St. Helier - Jersey
With a population of more than
28,000, St. Helier has been a tourist destination
for most people for cultural venues, architectural
and entertainment attractions. Saint Helier
is the capital of Jersey Islands. It is one
of the 12 parishes and the largest of the entire
Channel Islands. 9% of the whole land area of
the Jersey Island comprises the surface area
of St Helier. It covers the area of 5,738 vergees.
Early pictures of St. Helier
show that it was a small fishing village on
the hill. Right now, St. Helier Parish Church
is far from the sea. But during the early times,
the parish church was just on the edge of the
hill, which was near the offshore islet, Hermitage.
This islet is the very site that witnessed the
martyrdom of Helier.
If you plan to go and visit
St. Helier, you will be amazed with the tourist
attractions that wait to be explored in this
beautiful parish. One of the first things that
you need to see is the Liberation Square. This
spot in town, which was the terminus of Jersey
Railway before, is now the place where the Jersey
Tourism office is located.
Even if you were a local of
St. Helier, you would not run out of things
to do. This amazing place houses the best art
galleries. There is the Jersey Art Center, which
provides the venue for different performances
as well as exhibitions. What is even more exciting
is that they also offer courses and workshops
to those who are interested! Also, should you
want to trace the history and culture of Jersey,
visit the Jersey Museum, which is seated at
the hearth of St. Helier. You will find the
different collections of coins, costumes, medals,
music, and agriculture.
Another museum that will show
you the strong relationship of the islanders
of Jersey is the Maritime Museum. This will
give you a view of the attractions that feature
the Liberation of Jersey.
People in Jersey are very nationalistic.
You will hear the noonday gun that is fired
everyday to commemorate the defense shown by
the Jersey Islanders for over 300 years. You
can visit Elizabeth Castle, the biggest fortress
that shows the effort made in defending this
place from Elizabethans time up to the occupation
of the Germans in World War II. In addition,
there is the military exhibit, the house of
St. Helier and the magnificent views of the
If you are the athletic type,
you need not fear depriving yourself of this
interest while traveling. St Helier has Musketeer
Leisure, which is the skate park and 12 trampoline
beds. This leisure area also has the best cafes
and restaurants with some of the most delectable
delicacies in town. You can also lure around
the water gardens on St. Helier waterfront.
St. Helier offers so many things
to do and attractions to see that will keep
you exploring the history of the island as well
as relaxing in the beautiful scenery. St.Heliers
beauty will keep this destination a favorite
spot to visit once you see it and experience
it first hand!
Hotels in St. Helier
2009 will see the completion of the One
Million Pound investment in Jersey's Queens
Although the Queens Hotel
has been very popular with Visitors from
The UK Europe and further a field for
decades, the hotel will have a very different
feel when we reopen in March 2009, we
will be known as The Inn Hotel, Bar and
family-run hotel offering personal service.
Most rooms have panoramic views over St.
Helier and the sea. In the Olde World style
dining room we offer a full breakfast and
a 6 course dinner complemented with a selection
of fine wines.
Hotel graded 3 star by both AA and RAC (with
a coveted Merit award) situated in the heart
of St Helier, but built around its own quiet
garden courtyard with a superb new 45' (14m)
outdoor pool, with a separate pool for the
new 35' (11m) water chute!
View Guest House (£24.00)
and friendly welcome awaits you from Geoff
and Carolyn at the Bay View, a Jersey Tourism
registered and AA/QVA graded 4 Star Guest
House with 12 bedrooms.
Beaufort Hotel is a modern yet friendly
hotel situated just a few minutes walk from
the centre of Jersey's capital, the town
of St Helier, and only five minutes walk
from the nearest beach.
is situated on the seafront overlooking
the beach, within walking distance (1000m)
of the shoppping centre.
d'Auvergne Hotel (£28.00)
family hotel with indoor pool and an ideal
sea-front location and yet within easy walking
distance of the town centre. The Fort d'Auvergne
has long had an excellent reputation for
offering a fine range of modern accommodation
for it's grading, coupled with the attentive
service you would expect from a Morvan Family
Hotel is Overlooking the parade gardens
close to the town centre St. Helier and
a short distance from the beautiful sea
in decor, ambience and character, this 17th
century coach house has become the Revere...
to seduce you. Close to the heart of town,
only steps from the beach, this unique TOWN
HOTEL is one of the most charmingly appointed
in the Channel Islands.
situated in the sunny south of the island,
in its own grounds and only a few minutes
walk from the golden sands and centre of
St. Helier. You are welcomed by a friendly
staff who know the importance of attentive
but unobtrusive service.
seafront location and close proximity to
St. Helier town centre makes this recently-refurbished
hotel great for anyone seeking comfort and
Helier || St. Brelade
|| St. Peters ||
St. Mary || St.
Savior || St.
St. Ouen || St.
John || St. Clement
|| St. Lawrence
|| Trinity || Grouville
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