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Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • drove past on a tour bus didn't get to go inside but by then I had seen so many fortifications and casles just seeing the infrastructure and design of the casle was enough for me  more »
  • Oh the whole trip to the Elizabeth Castle was made wonderful by the excellent talk by the Sergeant Major in full military dress. He was professional, witty, audible and the best teacher I ever had. He...  more »
  • From shore Elizabeth Castle is deceptive. We caught the amphibious bus and had a fabulous day. There is so much to see. The firing of the cannons, the muskets and St.Heliers retreat are all worth the ...  more »

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