48 Hours in Alderney

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48 Hours in Alderney

As one of the smallest Channel Islands, Alderney may not always be your first choice for a weekend break but this would be a mistake. This tiny island has a lot to offer with its unspoiled landscape, friendly population and mild climate.

Go off road

The best bits of the Island cannot be seen from the main roads, travel down to the south of the island and take the dirt tracks out to the Gannets to see the birds dive into the sea to catch their dinner. You can choose from a great range of cars to hire at Braye Hire Cars and they offer a great meet and greet service at the airport. Call to book 01481 823881 or check their website for more details. 

Eat Local

Glass or rose wine on pub table in front of fireYou won’t find any brand names on the island so take the opportunity to dine in one of the pubs and restaurants in the town of St Anne’s. If the sun is shining visit the Braye Beach Hotel. Make sure you book a table on the veranda for incredible views over the bay. Choose from a menu of fresh sea food and local produce – simply delicious. Feeling a bit chilly? Pop into the Georgian House Hotel along the main Victoria Street for a glass of wine next to the fire. This is a cosy retreat and offers a great range of local dishes.  Before you leave make sure you pick up a tub of Alderney butter – it’s yummy!

Build a sand castle

Alderney has a host of stunning beaches; make sure you explore the northern end of the Island where these are easier to access. My favourite was Corblets Bay which was breath-taking and filled with golden sand and hidden rock pools.Visit a fort

Alderneyis covered with Victorian fortifications; Fort Clongue is one of the most remarkable. The fort is totally cut off at high tide so wait until the tide is low and you can drive across the causeway to the entrance and you will have spectacular views. 

Book your trip

Flights can be booked daily from Southampton Airport and take just 40 minutes.Book your flight from just £79 with Aurigny. We stayed at Farm Court Guest House which was in the perfect location and provided a very warm welcome. Rooms are all individually decorated and like a home away from home. You can book a room from £42 per night on their website