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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St. Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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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. 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St Aubin's Bay, St. Helier JE3 3NU
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"amphibious vehicle"
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"duck"
in 206 reviews
"master gunner"
in 91 reviews
"cannon firing"
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"low tide"
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"amphibious craft"
in 42 reviews
"parade ground"
in 62 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 196 reviews
"re enactment"
in 37 reviews
"by foot"
in 25 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 25 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
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"jersey heritage"
in 66 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"nice walk"
in 33 reviews
"great fun"
in 96 reviews
"both ways"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to walk there and back get the timing right when then tide is out otherwise travel by DUKW which is fun. Fabulous views of St Aubin. Often shows and activities.

Thank Tomeck
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Reviewed yesterday

We started by walking the causeway to access the castle as the tide was out. On buying our ticket to access the castle we were advised of the tides so we booked the ‘Duck’ back. There is the choice of going on. Guided tour or...More

Thank Gwen M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been a wonderful start to our holiday and first visit to Jersey. This visit gave a wealth of info, humour and history delivered to every form. Through enactment, museum and guided tours we have learnt and loved it. The dramatic firing of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle is awesome. At low tide your can walk out to it. The chances for pictures from shore at high and low tide are great. The tour of the castle is very good. There are a lot of steps. And views from the castle...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We set off on the boat/bus about 11:30. It was full but the castle/grounds were surprisingly quiet. A good 3 hours spent here and it was all very interesting. Well recommended.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We attended Elizabeth Castle today using the DUKW vehicles for both journeys. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and found the re-enactments of firing a Cannon and Musket to be very informative. However, I think it’s fair to say that if you were of limited mobility you...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I never got the chance to see around the castle itself as I went out too late and I didn't think I could justify paying in before it was closing time. When the tide is out then you can walk all the way out there...More

Thank Kieran M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the duck boat across to Elizabeth Castle. As the tide was out it was more of a bus ride than a boat trip. You can walk as it's not too far, check the tide times first of course. We took advantage of the free...More

Thank SteveJack58
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You either use the DUCK or if the tides out can walk it. Like a lot of attractions the week we were there it was very quiet. This added to the feeling of emptiness and even the echo's of past events seemed distant. The castle...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

When the tide went out we walked across to the castle, they have a cafe , toilets. Good veiws out to the sea, whilst we were there a man in costume was talking about the history of the weapons they used. We stayed about 2...More

Thank Diane f
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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.
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jambert732017
February 8, 2018|
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Response from cliff w | Reviewed this property |
check the website
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jambert732017
October 26, 2017|
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Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
Hi, the castle is now closed until Spring 2018. You can still visit Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey (open Friday to Monday).
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