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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to visit, we took the boat across as the tide was in and walked back. We walked to the top of the castle and were rewarded with breath taking views of the bay. If you like history you can walk around also there is a coffee shop were you can get a drink and a sandwich. Well... More

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ABERDEEN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle, right in the centre of St. Helier, thinking of spending an hour or two......forget it you'll spend most of the day there. Take our advice and travel over no later than 9:30 in the morning and take the free guided tour (about an hour) through the whole castle layout. After that you naturally move on to... More

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Walked to castle and got ferry back. Ladies not allowed to walk on parade ground - men can but were then made to drill - great fun. Lots to see worth a visit.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

went across the causeway on the ferry (glamourous betty I think) and enjoyed the free tour of the castle,lots of history ending up with the cannon being fired,weather was good,

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Bristol
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We walked along the causeway to the castle when the tide was out both ways although a sea lorry craft was available for when tide is in or slower walkers. Not suitable for disabled or wheelchair people as many hilly areas, cobbles etc. enjoyable half day , nice cafe with good cakes after, climb to the top turret for great... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

we arrived at 3.45 and had to rush round as Elizabeth pier closed at 4.30 and castle started to close at this time too. We had paid the full price only to have lights out - doors locked and toilets locked by volunteer. Felt a bit like sheep being constantly chased out the door. The place (what we saw of... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We used amphibious transport (ducks) to get there although it can easily be walked when the tide is out. The demonstrations of the cannon and musket being fired were brilliantly presented. Great views and very informative

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I visited Elizabeth Castle one morning/early afternoon. We were staying at the Radisson hotel, just a short walk from away from the ticket office/duck boat station. We caught the duck boat out to the castle as the tide was in and walked back along the causeway (the walk was about 20 minutes at a very leisurely pace).... More

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After a short trip over on the puddleduck we entered on a hot days first stop cafe for ice cream then explored the castle grounds a holy mans hut claimed the tower saw the cannons ect about 1-1.5 hours in total although youncasn walk if tide out

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Easy to get to either by walking to the castle at low tide or getting the water bus at high tide. Great place to wander around and superb views. Very informative and also excellent live firing of a musket and cannon, as well as an entertaining history of the place. A must for any military buff!

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