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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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Blustery eslk

Perhaps not the best day for it weather wise as the wind was very strong. Lovely walk otherwise our sling the sand and the causeway. Castle itself was closed so a little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps not the best day for it weather wise as the wind was very strong. Lovely walk otherwise our sling the sand and the causeway. Castle itself was closed so a little disappointing once we got out there, but views were still great!

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Bristol, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the castle was not open when we visited you can walk out on the pathway when the tide is out , Its truly an impressive building and a must to see

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Thank Bristolian_Traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to Castle during early March when it was closed but still worth a visit. Nice walk at low tide took about 30 mins & great views of Jersey & harbour.

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Thank darren1991
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out - we went on a day when there was quite a high tide so had to get the boat across which was really good fun - starts on the sand and then glides into the water! Our 5 year old loved it. Castle is interesting - a good blend of ruins, and displays and information in... More 

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Thank McMahonSydney
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip - tides were wrong for us and we couldn't go on foot so we had to get the half boat /half bus. A lot of interesting stuff to see once on the site and they do have folk wandering around in period costumes etc. The whole place covers a lot more surface area than it looks... More 

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Thank MancJester
St Helier, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, to visit this site you have two methods at low tide you can simply walk across the beach using the slip to the slopped entrance to the castle or if the tide is up utilise the ducks the amphibious vehicles that are able travel on land and water. The impressive walled battlements hold inside relics of the past and... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if possible go when tideus in and get on DUWK it adds to the experience. Really needs to veca dry day as do much outside. Apart from the castle the history and the reenactments the views are spectacular. Take a snack cafe is exoensive

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Thank Madeleine999486
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went when it was closed and as it was low tide we just wandered around the outside. I think it costs money to go inside, but our free trip was well worth the walk out there.

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Thank Mike H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, lovely trip over on the duck boat. So much history , and things to see. The guide was very informative. Nice little cafe for a drink and snack. Also a souvenir shop to pick up your gifts..

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Thank Tom W
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is located in the sea, can go by walk in the evening depends on tide. There are view points near to St.Helier marina. Neat beach as well. Good option to spend the evening.

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