Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Jersey
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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  • August 21, 2017
    Fun day out, beautifully maintained, friendly staff and great adventure for the children and adults. Nice walk out to the pier, rock pools, castle climbing and view of the entire bay. Nice cafe.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The last time we came to Jersey we visited Mont Orgueil Castle but didn't have time for Elizabeth Castle, so this time we made sure that this wonderful castle was one of the first places on our list. ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We travelled to the castle on the ferry,the guys running that were great,really fun and full of energy.the castle was a real eye opener,not what I expected,so much bigger and lots to see.the man doing...  more »

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