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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 walked to the castle and back much preferred to the waterbus. The path was quite slippery due to the abundance of seaweed which it looks like the council are struggling to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked to the castle and back much preferred to the waterbus. The path was quite slippery due to the abundance of seaweed which it looks like the council are struggling to clear, fighting a losing battle. Would suggest wearing shoes with grips. Spent a good half day at the castle, would recommend visiting a.m. when there is more to... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place, really interesting and well done. The artists were there when we went and they were a bit odd - didn't get that at all

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just after breakfast went to the beach and the tide was out, so we could use the causeway to get there. Well worth the effort a lot to see and a great experience. Used the "ferry" to get back. First time my wife was not seasick as it runs on wheels.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Try to walk to Elizabeth castle at low tide. Much better than taking the water duck. Need a minimum of an hour here and actually the best bits are at low tide around the base of the castle despite the swooping gulls. Enjoyed talking to the Jersey flag raiser. A must see for anyone coming to Jersey.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent explanation of the fort's importance and great views from the top. We used the ferry - a duck - to cross which was fun 'tho you can walk at low tide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

massive inside excellent history. really good value for must it is a must to see if you visit the island, you can walk to it when the tide is out or catch the boat family of 4 cost us 31.50. well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As it was low tide we took the 15 minute gentle walk over the causeway, also free. It's made of concrete, so good underfoot - just have to watch the odd bit of seaweed! You can check at the office at both ends to ensure the tide is not coming in over the causeway. At any time (if high OR... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk across causeway to Castle (tide out !) very interesting and informative boards regarding its history. Absolutely loved the talk by Captain Bloodworthy on his time treating canon ball wounds, sabre wounds etc! If you visit the Castle make sure you catch it !

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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed the Living History at the Castle, he is a brilliant story teller, who has done so much research into the treatment of soldiers at the castle. Our Living History team are amazing and they bring history to life at every Jersey Heritage site. More 

Frizington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

only draw back is there is to many steps, other then that. great views of the coast there is a cafe on the island. you have to use the puddle duck to there and back that was brill, go on try it

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely interesting half day at this Castle. The cannon firing demonstration and informative chat by period dressed the staff were particularly good. Also enjoyed the walk across on the causeway whilst the tide was out and the ride on the duck boat ferry back.

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Additional Information about Elizabeth Castle

Address: 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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