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Elizabeth Castle

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Address: St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
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+44 1534 723971
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 23 Built on a rocky islet in St...

ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 23 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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A great place to visit if you like history from queen Elizabeth 1 to the Germans and the occupation lots to see all over the grounds and you can watch the jersey guards parade and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit if you like history from queen Elizabeth 1 to the Germans and the occupation lots to see all over the grounds and you can watch the jersey guards parade and fire the Muscat and cannon

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St Leonards on Sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can either walk across the causeway or get a ride on the amphibious vehicle which goes back and forth

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun and interesting place to visit, try going by the boat and walking back when the tide is out. A great place full of history and things to see, give yourself plenty of time as you will need it.

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Metz, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending to the tide you will be able to go walking or you will need to take the bus/boat. It is nicer to do the walk. The castle is nice but not impressive, there are some expositions to visit. the best is to visit the outsides and that is why a sunny day is perfect to do this activity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited couple of times with family and young kids. Most exciting part of the visit is taking bus/boat to Castle. Both times we ended up doing pickin in the garden and return. It's expensive and there is not much for kids to see inside but makes a good outing.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited till the tide had gone out to walk across the causeway to the castle, a truly magnificent building steeped in history, and how it played part in the world wars, a spectacle go see & visit

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was closed when we went, however a great walk out when the tide was out. Well worth a visit.it took us approx 30 mins to walk there.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With visiters conscripted into firing the cannon, at Midday, it brings the history of the castle to life. You are also treated to a musket demonstration too!! You can certaily spend most of the day here. I've been a couple of times, & it never fails to impress. If its your first visit, I'd recommend getting there for around 10am,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went to a wedding at Elizabeth Castle and it was a very interesting occasion. We had to get there by one of those yellow land/sea vehicles and the seaweed had a really awful stench - but once we arrived at the castle it was brilliant. Some guys dressed as 16th Century guards fired into the air and frightened everybody... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a walk through the Island History, from a windswept place. This is a very very interesting Castle where you can explore and discover at your own pace. It is not Wifi or electronically interactive as you would expect, but, it is great for families as you get stuck in and find out in what could be described as... More 

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