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Elizabeth Castle
Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years.

Elizabeth Castle

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Opening Times

28th March - 1st November 2020 - Daily - 10am to 5.30pm

Closed on 9th and 10th September for the Air Display

Entry - Castle & Ferry

Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £15.65 | Seniors: £14.40 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £11.20 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £49.40

Entry - Castle only

Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £12.70 | Seniors: £11.45 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £8.25 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £37.70

Heritage Pass

4 sites for the price of 3 - on sale at all Heritage sites

Contact Details

Castle Telephone: 01534 723971

Castle Ferry Kiosk Telephone: 01534 634048

Email: info@jerseyheritage.org

Website

www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/elizabeth-castle

About Elizabeth Castle

Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years and today provides a glimpse into Jersey’s past, from as early as 550 A.D., through to World War II and the 20th century.

A visit to the Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey’s history. Here, among other things, you will be able to climb the battlements dating back to the 1590’s when Sir Walter Raleigh was governor of Jersey, explore the grounds which gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and marvel at the hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550AD. The Castle is home to bunkers which were re-fortified during the German occupation and features several exhibitions explaining many other aspects of Jersey’s fascinating history.

The castle is accessible at low tide by foot, or, at both low and high tide by the Castle Ferry, which will transport you across the bay to and from the Castle

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Top Five Things to Do at Elizabeth Castle

  • Enjoy the spectacle of the Mid-Day Parade and cannon firing
  • Climb to top of the battlements for a breathtaking views around the bay and the south coast of Jersey
  • Learn the fascinating history of the castle in the War and Peace Exhibition
  • Visit the Granite and Gunpowder exhibition which tells the story of the Jersey Militia
  • Take a stroll to the end of the breakwater, which extends 1.5 miles out to sea

Why not book our History & Heritage package. For details check here

Recommended Accommodation

How do I get to the castle?

The castle is reached on foot along a causeway from West Park slipway in St Helier. Visitors can either walk at low tide or catch the pirate-themed Castle Ferry (small charge applies) at high or low tide.

Where can I park?

Public parking is available in Patriotic Street, the Waterfront and the Esplanade car parks or in parking bays off Victoria Avenue.

Is there disabled access?

Unfortunately the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment. No dogs, except guide dogs.

Can I get the bus?

All bus routes terminate at Liberation Station, which is a short walk away.

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