Cool things to do in Jersey

The tranquil and spiritual complex of La Hougue Bie, meaning ‘mound of uncertain origin’, housed in St. Helias is one of the ten oldest buildings in the world. Older than the pyramids, it dates from the Neolithic period and is one of the largest and best-preserved passage graves in Western Europe. The site comprises an 18.6 metre passage chamber (or dolmen), the burial site of at least eight individuals, above which is found a 12.2 metre high earth mound crowned by two medieval chapels dating from the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. The burial chamber is aligned so as to allow sunlight to reach the back wall of its ‘terminal cell’ on the spring and autumn equinox. The geology and archaeology museum’s collections of coin hoards, axes, swords, spears and even a rhinoceros skull and the adjacent command bunker built during the German occupation add further interest to this mind-blowing site.

Visiting Jersey

Check out our island page for Jersey for more information on getting to Jersey, and getting around Jersey and our favourite food and drink in Jersey.

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Islands nearby

The other Channel Islands are also excellent walking destinations and, together with Jersey, walks around their coast paths form the 110 mile Channel Island Way.

Guernsey – find out about walking in Guernsey, Guernsey’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here

Sark – find out about walking in Sark, Sark’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here

Herm – find out about walking in Herm, Herm’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here

Alderney – find out about walking in Alderney, Alderney’s outdoor activities, cafes and more here

Other islands in the British Isles

We have explored nearly 600 islands in the British Isles and are trying to write them up as fast as we can. Check more here or contact us as we are happy to share our info.

Further information

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