat trips and historic tours at the Wildlife Centre in the centre of the island’s only town, St. Anne (www.alderneywildlife.org/whats’on). The volunteers and staff at the centre can also help you plan your visit, pointing out interesting and often missed sites and providing access to unusual buildings such as the ominous WWII naval tower known as the Odeon
Address: Alderney Wildlife Trust, 48 Victoria Street, Alderney, GY9 3TA
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