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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 #3 of 13 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Elizabeth Castle is a must-do on Jersey. Sitting in the bay it is easily accessed at low tide by foot or amphibious vehicle at high tide and once there you can spend hours wandering through the exhibits or listening to talks or even joining in with the firing of the lunch time cannon! We walked across and wandered through some... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a good trip I loved going on the bus that went through the water. There was lots of things to see and read and is well worth a visit

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Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great attraction for all the family. Either walk or take the reasonably priced 'ferry' either way you will have a great day out

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dorset uk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved going across on the ferry boat!, huge vast expanse to explore, alot of mixed history moulded onto one site. I loved the fact you could amble about in your own time with little guidance taking your time on things that interest you was very open. Cons - not really a con we just didn't realise how big the castle... More

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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The daily gun firing at 1pm is amusing and the trip on the puddleduck is enjoyable. The views of StHelier is certainly worth the cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A warm welcome from the team that provide the puddle ducks transport to Elizabeth castle. On arrival another warm welcome. Military re- enactments were awaiting to begin. The commentary was very interesting, also the displays and buildings that you are able to access. Noon day gun was also an interesting event although sadly they were not able to use a... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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22 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I joined the service and gun firing occassion to celebrate St Helier's day. Awesome castle with German modifications. Such history and interest. Look ot for the hermitage cottage on the breakwater.

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Caernarfon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Approx 15 - 20 min walk out over the causeway at low tide. Returned on the amphibious vehicle as the tide had come in by time we were ready to leave which is an experience in itself! Living history re-enactment by the afore-mentioned Sgt. Major who gets (male) visitors to enlist in the army culminating with the firing of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This review by Grace (aged 8) It was not so presentable on the outside but inside it was interesting,👑 There were clothes soldiers would wear from 1969- 1999.There was a different👖 clothing for each year.There was a gun that looked real. People touched and admired☺it, it was a nice castle. ++ Dad's opinion Unfortunately, we got there about 5 minutes... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An excellent day out, lots to see it is a lot bigger than it looks from the mainland. The day we went there was a display on firing the cannons & a very entertaining commentary from the Master Gunners & his troops.

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