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Sark The Crown Jewel of the Channel Islands

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sark-1702561__180Nestled in between Guernsey and Jersey, 80 miles south of England, a warm welcome greets you. Escape the noise of the city to enjoy car-free island, spectacular scenery, bays, coastal paths and cliff top views.

 

Sark features in a brand new three-part television series this week that follows well-known actress Alison Steadman as she explores islands around the edge of the UK including the Hebrides, the Scillies and the Channel Islands. ‘Little British Islands’ begins on Wednesday 19th October and Sark features on Wednesday 26th October along with Jersey and Alderney. Don’t miss it!

We have found a few attractions to visit whilst on this beautiful island which we have listed below.

La Seigneurie Gardensengland-1737262__180

Why not tour the beautiful gardens at La Seigneurie which has some of the finest formal gardens in the Channel Islands. Open every day from 24th March to end of October between 10am and 5pm. Entry is £5 adults and £1.50 for children. Tours are on Wednesday but can be arranged on other days for minimum of 5 people. Book at the Visitor Centre on 01481 832345 Laseigneuriegardens

The Prison

The little barrel-roofed two-celled prison on Sark must be one of the world’s smallest prisons still used today. The present building is situated next to the Visitor Centre.  This was originally built as a Girls School by Seigneur Ernest Le Pelley in 1841, completing the project which had been envisaged by his brother Pierre Le Pelley in consultation with his good friend Rev Cachemaille, which was to use to the best advantage for Sark’s community the surplus of money being generated by the new silver mining venture.

Sark Bays

Sark has a 22-mile coastline of spectacular scenery with a lovely choice of sandy bays or pebbly coves to explore, though you have to be prepared for a bit of an expedition to reach some of them.

Tasty Walks 1

This is a circular route which is about 5 miles long. It starts at the Sark Visitor Centre and finishes in the village. It will guide you to many of the most popular spots on the island and provide access to lovely footpaths and stunning scenery. You will also visit several points of historical interest.  As much of this walk is on private land, please follow the country code; walk at the edges of fields and always shut gates behind you.  The whole walk should take approximately 2 ½ hours, though more if you stop en-route.

Tasty Walks 2

A self-guided walk from La Collinette to Little Sark and back with rest stops, picnic opportunities, eateries and lovely viewing points. This walk will take about two and a half hours at a steady pace, but longer if you want to stop for any reason above. There are a couple of short climbs and two stiles, but it is easily achievable by any moderately fit walker.

Stay at Les Routiers Award Winning Hotel – La Sablonnerie

hotel-cd-pics-008A magical place! The ultimate get-away-from-it-all experience, a break here is memorable from the start – from the horse-drawn barouche sent to collect you from the tiny harbour to take you to Little Sark at the southernmost tip to the splendour of the extensive grounds. This 16th century farmhouse and the cottages that make up La Sablonnerie are a true delight and will wow any guest.

At the heart of this award-winning hotel is a low-beamed bar with granite walls and a massive fireplace that boasts roaring fires in winter. All the traditional charm has been maintained throughout the public rooms and individually decorated bedrooms, adding to the already charming, gentle and inspiring atmosphere that has been created. La-sablonnerie-hotel/

Shopping In Sark

From fridge magnets, chocolates, hand crafted silver and rainbow glass jewellery, unique decorations, Sark cards, photos and pictures to clothes, candles, wines and liqueurs you will find it all on the island of Sark’

Sark – free from cars and vehicles, except tractors, therefore your mode of transport is a choice between walking, cycling or a horse and carriage sight-seeing trip. Perhaps a mixture of the three is the best way to see everything the island has to offer.

Book a trip today you won’t be disappointed!

October 20, 2016 | Les Routiers UK

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