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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 .
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