Immerse yourself at Elizabeth Castle
Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years.
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. Work began on the castle in the 1590s and it was home to Sir Walter Raleigh while he was Governor of Jersey, from 1600 to 1603.
The future King Charles II also sought refuge at Elizabeth Castle during the English Civil War and during the German Occupation the castle was refortified and used as one of the strong points commanding the sea approaches to St Helier. Climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers and discover the Hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D.
Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.