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Elizabeth Castle

St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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29 March to 29 October- Daily - 10am to 5.30pm. We've just been nominated for a Jersey Style Award, please vote for Elizabeth Castle by searching for Jersey Style Awards 2017. 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier JE3 3NU
+44 1534 723971
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Reviewed yesterday

What better way than the ferry to visit the castle. A first for this mode of transport for us. With glorious weather, a great couple of hours hearing (literally) how a gun crew would fend off invaders using canon. The whole complex was surprisingly large...More

Thank saxondean
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see if you visit St Hellier,you can either walk out to castle tide permitting or use the amphibious bus, we walked out as the tide was out and took transport back,we had a very interesting morning lots to see the history...More

Thank terry m
Reviewed yesterday

Really lovely place to visit, beautiful views, can see oyster catchers, other birds including a chicken. (Surprisingly). really needs to have more parts of the castle open and somewhere to sit down and eat. The is a café but not much to offer and no...More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed yesterday

Like the war tunnels this a must visits about history of Jersey but allow 2/3 hours, if the tide is out you can walk to it, but can be very slippery or use the car/boat.

Thank Denis438
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed visiting Elizabeth Castle, We went over on the little ferry as the tide was still in and spent a couple of hours on the island. There's a free guided tour on arrival which was really informative as the castle has an interesting history which...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A solo walk my Mum was resting. The easy walk from our hotel left me to St. Aubin's Bay, where the tide was out and one can easily walk to the castle. Quite a trek - but only when the tide is out.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to Jersey we're always looking for new distractions to keep us busy. Never did this one until our visit last week. £27 ish for two of us to take the quaint duck ride over to the castle, easy booking fun ride....More

Thank beentheredonethatUk
Reviewed 2 days ago

loved this place we went across on the duck cos the tide was fully in ! its a very interesting place with lots of history from start to finish when we got to the parade ground a chap in old military getup came out and...More

Thank shaunthesheep1960
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went across to Elizabeth Castle on the amphibious vehicle and thought we would only be there a couple of hours, however as we arrived a lady was just about to give a tour which was free and we thought it would...More

2  Thank 214happytraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the money with the unusual amphibious ferry, bird watching, location and history. Special mention to the canon firing display, which had the right tone. I was surprised to find an hour had gone by and was enthralled throughout, quite unusual for me as am...More

Thank HelenUK72
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David W
Are there any feature events on between 16/08/17 and 25/08/17
8 January 2017|
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Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
We've updated our website now. We have the full list of events on there under the EXPLORE tab. There will also be living history at the castle throughout the summer.
if we walk out at low tide and it's the walkway is covered by timeready to Come back can you buy a single ticket to come back from the castle
28 August 2016|
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Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We checked on this but don't leave it to the last minute as the shop shuts prompt.
How do I pre book a ferry return, travelling next month- worried about how busy it will be
18 July 2016|
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Response from boydriddlesden176 | Reviewed this property |
You can't pre- book. Get information about the tide times, ask when you get there, you could walk across. It's not really a ferry its a mini bus made to look like a boat and called a ducq.