Luxury holidays in Alderney
When to go
There’s something to be said for cosying up in a cottage in winter, but Alderney’s fog rolls in in the cooler months making it hard for planes to land. Visit from April to October to avoid disruptions and when the weather’s at its most clement.
PlanesFlying is the quickest and easiest way to reach Alderney; the easiest route is from Southampton, which takes an hour, or fly from London Gatwick in about three hours.
BoatsThe Salty Blonde ferry goes back and forth between Alderney and Guernsey, Jersey and Sark.
AutomobilesAlderney is just three miles by 1.5 miles, so you can hike or bike across it easily, or ride the Victorian steam train. It’s possible to hire a car, but remember the top speed limit is 35mph (and, we imagine the police don’t have much more to do than watch for rogue tourists).