Alderney, the most northerly of the Bailiwick’s islands and just eight miles from the coast of Normandy, has a distinctly French flavour. St. Anne’s, the island’s town, is only a short walk from Braye Harbour. With its narrow cobbled streets, the town is quaint, friendly and packed with little cafés and shops. Further afield, the island is abundant with wildlife, and is a paradise for nature lovers. The island also has an ancient and varied history which it would be a crime not to explore, and don’t forget the Channel Islands’ only steam train.