All Places in Isle of Sark
- Sark is the smallest of the Channel Islands, and, despite being Crown Property, is ruled by a Seigneur (feudal lord of manor). It is a mere 3 miles long and 2 miles wide, the north and south parts being almost separate islands joined only by a narrow strip of land. The white, octagonal tower of the lighthouse rises from the flat roofed service rooms and dwellings, the whole complex clinging to the steep face of the cliff which rises high above. The only means of access to the lighthouse is a flight of steps down from the top of the cliff. The buildings, which are made of stone and surrounded by a high retaining wall, are of the sort usually found at onshore stations however Sark is classed as a rock lighthouse. The main function of the station is to guide vessels, passing through the Channel Islands, away from the pinnacle of Blanchard Rock.
- The Seigneur of Sark is the head of Sark in the Channel Islands. “Seigneur” is the French word for “lord”. La Seigneurie is the home of the Seigneur. The formal gardens are some of the best you will see on the Channel Islands. The gardens include:Ponds Woodland to explore Colourful displays in the Chapel Fruit and vegetable gardens Sensory garden Maze Rose bedsLa Seigneurie Gardens are open every day from 24th March to the end of October between 10am and 5pm. Cafe and restaurant open daily.