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Address: St Aubin's Bay, 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
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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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Fantastic visit

We walked out to the castle at low tide and returned on the amphibious vehicle. Great fun visit, lots to see and had a very informative but highly amusing musket demonstration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Aberdeenshire
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked out to the castle at low tide and returned on the amphibious vehicle. Great fun visit, lots to see and had a very informative but highly amusing musket demonstration. The castle is mostly ruined but the barracks have indoor museum space and there is a small cafe and shop.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Set on an island in the bay, it is full of interesting history and beautiful views. It was fun to arrive an amphibious vehicle, but Prepare to wait for it.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taken by castle ferry across to the castle with a very entertaining safety video. The guides at the castle were extremely informative and amusing which made the whole trip very enjoyable

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

Elizabeth castle can be visited on foot at low tide or by amphibious boat when the causeway is flooded. The trip across by boat was fun and informative and the crew are great. The castle has a mix of ruined walls to explore, gunning placements and indoor museums and exhibits telling the varied history of the island. There was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was invited to go to a big party in this place and to go you Ned to in a boat fantastic place is a small island with this amazing pace that is formidable it really is one fantastic place to go i recommend.

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Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we enjoyed the boat trip out to the castle, there was lots to see and loads of history to look at. would defo recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the castle and spent half a day there. There is loads to see during the visit with good views around the bay. While we there, cannons and muskets were fired which the children, particularly enjoyed. Good climb to the top of the castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you plan to go, make sure to check what days and times the talks take place. We saw the Gunmaster who was informative and entertaining in giving talks on the life of the soldiers in the 18th century and the weapons they used. However, if you miss these, the rest of the museum is quite sparse with just three... More 

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coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we got the amphibious craft over to the castle and walked back its not too far and you can get the craft back if you want once there we found it very informative the guides all knew there history the one guide dressed as the soldier was very good and funny with it well worth the visit

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Crawley, West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good half day out. The ride on the duck to get there was fun. The castle could benefit from more information signs if you don't do a tour. Nice tea shop and garden.

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