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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
+44 1534 723971
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my children to visit Elizabeth Castle and could not believe that these castle ferries “ducks” were driving on the beach with children around. One ferry duck was driving at an unreasonable speed whilst approaching the beach and drove right up near us so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank poppy2306
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Elizabeth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The operation for the Castle Ferries at Elizabeth Castle is run in accordance with all appropriate regulations, laws, and licences. If you would like to contact us with more information and to share you concerns directly with us, then please could you contact Allison Soulsby...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This castle has so much history and so much is on display for you to see and read about. There was even a demonstration in the canon bring fired. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gohra
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I've lived on Jersey for close on 40 years and must have viewed Elizabeth Castle, sitting in the heart of St Aubins Bay, 000's of times as one of the most prominent historic buildings, and tourist attraction on the island. Eventually last year I decided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

a good family day out full of local history and reinactments of 1700 day to day life well warth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

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 November 27, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

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
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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
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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 November 8, 2018

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

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October 28, 2018|
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Response from JerseyCIDan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk to the castle however you can’t actually go in the castle. I think it’s not necessarily worth the trip without the full visit. You could try searching Gorey Castle, which is a castle on the east side of... More
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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