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Elizabeth Castle

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Address: St Aubin's Bay, St. Helier
Phone Number: +44 1534 723971
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 23 Built on a rocky islet in St...

ELIZABETH CASTLE IS CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 23 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. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.

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This rather odd looking castle was brought to life by the storytelling by the re-enactors

Situated on an island, which is covered by the sea at high tide, we had to use the "ferry" to reach it, which involved a long wait, as they only run every half hour, and have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated on an island, which is covered by the sea at high tide, we had to use the "ferry" to reach it, which involved a long wait, as they only run every half hour, and have limited capacity. Once on the island, and after a quick briefing by the visitor guide, we set off to explore the castle on foot.... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what I was expecting so I was a little underwhelmed. It has some very interesting facts and the views are nice. Could be fun and I'm sure young kids will enjoy running around and looking at the cannons.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our trip to the castle and we were lucky enough to see a re enactment of an attack on the castle. Very entertaining and extremely credible. The views from the castle are spectacular and the history is enthralling. Excellent exhibition spaces.

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Thank 186470Margaret1
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went last weekend it was a beautiful sunny day so was lovely to wander around. The views are amazing We spent a couple of hrs there just wandering. There is a parade apparently but we waited ages listening to this old boy drone on that we gave up on waiting to see it. We got the amphibious bus both... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, can walk over at low tide or take a paddle duck ride. Wonderful castle, take the tour, very entertaining, interesting and a wonderful enactment, take the time to also listen to the talk by the "Surgeon", very interesting, make sure you have plenty of time to walk around as lots to see.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gunnery Sergeat Major was full of facts and information, this old man was a conscript. The rest of the island is a great mixture of its history.

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Thank Harry A
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Elizabeth Castle, the staff were very informative & friendly. Was very interesting too, we travelled each way by amphibious ferry at a small extra cost. We were lucky that they were doing they're last enactment using the canons, dressed up too! Amazing views when you get to the top, worth a visit!

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable visit lots to see Museums very well layed out plenty of information spent a good 4 hours here

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good morning out. Plenty to see. As it's a castle don't expect escalators or lifts but well worth reaching the top of the castle for the views.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent three hours at the Castle and found that there was plenty to see in terms of exhibits in addition to exploring the grounds and Castle. There were great views of the coastline too. The little café was perfect for refreshments and although I didn't try the cake, it looked delicious.

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