Heritage Landscape - Jersey Heritage

From castles to dolmens to coastal towers and maritime history, Jersey is full of places to discover. Try one of our self-guided walks for the complete story and discover the heritage landscape of Jersey.

Ice Age Jersey

Ice Age Jersey -›

The dramatic landscape of Jersey, its coastline and inland landscape of valleys and fields, has been shaped by long time processes of climate change. The island has an exceptional geological record for the Ice Age documenting over a quarter of a million years of successive changes.

Conway Towers

Conway Towers -›

There are a number of towers built by General Conway to defend the Island. Many of them are now available to hire as self-catering accommodation through the Heritage Holiday Lets scheme.

Fort Regent

Fort Regent -›

The Battle of Jersey in 1781 had shown that the island needed a more modern and better placed fortress than Elizabeth Castle.

Fort Henry (Fort Conway)

Fort Henry (Fort Conway) -›

The original artillery fort on this site was supposedly built during the reign of Henry VII following the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century, although it is believed it may have been just an earth rampart.

St Aubin’s Fort

St Aubin’s Fort -›

In 1542 Sir Henry Cornish had a small tower built on St Aubin’s islet to house cannon, which could be used to defend the anchorage.

First Tower

First Tower -›

In the 19th century the Industrial Revolution in Jersey took place on the shoreline – this was where the shipyards were and the beach between First Tower and West Park was the site of some of the island’s largest shipbuilders.

Albert, Victoria and South Pier

Albert, Victoria and South Pier -›

The Albert Pier is part of the 19th century developments of St Helier Harbour. It was originally referred to as the North Pier when its foundation stone was laid in 1847.

La Corbière Lighthouse

La Corbière Lighthouse -›

The lighthouse was the first in the British Isles to be built of reinforced conrete and its light is visible for 18 miles (29 kms) in clear weather.

Le Pinacle

Le Pinacle -›

Le Pinacle is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Channel Islands. It takes its name from a massive granite stack which rises out of the sea.

Fort Regent Signal Station

Fort Regent Signal Station -›

In 1708 it is said that three signal stations were built around the Island to warn islanders of any threatened invasion. This site on the highest point of Le Mont de la Ville was one of the sites selected.

Grosnez Castle

Grosnez Castle -›

This spectacularly located headland ruin is thought to date from the 14th century.