Grève de Lecq Barracks
“A window into the lives of soldiers stationed here in the 19th century” - AA Inspector
GRÈVE DE LECQ, JERSEY
Originally serving as an outpost of the British Empire, these barracks, built in 1810, were used for civilian housing from the end of WWI to 1972, when they were bought by the National Trust and made into a museum that depicts the life of soldiers who were stationed here in the 19th century. Also includes a collection of old horse-drawn carriages. Photo credit: John Lord
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchair ramps
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open late May-late Sep, Wed-Sun
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About The area
Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.
Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.
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