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Elizabeth Castle
Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 400 years.

Elizabeth Castle

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Opening Times & Entry

Opening hours and ticket prices for Elizabeth Castle can be found on the website

Elizabeth Castle Website

Contact Details

Castle Telephone: 01534 723971

Castle Ferry Kiosk Telephone: 01534 634048


About Elizabeth Castle

Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 400 years. You can take the amphibious Castle Ferry or walk out along the causeway at low tide. Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey's history. Climb the battlements dating back to the 1590’s, when Sir Walter Raleigh was Governor of Jersey from 1600 until 1603.

Explore the grounds which gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and uncover the bunkers which were re-fortified to command the sea approaches to Jersey during the German Occupation in World War II. Marvel at the hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D.

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Top Five Things to Do at Elizabeth Castle

  • Enjoy exploring all the hidden rooms, passageways and bunkers
  • Take in the breath-taking views around the bay and the south coast of Jersey from the top of the Mount.
  • See the St Helier Hermitage and take a stroll to the end of the breakwater, which extends 1.5 miles out to sea
  • Download the Elizabeth Castle App from Google Play or the Apple App Store and enjoy a guided tour of the Castle./li>
  • Take a tour of Elizabeth Castle with one of the virtual volunteer guides

    Virtual Tour Guide

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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