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Elizabeth Castle

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Elizabeth Castle re-opens in Spring 2019. 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...more
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St Aubin's Bay, JE3 3NU
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The information boards etc in the exhibition rooms and around the castle are very informative. It's a useful visit to get a feel for the history and turbulent times that the Island has gone through.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John M
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a place to visit on a good day if it raining do not go but if you like to get wet go for it so if you would like to see old things it a good day out

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyn240
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I would thoroughly recommend this for a visit. It is reached by an amphibious vehicle via land or water dependent on the tide and the castle itself is well worth a look. The historical exhibits are well laid out and informative

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigJimMearns
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We took the amphibian vehicle to the castle just as the tide was rushing in - quite a bumpy ride in comparison to the ‘sail’ back. The castle is a great place to explore with wonderful views out to sea or back to the island....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed November 3, 2018

A walk across the sand to elizabeth castle is a place to visit if you are staying in st hellier walking around this place reminds you what it would have been like centuries ago well worth a visit and a walk back along the beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pauline P
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Yes this castle does give you great views across the bay and great photos but customer service and care needs to be vastly improved unfortunately We were told by friends of the 12:00 master gunners activity as well as other activities, so enquired again at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank badmintontim
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inaccurate information concerning Living History (Midday Parade, Canon Firing & Musketry Demonstration) that you received at Elizabeth Castle on Sunday 28 October, and read on the Jersey Heritage website prior to your visit. Although it does not compensate...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit and a must see if visiting Jersey. It is massive and goes right out to sea. You have the beach which leads up to the castle when the tide is out, and a beach that can only be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ThisIsMyOpinion2
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We left this until our last day to visit. Unfortunately for us the tide was due in at around 1pm leaving us a little short on time. However we managed a lovely stroll around. We walked back and forth rather than taking the ducks, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leannegy3
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Not really a castle but a big part of the history of Jersey and situated overlooking St Helier and access from the sea

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Very similar to tilbury fort. Not really a castle. Spread over a large area lots to see and some excellent viewsMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y5448RAsarahc
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

What a shame you didn't enjoy your visit. The castle is indeed huge and spread over a wide area. The history of the castle is also spread over a long period of time, from St Helier the hermit right up to the Occupation. We hope...More

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October 28, 2018|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
Also he other castle at Montguell is fascinating and I think open all year round
Dannielle C
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Nern63 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know. There is a good coffee shop there and certainly plenty of space. Worth contacting the attraction direct to be sure. Enjoy.
February 8, 2018|
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Response from cliff w | Reviewed this property |
check the website