Jersey, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom, boasts a combination of British and French cultures. It’s known for its beaches, cliffside walking paths and historic castles. The majority of street names and landmarks are French; however, the official language remains English.

History flows through the island of Jersey. Mont Orgueil Castle, built in the 13th century by the Normans who had previously invaded, still remains strong to this day. Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 400 years, and the iconic walks across the beach to reach the castle is not something to miss on the island.

Jersey was occupied by the hideous Nazi regime from 1 July 1940 until 9 May 1945. During this time, the Germans coerced citizens of Jersey into slave labour. A series of uncompleted tunnels were built to separate the people of Jersey from the Germans: they now form part of the ‘Jersey War Tunnels’ attraction that showcase real life events – at least 7 bodies are known to have been found in those tunnels.

Despite its relatively small size – it is only 46 miles squared – there are several ways of relaxing on the island. There are several checkpoints from which an idyllic view of the English Channel can be enjoyed. One notable place is called Devil’s Hole, from where calming sights of the royal blue waters are in abundance and the rustic slopes of eroding cliffs can be marvelled at.

Incredibly, the island isn’t very well renowned despite all of the unique experiences to be had on the island. It has a special aura and an unmistakable mix of British and French to create a whole new identity - Jèrriais. The overall nature is unlike any other country in the world.