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Popular Attractions That You Need to See in Jersey

When we say Jersey, we do not think of New Jersey, but a wonderful place that is just one hour away from England’s capital, London (by plane). This is an island that offers breathtaking beaches and seafood that tastes like nothing you’ve ever eaten before!

It is the most popular island of all the Channel Islands and it is perfect for those who want to take a break from their hectic lives and go somewhere quiet where they will be able to sit back and relax.

If youโ€™ve never visited it before and youโ€™re not sure which places are worth seeing, donโ€™t worry. Weโ€™ve compiled a list of tourist attractions that will certainly take your breath away. Letโ€™s check them out together!

Attractions In Jersey That Must Be Visited

Thai Dicq Shack

On the Dicq slipway, you will come across a cozy and lovely wooden cottage that serves very spicy, yet delicious and affordable Thai food. The most popular dish out there is garlic chicken which is something you should definitely try.

One of the reasons you should go there (especially if youโ€™re a true foodie) is because they have seafood and fish that are out-of-this-world. Furthermore, one of their most popular specialties is crab soaked in coconut milk. Delicious!

Gorey and Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, The Channel Islands

Jersey Zoo

Are you a huge animal lover? If the answer is yes, then visiting Jersey Zoo is a must and youโ€™ll quickly realize why itโ€™s worth your time. Namely, it was founded more than sixty years ago by writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell.

Unfortunately, he died twenty-six years ago, however, his wife Lee still works for his charity. Many people who have visited this wonderful zoo say it feels very homely and that the staff acts like they are family members, not just typical employees. 

Furthermore, Jersey Zoo is home to many endangered and rare species and it is packed with birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians comprising more than 60 species.

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St Helier

For those of you who donโ€™t know, Jersey is widely known for the cows and you can easily spot them in St Helier. The statue made by John McKenna is placed at the intersection of Bath Street and Peter Street.

There are so many spectacular sights that can be visited here, including the Jersey Museum, Elizabeth Castle, Maritime Museum, and Art Gallery. Now, if you are a foodie who loves to try out delicious gastronomic wonders then you should definitely go to Bohemia. This is the most popular restaurant on Green Street that even has a Michelin star!

Mont Orgueil Castle

It was built over eight hundred years ago and it has a view of Gorey, a charming, historic small west-coast village. If youโ€™re into secret passageways, Medieval architecture, hidden places, then you simply cannot avoid it. 

If you go far enough, you will stumble upon the Dance of Death statue, thatโ€™s tucked away with the Mont Orgueil castle. If youโ€™re an adrenaline junkie, then you should go down the castle walls for sure!

Rozel Bay Tea Room 

In Jersey drinking tea is a completely different experience than anywhere else. Why is that? Itโ€™s because youโ€™ll be rewarded with scones that come not just with jam and cream, but also with some lovely thick butter as well.

If you want to taste the most delicious tea on the island, then Rozel Bay tea room should definitely be part of your journey. Namely, they will allow you to choose a cake, sandwich and drink from their vast selection.

Another great thing thatโ€™s certainly worth mentioning is that here youโ€™ll be able to stumble upon tasty things that are both gluten and dairy-free!

The Mansell Collection

It doesnโ€™t matter whether youโ€™re a fan of cars or not, this is a place that should definitely be seen and certainly the most fascinating one in Jersey. It was established by Nigel Mansell who is a former F1 World Champion and also CART Indy Car World Series winner.

What will you be able to see there? You will get yourself familiar with his exciting racing career and will witness his extraordinary collection of trophies and racing cars. It is placed in a spectacular Art Deco building that is run by his son.

Beauport Beach

As it was previously mentioned, Jersey is for sure loaded with impeccable beaches, all special in their own way. One of the most beautiful ones is definitely Beauport Beach. At least thatโ€™s what many tourists think.

The only thing that may bother some of you is the fact that it doesnโ€™t have any facilities and cafes nearby, however, if you want to escape the noise and just find a place where youโ€™ll be able to enjoy the waves and silence, then you should definitely go there. You are not going to regret it!

Once youโ€™re done relaxing, you can always head to Oyster Box and try out some of the best oysters in the world that are blended with hot chorizo butter.

Jersey Museum

The first people came here approximately 250,000 years ago and a lot has happened since. This outstanding Georgian property can be seen in the center of St Helier. If you’re a true history buff and would love to know why dairy is such a huge deal here and why this island has sided with England, here you will get all the answers you need. Plus, another amazing thing that you will witness is the exhibit dedicated to Bergerac, a popular TV show.

La Mare Wine Estate

If you think that Jersey doesnโ€™t have its own vineyard then you are making a wrong assumption. In fact, itโ€™s one of the most popular attractions on this island. La Mare Wine Estate was established over fifty years ago. 

Furthermore, they are widely known for their amazing wine tasting tours, Jersey Cider, VSOP Jersey Apple Brandy, and with more than five thousand apple trees on their estate. Oh, and don’t forget to taste their famous Jersey Black Butter.

Even though at first glance, it doesn’t look like there are a lot of things you can see or do in Jersey, however, luckily, that’s not the case. In fact, if you go through this article, you will come to the conclusion that here, you will have the time of your life!

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