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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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West Midlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring this fantastically preserved castle. Went over to it on the amphibious vehicle which was fun. There is a dressing up room for the children, to dress as knights and princesses. The sergeant who did the cannon and musket firing was brilliant, his explanations or the conditions food etc was interesting and funny. Great views... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth it. The castle appears tiny from shore, but up close its an extensive complex with half a millennia's military history. Time it so you get to see the living history presentations, check their website for details. The surgeons presentation had me queasy and saw several people flee for fresh air. It was a blood curdlingly detailed presentation complete... More

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Polegate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Get the tide right and have a pleasent stroll out to this Castle, or take the boat/coach. We spent some time here a lot to see and a very interesting history to learn about. There is a talk at 12:00 with the gun being fired at 13:00 which certainly adds to the overall experience. The views back to the town... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Came here for visit while on a business trip to Jersey. The tide was out and it was possible to walk out to the castle. The views of St. Aubin's bay and St. Helier were spectacular and the castle is impressive but the condition of the castle and buildings were not in great shape. There is a 10 GBP entry... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful old castle beautifully maintained. The star of the show is the master seargant at arms who explains about life in the castle in tje 17th century. So well explained that you feel you were there. Totally interactive and fascinating best interactive castle experience I have seen.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting history, we got the ferry to the castle as the tide was in, but we walked back. Interesting exhibitions and they have a soldier who tells you about life there and they fire the cannons! Worth a visit.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

From the land end and knowing little of the place I thought it was just a tiny fort in ruins. However, the place is huge and extends quite a way. I thought we would be there for an hour but stayed for 3 and a half hours. The talks are very well worth entertaining. The surgeon was very interesting and... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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