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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. 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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  • The pictures say it all. When it is low tide, it was so lovely to walk to the castle front along the path. Absolutely beautiful even in winter. The castle isn't open all year round and so we didn't go...  more »
  • Brilliant view on a clear day, if you are happy to pay the entrance fee, parking was plenty when we visited but may get tricky in busy periods 
  • A great experience and some great museum parts to explore, I would recommended visiting in the summer months, their are two ways of getting to the castle, either by a small ferry or by foot,I must war...  more »