We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great Historical Artifact

A must do when in St Helier; learn about the place's name sake and local history. A special place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rainbow_blondieNZ
,
Papakura, New Zealand
Interesting and historical Elizabeth Castle

Apart from the exciting way to reach the Castle - walking on the beach causeway or the amphibious... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
richard w
,
Jersey, United Kingdom
Read all 2,411 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Closed until Spring 2018. 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. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (187 reviews)
“master gunner” (86 reviews)
“cannon firing” (77 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
CONTACT
Website
+44 1534 723971
Write a ReviewReviews (2,411)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"duck"
in 187 reviews
"master gunner"
in 86 reviews
"cannon firing"
in 77 reviews
"amphibious bus"
in 73 reviews
"low tide"
in 197 reviews
"parade ground"
in 55 reviews
"amphibious craft"
in 39 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 189 reviews
"re enactment"
in 37 reviews
"by foot"
in 23 reviews
"tide times"
in 24 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 23 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 24 reviews
"jersey heritage"
in 62 reviews
"nice walk"
in 33 reviews
"lots of history"
in 35 reviews
"great fun"
in 94 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 2,264 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do when in St Helier; learn about the place's name sake and local history. A special place when the procession walks across to the castle in memoriam The younger of the two castles on Jersey, but perhaps the easiest to access MUST do...More

Thank rainbow_blondieNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the exciting way to reach the Castle - walking on the beach causeway or the amphibious boat/vehicle - Elizabeth Castle is a living museum with many interesting exhibits. You may be allowed to fire the Noon Day Gun !

1  Thank richard w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely example of history great fun for all ages and a memorable experience, lots to do and see around the site

1  Thank Aaron B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2018

something to do whilst on the island, long history and insight into the past tussle over the island between the British and French

1  Thank eddieprice13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great view of the harbour from the top and its best to have a guide that will identify all the history of the place

Thank frosdick9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the castle was closed - always check opening times - however just the walk across the beach was definitely worth while.

Thank 40janer63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days and nights in the premises on new year’s eve and just left the Island this morning to go back to France. Such a great time, no word is sufficient to describe our emotions. The apartment is cosy and ultra-clean. We had...More

Thank GFXcdv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Elizabeth Castle looks beautiful from the shore at St Helier and is definitely worth a visit but on the day that we wanted to go there was only 1 vehicle operating even though the other was standing empty at the side and they wouldn't allow...More

Thank Bosswitch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here with a big group of friends on a girlie weekend in Jersey... absolutely breathtakingly beautiful... walking out to the castle during low tide was just amazing... (Although there is the option to get a lift across to the castle for the less mobile)...More

Thank BillyJoLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Just a quick visit to have tea and cake .painting for children and dressing up as king/queen and soldiers on event days. Cafe could be bigger or have a seperate area selling ice creams as this gets busy on a hot day.

Thank Ali l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
123456227
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 68 hotels in Jersey
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
2,529 reviews
1.10 km away
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
1,761 reviews
1.43 km away
Pomme d'Or Hotel
1,609 reviews
1.44 km away
Royal Yacht Hotel
2,337 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Quayside Grill & Bistro
974 reviews
1.35 km away
Unawatuna
275 reviews
1.42 km away
Green Olive Restaurant
444 reviews
1.35 km away
Seafish Cafe
625 reviews
1.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery
748 reviews
1.26 km away
Jersey Museum
862 reviews
1.49 km away
Le Petit Train
742 reviews
1.39 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jambert732017
8 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kenneth H | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Jersey is lovely at any time of the year, but you will not find very much in attractions open at this time of year. closed for the season. Most attractions open from March to April until end of September to... More
0
Votes
jambert732017
26 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
Hi, the castle is now closed until Spring 2018. You can still visit Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey (open Friday to Monday).
1
Vote
wkd822
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
4
Votes
PreviousNext
12345