Built on a rocky islet in St Aubins Bay, Elizabeth Castle defended Jersey for more than 300 years.
Elizabeth Castle is a perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey's history. Work began on the castle in the 1590s and it was home to Sir Walter Raleigh while he was Governor of Jersey. The future King Charles II sought refuge at Elizabeth Castle during the English Civil War.
Climb the battlements, explore the turrets and discover the Hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 500 A.D. Visit the exhibitions which explain the role of the castle in Jersey's history and share the experience of the soldiers who were garrisoned here. Make history come alive as you join the Living History re-enactor on the Gunner's parade, and stand to attention as he fires the cannon each day between 10am and 3.30pm.
The castle is accessible at low tide by foot or the castle ferry which will transport you across the bay to and from the castle. The castle ferry runs daily at high or low tide, except in high winds, and a small charge applies.
Address: Elizabeth Castle, St Aubins Bay, St Helier, Jersey, JE3 3NU