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2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival

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

Over the 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 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.

The Channel Islands past is woven into its present and its heritage is just one of its 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.

The 2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival takes place between 3rd April - 11th May.

Keep a look out for the Festival Guide booklet which will be available across all the islands and online early in 2015.

More special 2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival events are still to be confirmed, but you can download the current list of events here pdf icon 2015 CI Heritage Festival Programme [578kb]