Elizabeth Castle

Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years.
Cannon at Elizabeth Castle
Elizabeth Castle from the air
Jersey Heritage Pass

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

Elizabeth Castle is the 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, from 1600 until 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. Visit the exhibitions which explain the role of the Castle in Jersey’s history and share the experience of the soldiers who were garrisoned there.

Make the most of your time in Jersey with a Heritage Pass.

Save up to 30% on individual ticket prices with the Jersey Heritage Pass.  Unlimited access to 4 sites for the price of 3, valid for 7 days.  Passes are available at all Jersey Heritage sites including Elizabeth Castle.

Visit www.jerseyheritage.org for more information.

How to get there:

The castle is accessible at low tide by foot or the castle ferries, Charming Betty or Charming Nancy, 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 of £3 applies.

Seasonal status:

Open Daily, 10:00 - 17:30, from Wednesday 25 March to Sunday 1 November 2015

Contact Information:

+44 (0)1534 723971
St Aubin's Bay, St Helier, Jersey,
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