25 March-10 May 2016
This year the 2016 Heritage Festival will be celebrating the Channel Islands’ relationship with the sea – exploring tales of heroism and disaster, learning about island ports and traditions, famous seafarers and privateering past.
Alderney’s long established relationship with the sea is evident throughout the island. From a well-preserved Roman fort, historic harbour and imposing Victorian breakwater to the WWII bunkers that cling to the island’s coastline. Numerous ships have fallen foul of Alderney’s powerful tides and rocky coastline, most importantly, an Elizabethan warship, thought to be the only wreck from this period.
Residents and visitors will be able to explore every part of Alderney’s maritime history through guided walking tours, lectures, exhibitions, boat tours and access to previously closed forts and bunkers.
01481 822333 guernseyheritagefestival.com/alderney