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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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  • A fun and interesting place to visit, try going by the boat and walking back when the tide is out. A great place full of history and things to see, give yourself plenty of time as you will need it. 
  • Depending to the tide you will be able to go walking or you will need to take the bus/boat. It is nicer to do the walk. The castle is nice but not impressive, there are some expositions to visit. the ...  more »
  • Visited couple of times with family and young kids. Most exciting part of the visit is taking bus/boat to Castle. Both times we ended up doing pickin in the garden and return. It's expensive and there...  more »