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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, St. Helier
+44 (0)1534 6333 376
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in St. Helier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Built on a rocky islet in the 1590s, the castle was named after Queen Elizabeth 1 by Sir Walter Raleigh whilst he was governor of Jersey. Roam the... more »
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Sheffield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Telling the story of the castle from Elizabethan times through to World War II when the castle was occupied by German forces. It’s worth the walk out to the castle during low tide or you can take the amphibious vehicle. There is a hermitage which is worth climbing the rocky unbalanced stairs for. Cannons are fired daily but unfortunately we... More

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england
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great time here from when we got on ferry til we got back again about 4 or so hours later. The master gunner talk and demonstrations were great and when he involved the crowd to become his army it was all good fun. The ferry was all part of the fun as we went out we drove but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went here, and enjoyed it - there's plenty to see, you can easily spend at least half a day here. We took the amphibious vehicle to get to the castle (we went during high tide) but you could walk it at low tide. The café is pretty reasonable too, stocking everything from tasty cakes to sandwiches, coffee and beer.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tour guide Alan is very informative. Cannon demonstration was a little long and the guy doing that, although knowledgeable, was a bit quiet and a few people mentioned that they missed half of what was said. Breakwater was closed on the day we went as the winds were too strong. We walked back across the causeway as the tide was... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our Guide Tracey gave us a fantastic tour. Kids enjoyed the trip over to the castle, lovely coffee shop. Loads to explore. Cannon fired at 1pm. All staff friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Guide explaining the history behind the castle very knowledegable. Involved visitors in practical demonstrations whilst explaining history of events. Very large site to explore.

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Bangor, NI
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Can't convey how disappointing this visit was. Such an imposing edifice that's featured in jersey history and it's made boring. No information at all. Would recommend the walk out to it when causeway's open but don't waste money on the entrance fee.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Children enjoyed getting the ferry bus out to the castle - lots to explore and lots of room to run around

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you take the time to explore all that is on offer you will need at least a full morining or afternnoon to do the Castle justice. Facinating.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a good place to visit you can get a amphibious vehicle to or from if the tides up or walk it when the tides down, so much to see and do, restaurant is a bit poor but ok if you just want a drink. Well worth a visit

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