The Bailiwick

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel off the coast of France. The island stands 80 miles to the south of the English coast and 20 miles north of the French coast. As well as Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, the Bailiwick is made up of a group of islands including Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou.

Only a short flight from London and a number of other UK regional airports, Guernsey offers an ideal balance between a vibrant business centre and an idyllic lifestyle. As a low tax, stable jurisdiction, it’s not hard to see why Guernsey is an attractive relocation destination.

To find out if a move to Guernsey is right for you, we invite you to explore more about our beautiful island.


The most northerly of the Channel Islands, Alderney and has a population of around 2,000. It is one-and-a-half miles wide and three-and-a-half miles long. The island has a varied history and, like all of the Channel Islands, has stunning scenery, beaches and an abundance of flora and fauna at every turn. It has its own harbour and airport.

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A place where cars are banned, Sark provides a chance to step back in time and benefits from one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The sedate pace of everyday life is a welcome relief and the range of accommodation and quality restaurants make this the perfect weekend break. Sark is three miles long and a mile-and-a-half wide.

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With no cars or bicycles, Herm is just a 20-minute ferry ride away from Guernsey and is one-and-a-half miles long and less than half a mile wide. It is the perfect place to get away from it all, where relaxation and tranquillity make it a perfect retreat and a popular haunt for yachtsmen.

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Got a question? We’re here to help.

Our Open Market team have a wealth of experience in helping individuals and families relocate to Guernsey.

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