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Location of Vale in Guernsey
|Crown Dependency||Guernsey, Channel Islands|
|• Electoral district||Vale|
|• Total||8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01 (UTC)|
Until 1806 the parish occupied territory on the mainland of Guernsey, the Vingtaine de l'Epine, as well as the whole of Le Clos du Valle, a tidal island forming the northern extremity of Guernsey separated from the mainland by Le Braye du Valle, a tidal channel.
Le Braye du Valle was drained and reclaimed in 1806 by the British Government as a defence measure. Vale now consists of two non-contiguous territories.
Among features of the parish are:
- Vale Parish Church, St Michel du Valle
- L'Ancresse Common
- Le Dolmen de Déhus, which incorporates a megalithic art carving known as Le Gardien
- Vale Castle (which hosts the annual music festival 'Vale Earth Fair')
- Bordeaux Harbour
- Fort le Marchant shooting range
The parish was twinned with the Normandy port of Barneville-Carteret in 1987.
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Vale is the north of Guernsey and has the maximum height of 30m