Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.
The island of Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the British Channel Islands. It lies in the English Channel, northwest of France.
The Bailiwick of Jersey is a self-governing British crown dependency and is not administered by the United Kingdom. The Channel Islands are the last remnants of the Dukedom of Normandy and are considered a separate jurisdiction to the United Kingdom.
This beautiful island is famous for the Jersey Cow, Lilly Langtry and the Bergerac TV series during the eighties.
Read more about Jersey in our Jersey travel guide »