One of the beautiful Channel Islands, the island of Guernsey is located in the English Channel between the southern shore of the United Kingdom and the northern shore of France. The island chain is actually within the bay of St Malo, 70 miles from Britain and 30 from France.
Even though the island chain is geographically closer to France, the island of Guernsey is still loyal to the United Kingdom. This loyalty goes back to the days of William the Conqueror and the Normans when the Channel Islands were first claimed for Britain. Guernsey is a self-governing and independent island that benefits well from its association with its neighbour. When visiting the island, you will be able to use British pounds there, but the island’s currency is not usable anywhere else. Its economy is primarily fishing, flower growing, and dairy farming, and there are a few light industries, offshore banks, fund managers, and insurance companies also established there.