Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier

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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. Put Elizabeth Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Helier travel route builder website .
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  • If you have any interest in history, old buildings or fantastic scenery you will love this attraction. The return journey, in the very unusual amphibious craft, is almost worth the fee on it's own, wh...  more »
  • a great walk over the causeway and we had the castle to ourselves for a good 90 minutes which was fabulous. Loads to see some wonderful views and the walk along the breakwater was an added bonus staff...  more »
  • Excellent! Loved going over on Charming Betty and the staff were friendly. Well worth a visit. The Castle Gardens Cafe was lovely and recommend eating in there.  more »

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