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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

The last time we came to Jersey we visited Mont Orgueil Castle but didn't have time for Elizabeth Castle, so this time we made sure that this wonderful castle was one of the first places on our list. The castle is on a small tidal...More

Thank johnkey224
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled to the castle on the ferry,the guys running that were great,really fun and full of energy.the castle was a real eye opener,not what I expected,so much bigger and lots to see.the man doing the musket demonstration was really knowledgeable and very entertaining,thank you...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed yesterday

A great day out with lots of things to see and do. The tour guides were informative and very knowledgeable and the trip over in the amphibious vehicle made the day.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just got back from the castle it was brilliant. There is lots to see and the midday parade is a must the guide is good and quite funny. We went round to fire the cannon which was very loud when it goes off but a...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful castle to visit and there's something appealing about walking out to the castle over the sand when the tide is right (if it's not, there's a great amphibious bus which is included in the entry price). The castle itself is a...More

Thank Canterbbbury
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the pleasure of a guided tour of the Elizabeth Castle by Tracey Radford, a volunteer guide at the Castle. She made the castle come alive. She traced the history of the castle as we went along, all the way through the occupation by...More

Thank foodie78247
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very helpful staff, locked my scooter away safely and got a wheelchair on other side for me. .lady in the shop even lent me her fleece as I was cold!!

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went across on the Elizabeth Castle ferry, and what a great experience it was. Plenty to see although only a couple of empty rooms to into inside the castle. There is a lady dressed in period costume who does a talk on the life...More

Thank SuttonLuggage
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were able to walk to the castle the tide had not long gone out so the walkway was very slippery in places with seaweed it took us about 15 minutes to walk it the castle has quite a few different building to look around...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well, we certainly didn't expect to spend 5 hours here but it was just fantastic. We took the ferry over (unfortunately only one ferry was in operation so there was quite a wait - first day we got there about 11 and when it looked...More

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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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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