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Elizabeth Castle

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Address: St Aubin's Bay, St. Helier
Phone Number: +44 1534 723971
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2016

Built on a rocky islet in St...

ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2016

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.

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A castle with lots to do

It is best to travel to Elizabeth Castle when the tide is high to enjoy the journey on the amphibious vehicle over water. Something to do for all the family (our age range was 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is best to travel to Elizabeth Castle when the tide is high to enjoy the journey on the amphibious vehicle over water. Something to do for all the family (our age range was 3 years to 69 years!). A walk to the end of the breakwater can be exhilarating and also take the steps up to the hermitage. Some... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many things to see and do t Elizabeth Castle....It is such an interesting historical venue to visit for all ages! we spent two and a half hours just wandering around there taking in all the past history of this lovely castle. I would highly recommend a visit to this venue on you're next visit to Jersey... You... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Far more to see than you realise from the shore. Fun taking the Duq out at high tide. Incredible views from top and lots of relics and interesting stuff to read. Great place for a picnic and full day out with the children.

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Poole
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been across to Elizabeth Castle many times. You can catch the puddle duck boat across to it when the tide is high or you can choose to walk across the walkway. It's really interesting to look around. There's a nice cafe over there and a shop. Make sure you climb right to the top to get a photo!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't think my kids (12 and 10) would find this quite as interesting as they did. I figured maybe 2 hours. But we caught the first duck boat out and the last duck boat back. What a fabulous day exploring and we loved climbing the rocks and searching the rock pools. A good little cafe for lunch etc means... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I discovered this fantastic castle on a walk into St Helier. We decided to take the transport over to the castle which children will love, once inside all I can say is wow what a surprise. The castle is much larger than expected with so much to see and do that we ended up spending over 4... More 

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Thank Dave W
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a well kept castle and not just for the building itself but the hands on things to see and do there. Something unexpected through every doorway. Lovely for the kiddies as there is a prince and princess dressing up room as you enter the grounds. The art work is superb, and a nice little gift shop as always in... More 

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Thank Sacred Q
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly the views of and from the castle are amazing, the boat/bus trip out would be fairly exciting for children. There is so much to look around, We got there just in time for a man to show everyone the cannon, they march some of the men, which is good fun and then gather you around to set off the... More 

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Thank Claire B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk across to the castle is quite pleasant. The castle itself is full of content and takes quite a while to complete the visit (at least a couple of hours) . In addition to the original castle it also has modifications which were made by the Germans during their occupation. This attraction is well worth a visit.

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Thank Stebay66
Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The ducqs (amphibious vehicles) are great fun when the tide is in, or the walk is pleasant on a nice day when the tide is out. Always fun exploring the castle, especially on discovery days when craft activities are provided for children

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