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Things to see and do
Gardens of La Seigneurie
The Royal Horticultural Society ranked these gardens as among the finest in the Channel Islands. The gardens are open every day from the beginning of April to the end of October.
Dolmens (Neolithic tombs) are common on the island. Among them are Déhus Dolmen, near the yacht marina in the Vale, and La Catioroc, on a mound overlooking Perelle Bay (reputedly once a witches’ meeting place).
Ride the rails
Take a ride in a reclaimed London Underground carriage with the Alderney Railway (www.alderneyrailway.com). It’s the only railway on the Channel Islands.
Ride the rails
The Isle of Man is known for its narrow-gauge railways, but even those not sporting an anorak and carrying a notebook will enjoy a scenic ride on the variety of railways that trundle around the island. Snaefell Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Man’s highest peak.
Yacht and boats lovers are drawn to Sark and Herm Island for the splendid sailing. Moorings are located at Havre Gosselin on the west coast of Sark, and at La Gréve de la Ville bay on the east coast.
St Anne’s Church
St Anne’s focal point is the town church, often referred to as the ‘Cathedral of the Channel Islands’ as it is one of the largest in the Channel Islands. It is also the home of the Alderney Society Museum, which documents the island’s history from Neolithic times.
Basking sharks and dolphins love the waters around the Isle of Man and can frequently be seen, often within one kilometre of the coast. The best time to see them is from mid-May to mid-August. Find out how many have been seen at www.manxbaskingsharkwatch.com.