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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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29 March to 29 October- Daily - 10am to 5.30pm. We've just been nominated for a Jersey Style Award, please vote for Elizabeth Castle by searching for Jersey Style Awards 2017. 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 Living History demonstrations and experience what life was like for the soldiers who were garrisoned here. 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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St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Reviewed yesterday

Great views, plenty to see. Amphibious vehicle to get there looked fun but we walked both ways with plenty of time to look around in between before the tide came in. Not expensive to visit, nice cakes in cafe!

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed yesterday

It started with us walking out to the castle at low tide along a concrete walkway just above beach level. When we got to the castle we walked in to find a well looked after set of building with a nice museum telling the details...More

1  Thank R8011905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to go if weather is good. You can acces by boat. For 10 pounds it is totally worth it. Even a little restaurant inside

2  Thank stopitnoww
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun way to fill a couple of hours. It was nice to walk along the causeway and interesting to explore.

2  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable day here. The cannon and musket demonstrations were exelent. Would recommend going on the anfibious bus.

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago

used the duck ferry crossing as it is a fair walk to the castle,£13.95 ferry crossing return and castle entrance.plenty to see in there and old musket/rifle demonstration then later cannon demo.one of the grat sights of st helier.

2  Thank aud2
Reviewed 2 days ago

We watched the musket demonstration, which was funny and interesting. Also the lady demonstrating life as a soldiers wife in the middle ages was excellent. Would highly recommend watching her presentation.

2  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. Amphibious vehicle takes you across to the island but at low tide you can walk across the causeway. Try and make it across for the 12.00 parade. Men volunteer to take part in marching and drill while the very humerous Captain...More

2  Thank ANN T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Elizabeth castle is a must if you visit St Helier as it is so well run and one of the few places you will see 2000th century defences added to a 1600th century castle. The trip on the amphibious bus is a great experience in...More

2  Thank kgm64
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great location with a commanding view of the harbour, the castle has been extended over the centuries, so you see several layers of history, not too busy. But not much to see inside.

2  Thank HMAAmersham_England
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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 |
!.p.m. each day
Heffalump A
26 July 2017|
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Response from wildsurfer2017 | Reviewed this property |
sorry mate didn't go I the castle , but I said that In my report drove bye on a tour coach but it looked amazing from the outset