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Address: St Aubin's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, St. Helier
Phone Number: +44 1534 723971
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has watched...
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. Access to Elizabeth Castle - Monday 29th June to Wednesday 1st July In support of the NatWest Island Games, one castle ferry will be transporting sailing competitors to and from St Aubin Fort on three days. This will result in reduced ferry capacity to and from Elizabeth Castle. The Castle will still be open and to avoid any queues we recommend the visits are made between the times below when it will also be possible to walk to and from this superb cultural attraction: Monday 29th June : 10:00 until 13:40 Tuesday 30th June : 10:00 until 14:35 Wednesday 1st July: 10:35 and 15:30
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This is a great place to visit. You can get to this via a boat called a duck and if the tide is out you can walk across the beach to it. You will need to check the tides at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. You can get to this via a boat called a duck and if the tide is out you can walk across the beach to it. You will need to check the tides at the kiosk or reception before you walk. It's great for families. Between 12 and 1.15 there's a gun salute that... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My highlight was definitely the ferry across, we were travelling at 5mph on land watching a safety video. The views were pleasant and there were rooms to explore and discover. The parade was disappointing it just seemed to be one guy dressed up talking to the crowds which you could hear bits of depending on which way he was facing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great day out was had by all. We had to wait a few days due to the weather. The mid-day event had my dad and brother marching. A camera moment if there ever was one. Accessible experience for those lesser mobile. There are many opportunities for a test from benches, cafe and general lean. The hermits cave does require... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

During a day trip to Jersey we were looking for an attraction to visit. we choose to visit the Castle. We walked across (tide was out) and caught the 'ferry' back (tide was in) . We were able to join a free tour run by a very knowable and interesting volunteer. There is lots to see and experience there was... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent day out made even better by the interesting story telling and involving visitors in activities. A big thank you to John who went to the trouble of getting food for the chicks and allowing our grandson to feed them it made his day. All staff brilliant the lady in the shop very patient. This is a must to visit

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent visit to this very interesting castle. We went over on the ferry and walked back. The firing of the canon was really loud, but well executed by the old solider! The museum explains the history of the castle from its beginning to present day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed listening to the talks and the cannon going off. Took the ferry and we also walked and both were very enjoyable. We used the app Huntzz and loved it! Loved the games and children's trail. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The tide was in when we left to go to the castle so went on the amphibian, an experience in itself! Lovely views and interesting buildings. One exhibit in particular was enlightening showing how the men lived with rooms laid out explaining this. Plenty of steps and walking around. The tide was going out when we left so we walked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend a couple of hours. It is worth the walk over to the castle (at low tide) and looking in to the little rock pools that form. You will need trainers or walking boots to undertake the walk as the rocks do get slippy. When you reach the castle there are times when talks are given.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Luckily the weather was kind to us on our visit. The people that worked their are very helpful. Loads of information. There were displays of cannon fire and musket fire. Loads to look at if you like history all about the castle. Theres a small food court that gets very busy but all drinks and food consumed by us was... More 

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