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Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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Where many castles employed a moat as watery protection, Elizabeth Castle used the surrounding sea. This fortress sits on a rocky islet with the ocean water encircling it at high tide. If you visit when the tide's in, take the ferry. If the tide's out, walk along the causeway (you can also take the ferry if you prefer). When you reach the castle, climb to the top of the battlements for views back to the Jersey coast, and view exhibitions that tell the fortress's story and present military memorabilia. Try to time your visit in conjunction with the midday soldier's parade and firing of the cannon. To visit Elizabeth Castle on your holiday in St. Helier, and find out what else St. Helier has to offer, use our St. Helier tour planner.
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  • Walked out at low tide. Well worth a visit. Lots of steps up to the top of the tower but the views are well worth it. 
  • Went over the causeway in a puddle duck amphibious craft a couple of hours looking around castle and walls and reading about its extensive historical importance 
  • We visited Elizabeth Castle during a visit to Jersey. We found this fascinating, especially as we timed it to see the cannon and musket displays. Lots to see here. 
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