The Channel Islands – Remedy For Urban Burnout
The Channel Islands in the English Channel may well be the last vestiges of a true respite from the hustle and bustle of the urban lifestyle. Located between the southern coast of the United Kingdom and northern France, these idyllic islands are rich in history. In total, there are eight Channel Islands. Guernsey, Jersey, Herm, Alderney and Sark, the main islands and Lihou, Brecqhou and Jethou. Several small, uninhabited islands are located off the coasts of Jersey and Alderney. The Channel Islands were attached to the continental European landmass and formed by rising tides during the Neolithic period.
Self-sufficient Channel Islanders
From the time of the earliest inhabitants over 25,000 years ago, the Channel Islands have had waves of settlers from Iron Age Romans to Normans in 933 and 17th Century English. Each left marks of their cultures that survives today and makes the Channel Islands a picturesque, historical treasure trove. The remains of German fortresses during the occupation in World War II are a tourist feature of Guernsey and Jersey. The Channel Island coastlines offer guests the opportunity to get away from the urban lifestyle and indulge in island culture.
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