Heritage for Free

A visitor guide

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Jersey is famous for its iconic heritage sites, however there are many hidden secrets out there just waiting to be discovered for free.  So if you are outside exploring Jersey's beautiful country lanes or navigating coastal cliffs then be on the lookout for both natural and man made sites just waiting to be explored. 

Occupation Audio Trail

Little fortress. Big secrets.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday. Download the free Geotourist App and step out on the trail to explore stories of courage and resilience and discover how Jersey was transformed into an island fortress.

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Liberation Audio Trail

Little battles. Big heroes.

Follow this free, downloadable trail to explore stories of courage, freedom and the Liberation of Jersey after five years of occupation during WW2. Discover how the island celebrated their freedom and feel liberated yourself as you wander the lanes of St. Helier, our island's capital.

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Battlefield Sites

Jersey's fortifications and battlefield sites date as far back as the 13th century. Scattered around our unique coastline and hidden deep within the heart of the island, our historical past is here for you to uncover. Travel through time as you see the remians of war which has shapped our unique landscape.

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Occupation Sites

After five long years of German Occupation Jersey was liberated at 7.15am on 9 May 1945. Many of the German Bunkers still form part of Jersey's historical landscape. Many of these are now open to the public, but why not expolre by yourself and discover the island's WWII past. 

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Heritage Trails

Enjoy five downloadable self-guided tours, specially created to allow you to explore Jersey's history and heritage at your own pace. Experience a delightful journey through all four corners of the island, capturing the stories of Jersey’s Heroes, Myths and Legends who helped make Jersey such a unique place.

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Explore the past. Love the present.

Visit the island and make your own memories. Tell us more about your visit and we'll help you plan the perfect heritage island break.