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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has watched over Jersey's main seaway for more than 300 years. At low tide you can walk out along the causeway or, if you want to experience a different way to travel, catch the amphibious Castle Ferry at low or high tide. Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey's history. Climb the battlements dating back to the 1590's, when Sir Walter Raleigh was Governor of Jersey from 1600 until 1603. Explore the grounds which gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and uncover the bunkers which were re-fortified to command the sea approaches to Jersey during the German Occupation in World War II. Marvel at the hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D, take part in. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
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+44 1534 723971
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"amphibious vehicle"
in 251 reviews
"duck"
in 198 reviews
"cannon firing"
in 84 reviews
"master gunner"
in 87 reviews
"low tide"
in 208 reviews
"amphibious craft"
in 42 reviews
"parade ground"
in 58 reviews
"boat bus"
in 25 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 196 reviews
"re enactment"
in 37 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 24 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 26 reviews
"jersey heritage"
in 62 reviews
"nice walk"
in 33 reviews
"lots of history"
in 36 reviews
"guided tour"
in 43 reviews
"both ways"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Whether you walk here or take the amphibious bus it's worth a visit. Lots to see and enjoyable for the whole family. Was there in time for the canon firing and even though its expected the loud bang really wakes you up.

Thank Gerhard S
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Reviewed today

We took the duck across, because the tide was in. That was fun. Amazed how much bigger the castle is than it looks from the shore. Enjoyed the history of the place and the views were great. Good cup of coffee in the cafe.

Thank Moyra A
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Reviewed yesterday

What a shock that was, it's massive, well certainly bigger than we thought, loved the coach that turns into a boat for the crossing, can be crossed on foot when tide is out,, cover ears for the gun shot though.

Thank babstweddell
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely refreshing walk over to the castle and got there just in time for the tour. I am so pleased that we did, he brought the whole place to life so that we could imagine life in the days of the war...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this castle with our grandson and all enjoyed it. To get there we went across the sea on a Duck. An ancient old guy demonstrated how to load and fire a musket. We'll worth a visit.

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a splendid attraction, take a modern "Duck" out to the castle and be enthralled by the living history presenters. We timed our visit to coincide with the parade ground Sargent drilling the male members of the party whilst briefing us on the history. Marching...More

1  Thank Nern63
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'd recommend taking a day just for this piece. Castle and it's grounds are stunning, as well as the Hermitage. The parade was exciting, especially when you join in! Seeing the cannon firing & the musket demonstration is definitely the highlight of the trip! Sargeant...More

1  Thank Joey B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taking a amphibious vehicle is fun to start the trip, the castle and grounds well worth wondering around and interesting but the best part is the parade and cannon firing starting at midday and going through to just past 1pm. Getting people to volunteer to...More

Thank BPC26
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can walk over to the Castle at low tide or take the Castle Ferry at any time. Try to go when the Jersey Militia are present we went on a Sunday. They are in period uniforms and are very happy to talk to you,...More

Thank peterutherford
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You start by getting the amphibian ferry across which is quite exciting to begin your trip. Be aware that if it is high tide with choppy seas the ferry doesn't run. At low tide you can walk over. It has quite good signage as you...More

Thank NIRS3
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jambert732017
9 February 2018|
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Response from cliff w | Reviewed this property |
check the website
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jambert732017
26 October 2017|
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Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
Hi, the castle is now closed until Spring 2018. You can still visit Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey (open Friday to Monday).
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wkd822
15 August 2017|
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Response from morritt | Reviewed this property |
Trainers will be OK,it is slippery if seaweed is on the walkway but you can walk on the sand and depends on how fast you want to take it but no more than 15 minutes on a slow pace
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