Jersey

Understand

High earnings, zero inheritance tax rates and a mild climate make the island a popular offshore finance centre. Tourism, financial services and agriculture, particularly dairying, are the mainstays of the economy. Produce includes potatoes Jersey Royals, cauliflower, tomatoes, flowers, beef and dairy products as well as light industrial and electrical goods, and textiles.

Geography

Temperate, with mild winters and cool summers. Gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast.

History

History
 

The island of Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.

History
Jersey War Tunnels
Les Charrieres Malorey, St Lawrence, Jersey, JE3 1FU
01534 860808
£10.50
10:00 - 18:00
Head west from St Helier taking the inner main road. From Bel Royal the attraction is well signposted. Bus No. 8a

Formerly known as the German Underground Hospital, the tunnels were built during the Second World War, and now is an interesting tourist attraction. Cut deeply into rising hills, the site is now a museum telling the story of Jersey, which, along with the other Channel Islands, was the only part of Britain to be occupied by Germany during the war.