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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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  • take a good walk across the shore or join the tourists on the amphibious bus across to the castle to begin this interesting experience. 
  • Very interesting place and a novel way to travel to it, either walk accross the causeway at low tide or go aboard the unusual water bus, the castle itself is steeped in history and makes for a really ...  more »
  • We were 'lucky' as the tide was out as it's an interesting 10 mins or so walk out to sea along a platform to the castle, which is very interesting and historic with great views from many viewpoints & ...  more »