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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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  • I used to work at Elizabeth Castle in the 1990s, and visiting again on the free open day was probably the first time i've been there for a full day since then. I've never seen it as busy and buzzing a...  more »
  • this castle is one of its kind. it is surrounded by sea which makes it more beautiful. it holds natural beauty too.  more »
  • Nice day spent at castle during heritage week. Lots going on. We couldn't get the aqua bus as it was full, so walked both ways. Fitbit for the day 20,000 steps! No inside stuff to see,just cannons and...  more »