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Elizabeth Castle

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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All reviewsamphibious vehicleduckcannon firingmaster gunnerlow tideamphibious craftparade groundboat busmusket demonstrationwell worth a visitre enactmentby foottide timessteeped in historynooks and cranniesjersey heritagelots of history
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Reviewed yesterday

Castle is a mix of the old and new, and German bunkers from WW2. Take the duckw there and back, walk at low tide, about 20 mins lazy stroll. Live firing of period cannon, uniformed militia with Brown Bess muzzle loader, makes a hell of...More

Thank Gwlader
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walk out onto the sea front over the causeway to the castle. Interesting history and great views, I even got to fire a cannon ..no cannon ball tho! The military reenactments are worth seeing. Nice way of spending a couple of hours.

Thank Trevorkmcc2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Elizabeth Castle in Jersey last week. The tide was in so we boarded Charming Betty - the ferry/coach for the short trip over. We were able to explore the front of the castle for a bit before Tracey the volunteer guide took us...More

Thank kazzehw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Elizabeth castle has tidal access so when the tide is in you need to take the amphibious bus which is fun. We walked back down the causeway (about 1.2 km so be prepared) the castle and St Helier’s hermitage cover a surprisingly large site. Beware...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 2 days ago

After travelling on the amphibious vehicle to the castle we went on a guided tour, lead by Lewis whose knowledge of the castle and Jersey history must be unrivalled. He made the tour very interesting with his wit as well as pointing out numerous historical...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really worthwhile and enjoyable trip. Went on amphibious bus! Really good fun! Well worth a trip especially for history enthusiasts.

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an almost 5 hour visit for us as there was so much to do & see... Exhibitions , demonstrations etc ... It was made all the more interesting with having to arrive on the island via an amphibious vehicle as the tide was...More

Thank scotia236
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been there 4 times in 21 years - will still gho again, as very interesting, and the talks and demonstrations are always worth watching.

Thank janeecampbell333
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't underestimate this historic sight. The presence of interesting characters playing various roles to demonstrate trades , soldiering etc was very entertaining. Lovely little on site cafe with charming staff too .

Thank Bernie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

First point - check tide times properly if walking! I thought I found the right page following a link from the castle website but I must have mistook the Marina Gate opening time for the correct one - look for the "Causeway Access Calculator (for...More

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Dannielle C
27 June 2018|
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Response from Nern63 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know. There is a good coffee shop there and certainly plenty of space. Worth contacting the attraction direct to be sure. Enjoy.
9 February 2018|
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Response from cliff w | Reviewed this property |
check the website
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).