Where is Alderney located?

Where is Alderney located?

Where is Alderney Located? Situated in the English Channel, Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands and is just 8 miles from the North West coast of Normandy.

Are cars allowed on Alderney?

Other transport. There is no public road transport on Alderney, except for a few tourist buses in the high season, as the island is small enough to be covered on foot. For those unwilling to walk, taxis exist and cars can be hired.

Can anyone move to Alderney?

Unlike the other Channel Islands there are few restrictions on purchasing property in Alderney whether residential or commercial. Anyone who is a national of one of the countries of the European Union is able to buy property on the island.

How do I get to Alderney from UK?

By Plane. Being only 80 miles off the south coast of England, Alderney is only a forty minute flight away from Southampton and a short 15 minute flight from Guernsey in a little yellow Trislander. It is the perfect quick and easy escape from hustle and bustle.

What language do they speak in Alderney?

Auregnais, Aoeur’gnaeux, or Aurignais was the Norman dialect of the Channel Island of Alderney (French: Aurigny, Auregnais: aoeur’gny or auregny)….

Native to Alderney
Extinct by c. 1960 (some rememberers)
Language family Indo-European Italic Romance Western Gallo-Romance Oïl Norman Auregnais

What language is spoken on Alderney?


Alderney Aoeur’gny (Auregnais) Aurigny (French)
Official languages English
Government Self-governing dependency under a parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Duke Elizabeth II
• Leader William Tate

What currency is used in Alderney?

Sterling is the currency of Alderney, which as part of the Baliwick of Guernsey has its own notes and coins – your pound in the UK is worth the same when you spend in Alderney. UK and Jersey currency can also be used within the Islands, but Channel Island sterling is not accepted in the UK.

What’s it like living on Alderney?

No Capital Transfer Tax & No Inheritance Tax for domiciled residents – No VAT and a maximum 20% Income Tax; Generous tax thresholds; A safe & friendly lifestyle often referred to as “idyllic”; Lack of crime Open countryside & clean sandy beaches; and Only 70 miles south of England, yet a ‘World’ away.

Do you need a passport to go to Alderney?

Passports are not required for citizens of Britain and the Irish Republic, however, photographic ID is required for travel to Alderney (e.g. driver’s licence or passport). Nationals of other Western European countries and North America require valid passports, but not visas.

Is there a ferry to Alderney?

Alderney’s newest passenger vessel and charter boat service launched in October 2021. Launched in October 2021, The Salty Blonde operates between Alderney – Guernsey five days a week (no sailings on a Wednesday or Sunday). …

Can you fly from Jersey to Alderney?

There is no direct flight from Jersey Airport to Alderney Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 45m and has one stopover. Blue Islands Limited and Aurigny offer flights from Jersey Airport to Alderney Airport.

Is the Isle of Sark still feudal?

Sark was considered the last feudal state in Europe. Together with the other Channel Islands, it is the last remnant of the former Duchy of Normandy still belonging to the Crown. Sark belongs to the Crown in its own right and has an independent relationship with the Crown through the Lieutenant Governor in Guernsey.

What is the population of Alderney?

As of April 2013, the island had a population of 1,903; natives are traditionally nicknamed vaques after the cows, or else lapins after the many rabbits seen in the island. Formally, they are known as Ridunians, from the Latin Riduna. The only parish of Alderney is the parish of St Anne, which covers the whole island.

How is Alderney similar to other Channel Islands?

Alderney is similar to the other Channel Islands in having sheer cliffs broken by stretches of sandy beach and dunes. The highest point is on the central plateau of the island at 296 feet (90 metres). Its climate is temperate, moderated by the sea, and summers are usually warmer than elsewhere in the British Isles.

What’s the best way to get to Alderney?

Because of the island’s size, vehicular transport is often unnecessary, although taxis, cars and bicycles are used. The Alderney Railway is the only remaining railway in the Channel Islands giving a timetabled public service, with scheduled trains to the lighthouse during the summer and special occasions such as Easter and Christmas.

What is Alderney famous for?

Alderney competes in the biennial Island Games. Every September, the Alderney Air Races attract a number of aircraft to compete in the deciding and final round for the European Air Racing championship, organised by the Royal Aero Club. This involves high-speed circuits round the airfield, lighthouse, Casquets and then back around.