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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Well worth a visit

If you are planning a Visit, make sure you are in the parade ground for 12 o/c. For some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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If you come in Jersey one of the spot that better represent the soul of the island is the Elisabeth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Closed until Spring 2018. 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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“duck” (189 reviews)
“master gunner” (86 reviews)
“cannon firing” (78 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning a Visit, make sure you are in the parade ground for 12 o/c. For some interactive history - followed by the firing of a cannon. Great views of the bay.

Thank epic9990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come in Jersey one of the spot that better represent the soul of the island is the Elisabeth castle. The ticket is around 10£ for person.

Thank ValePisky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting afternoon made all the more so by our really informative guide - fascinating history. The chap in historic uniform demonstrating firearms was also very entertaining

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen such a gorgeous castle, in the middle of the see. We walked by foot to the castle, and after back by a ferry to St Helier. It was so sweet. You could walk thorugh the fortress to the top and to...More

Thank Noémi F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent whole day spent exploring this castle. Lots to see and wonderful scenery to enjoy. Enjoyed the parade ground entertainment.

Thank Marian G
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting your review. The castle is now closed until Spring 2018 when the weather is better. We'll be launching a brand new audio trail and having a free event on 28 April to celebrate re-opening.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk across the causeway to the castle but we took the amphibious vehicle for a small cost. Unexpectedly staff wearing traditional uniforms of the time provided super guides of various subjects and how it was for men in the services. It held our...More

Thank CresSurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle was closed but it was a nice bracing walk across the bay to see the castle n swimming pool b4 the tide came in

Thank Michellepanky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb piece of history. Well worth day visit. Went both ways on the duck as tide were wrong for our visit. Spent whole just lazily enjoying the place without any rush. Oh the joys of being retired. There way guided tours information displays available.

Thank DarnBurk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do visit this wonderful castle just off St Helier. We went by an amphibian craft from the shore to the castle. You can walk if the tide is out. The castle is huge and has fascinating history and still lots of stuff left from the...More

Thank Terry272
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend a visit on foot to this brilliant gem of a location. The tide times were perfect on the first morning of our stay so we were able to walk out in brilliant sunshine. We walked round the perimeter on the rocky beach, up...More

Thank Mrs_N_of_Woking
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Questions & Answers
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).
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
John M
14 August 2017|
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Response from ayr12 | Reviewed this property |
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