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Sark (French: Sercq; Sercquiais: Sèr or Cerq) is a small island within the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. With a population of 600 and an area of little more than 2 square miles, it lies 10 miles east of Guernsey island and 25 miles west of the Cherbourg peninsula of Normandy. The main body of the island is Grande Sark, where La Seigneurie gardens are the big attraction. At its south end it's connected to Little Sark by a causeway teetering over a precipitous ridge. Just west is the island of Brecqhou, which is privately owned and you can't visit.
Sark has no motor traffic except tractors, and is often said to be Europe's last feudal fiefdom. In medieval times you were granted ("feu'd") land in return for allegiance, military service, and peacetime labour for your liege-lord; all of which was personal and hereditary. On the mainland this evolved into cash rental, taxation and labour hire, regular armies and navies, and freehold property, but Sark went into a time-warp, as described below. The system was shaken by 20th and 21st century challenges, notably by legal battles with the Barclay brothers owners of Brecqhou. But many aspects remain, and the Seigneur (now the 23rd, Christopher Beaumont from 2016) is the resident ruler.
Sark Tourism in the main village is open M-Sat 09:00-17:00. They have listings online and on paper of all accommodation, services and visitor attractions on Sark, but (as of Sept 2019) their info is well out of date.

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