2016 Channel Islands Heritage Festival

25 March - 10 May 2016

The Channel Islands Heritage Festival celebrates a group of small islands with a big history, and the 2016 festival will honour the Islands' timeless relationship with their coastline and the seas.

Our maritime heritage spans centuries; from Ice Age cave dwellers to Roman wrecks and famous seafarers, tales of privateering and shipbuilding to great shipwrecks and the part the sea played in past conflicts.  You will be able to explore museums and lighthouses, take guided walks, cycle rides, kayak adventures and vintage bus tours plus enjoy the many events and activites that will take place at our heritage sites around the Islands, throughout the 47 day Festival.

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Victor hugo's novel, Toilers of the Sea, and special celebrations and events will mark this important anniversary.  Visit the fishing port, Bordeaux, that inspired the tale and the house where the great French author penned the classic.  

The Channel Islands' past is woven into its present and its heritage is just one of its many outstanding features.

More information will be available over the coming weeks - please keep checking back! 

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