2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival

Seafront activities on Liberation Day
St Peter Port celebrating Liberation Day
View looking over Longis Bay, Alderney
Clarence Battery

Channel Islands Heritage FestivalThe Channel Islands Heritage Festival is a celebration of a group of small islands with a big history.

Taking place from 3rd April until 11th May, over this five-week festival, coastal castles will be brought to life, doors will be opened on wartime bunkers and historic towers and the islands will put the flags out for Liberation Day.

2015 celebrates the 70th anniversary of the islands' liberation. Join islanders on 9th May for a day-long carnival which remembers and celebrates the islands’ freedom from German occupation.

Many events will be held at heritage sites around the islands, with much to do and see throughout the festival, from Liberation Celebrations at the Jersey War Tunnels to Hafenschloss a re-enactment of what life was like in wartime Guernsey at St Peter Port's Castle Cornet. Special commemorative events will also take place in the Bailiwick isles of Alderney, Sark and Herm who each have their own unique story to tell.

Download our Festival guide and find out more about all the fantastic events planned during the five-week celebration. Channel Islands Heritage Festival

Liberation Day Fireworks

Among unique events taking place at this year's Festival are a tour of the secret tunnels that lay beneath Casle Cornet, a kayaking tour which follows the daring World War Two raid by Guernseyman Hubert Nicolle and a tour, with tasting, of a local cider producing orchard set in the beautiful rural heart of the island. There are also boat and cycling guided tours as well as a wide range of guided walks that all make the most of our island's rich history.

The Channel Islands’ past is woven into their present and their heritage is just one of many outstanding features

Capture the spirit of the islands’ history and plan your short break today taking in what each of our islands has to offer.

 

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2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival

A group of small islands with big history.

2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival

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