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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Reviewed yesterday

A really lovely castle that is worth a look, lots of interesting history and demonstrations, all the family can get involved in the marching and firing the cannon. Very thought provoking to know how the castle was used in the war. The tickets that allow...More

Thank hopkins0lt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours. Volunteer tout guide Alan was great, very informative. Some of the older folk found the going got harder, as you moved through the site to the earliest building as the number of stairs increased, but most of the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

You need about 2 to 3 hours for this trip which is well worth the money. We went at 2 pm when the tide was in so the antphibean bus kicked in on the way to the castle. However, on the way back about 4.30pm...More

Thank J4NOD
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see at this huge site. Educational but fun, suitable for all the family. Layers of history make this place interesting, from Tudor times to WW2. Excellent views to be had. Lovely cafe for sitting in the sun & relaxing. Also recommend the...More

Thank MadamCrete
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent lovely three hours in the castle, great experience, we got there around 11.15am by castle ferry, have a look around, come around 12pm, there is guide tour and fire the cannon straight after, then fire the musket at 2pm. Fantastic experience and beautiful view,...More

Thank wkd822
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent most of the day at Elizabeth Castle and enjoyed every minute of it. Cannon 'show' fires at noon and musket firing a few times a day, very entertaining.

Thank Jill962014
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked across to the castle on a beautiful sunny day very peaceful just us sand sky and birds and came back in the bus which is good fun.The location of the castle is stunning it has a beautiful calm quality to it .

Thank champagne020
Reviewed 5 days ago

fascinating insight into Jersey's history through the ages. Volunteer took us to the hospital site and and explained how it would have been.There are Rooms in the parade ground to look in,lots of exhibits on show,and German bunkers to look in. The gunner was brilliant,selected...More

Thank chalmers73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting to visit, but remember to check the tide times as it's reached be a causeway, although there is an amphibious vehicle for when the tide is high, extra charge. Interesting talk and demonstration by the master gunner Lots of steps, not all areas are...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went over by Aqua Duck and had a lovely couple of hours walking round. Very interesting history and beautiful views.

Thank Elaine B
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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