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Alderney Week 2013 – 3 to 11 August

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Every year in August Alderney hosts its annual carnival.  Promoted as “The Channel Islands’ World Famous Biggest Annual Carnival and Community Festival” it offers eight fun filled days which this year runs from 3rd – 11th August.  It’s a big affair for such a small island and over 130 events are planned including sports, pony […]

The Spectacular Alderney Stones

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In 2008 British Artist Andy Goldsworthy was invited to Guernsey to undertake an art project on one of the Channel islands. He then later chose the ‘Hidden Jewel’ which is Alderney and set about sketching and figuring out what they should do. Andy Goldsworthy then came up with the idea of the ‘Alderney Stones’, which […]

Alderney and the Sunstone

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Last week I had the good fortune to visit Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands and was absolutely bowled over not only by the fabulous beaches and quiet lanes but the history of the island just waiting to be explored.  For walking, cycling, bird watching and relaxing it would be hard to beat […]

May in Alderney

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

May is one of the best months to visit Alderney as there is much going on! Come early from the 4th and experience the Seafood Festival because when they say fresh seafood ….. they really mean it!  I enjoyed fabulous crab sandwiches at the Georgian House for lunch and pan seared bass at the Braye […]

Alderney Railway

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The only working railway in the Channel Islands is situated in Alderney. Running for approx 2 miles and following a mainly coastal route, the railway runs from Braye Road to Mannez Quarry and Lighthouse. The railway was developed in the 1840s with the aim of conveying stone from the eastern end of the island to […]

Focus on Harbour Lights

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Harbour Lights hotel underwent a complete rebuild and renovation in 2009. Situated just 10 minutes’ walk from St Anne and a few minutes from Braye Bay the location is perfect and some rooms are able to offer a sea view.  From the new roof terrace you can enjoy a glass of local ale (or whatever […]

Alderney’s Top 5 Best Beaches

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Alderney has soft golden sand and gentle lapping shores a plenty. Here are our top 5 best beaches; you just need to decide which one to head for… Saye Beach– is perfect for families. Situated just over the dunes from the islands only campsite and nestled between Braye Beach and Arch Bay it is the […]