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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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We took the amphibious vehicle across to the castle and walked back over the causeway. The trip on the vehicle was worth it due to safety film alone. The castle itself is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We took the amphibious vehicle across to the castle and walked back over the causeway. The trip on the vehicle was worth it due to safety film alone. The castle itself is excellent with many areas to explore and great views to see and photograph. Try to make it for the 12oclock parade as the 18 th century soldiers demonstration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We travelled across by duck and were surprised how extensive the site is. It's not a simple castle but rather a trip through history with a hodgepodge of buildings and fortifications built in different eras. This makes for a very exciting site for children to explore! There are a number of interesting exhibits within the barrack buildings including a regimental... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable day. Brilliant informative, amusing talk and demonstration followed by firing of the cannon. Later another talk and demonstration of firing the musket. Excellent museum and nice walk around. Enjoyed the duck boat journey there and back.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We took a trip on the car/ferry as the tide was in. Lots to look at around the castle and we made it on time for the 12pm cannon that goes off every day. Well worth the visit.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great demonstration of musket firing (in costume) You can walk across the causeway (according to the tides) but the best way is by amphibious craft.

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Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The journey across and back by amphibious vehicle made the trip good, the drivers were very good and the introduction film very clever. The Castle was very interesting and the exhibits by the the musketeer and physician were excellent although the latter may be a bit squeamish. The views were outstanding and the whole trip was excellent.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Went at low tide and walked across to it. Wore good sturdy footwear because ground very soft in places and foot sinking in a few inches. Spent a good 3 hours looking round and enjoyed light refeshments bought on site. Bigger than it looks from the mainland and more to see than you'd think. Great views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Walking to castle. Stayed a few hours and wandered.staff very helpful. Small cafe on site. Prices as per cafés generally in Jersey. The cannon firing was a bit of a let down but the guy who played the soldier etc talked for an hour before, giving information on how life was, great at his job

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What's not to love about a day out here? Crossing on an amphibious vehicle was just the start of many highlights of the day - 4 year old Nicholas was fascinated driving into the water and then "turning" into a boat. Once within the castle the kids were able to run all over safely to see the sites, german bunkers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There was not enough information on what each room was for without buying a guide book. There was not much interactive activities going on. The parade was disappointing as we thought it would be guards dressed up parading around the court yard. After an hour we were bored and wanted to leave. They could of made the castle amazing but... More 

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Additional Information about Elizabeth Castle

Address: St Aubin's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, St. Helier
Phone Number: +44 1534 723971
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St. Helier
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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