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The island of Guernsey together with the nearby islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark and some other smaller islands has been a dependency of the English Crown since 1066. With the other Channel Islands these represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England.

The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Many people from Guernsey were deported into camps in the southwest of Germany, notably to Biberach an der Riss and interned in the Lindele Camp.

For such a small island there are an amazing variety of attractions on Guernsey. Although the seas around the Islands are noted for their difficulties, the Islands are a haven for the sailing enthusiast in all senses of the word.

Even if not a sailor, the visitor will find much else of interest, where is it possible to go into a Neolithic chamber, survey the Atlantic from a WWll German observation bunker and take tea in the last Royalist stronghold of the English Civil War, all in an afternoon?

Although small a hire car allows the visitor to make the best use of the time available, say on a day trip by fast catamaran from Weymouth or Poole.

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