Mont Orgueil Castle and Elizabeth Castle are iconic landmarks shaping Jersey’s dramatic coastlines. Uncover the character of these castles and bring history to life with these unique castle experiences and castle tours.
An abseil adventure
Experience Mont Orgueil Castle like never before.
Abseiling from Mont Orgueil Castle has to be the ultimate castle experience – a pure adrenaline rush. Take your courage in your hands, lean back and trust the rope (and your instructor!) and head for terra firma. The perfect introduction to adventure sports and a breathtaking way to take in the castle views.
Get put through your paces
A castle tour you won't soon forget.
At Elizabeth Castle, meet the 18th century Master Gunner on the Parade Ground. He’ll put you through your paces before marching off to the cockpit to fire the Black Powder cannon. Make sure enemies are kept at a distance!
Time to play detective
Elizabeth Castle adventures for all ages.
Wander the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures which uncover Jersey’s history. Not just for little ones, Jersey Heritage Detective Trails are just as fun for big kids too.
Pick up a picnic
Dine in your own castle experience.
What better way to spend an afternoon than throwing out your picnic blanket and making your own memories feasting on foodie treats galore? Take time out to walk to Elizabeth Castle at low tide or climb the battlements and turrets of Mont Orgueil Castle. Build up an appetite for some local Jersey produce and find a quiet space to revitalise and recharge over a leisurely picnic. Why not pick up a feast of local goodies from the many ‘hedge veg’ stall waiting to be found in Jersey’s lanes?
King of your own castle
The coolest castle stay around.
Elizabeth Castle can be all yours (well nearly) with a stay in the apartment within the barracks. Cut off by the tide twice a day, with ferry transport to and from the castle, this historic Tudor castle location on the rocks is yours to explore.
Capture a castle on your island break.
Grosnez Castle is a ruined 14th-century castle in St. Ouen, situated in Grosnez in the north west corner of the island. Philippe de Carteret held it against the French when they took half of Jersey between 1461 and 1467, but it has been a ruin since the mid 16th century.
Sitting one mile off the coast of Jersey’s main town of St. Helier, the castle apartment sits within one of Jersey’s most iconic locations surrounded by the sea twice a day. The apartment, split over two levels, with a recently refurbished kitchen and shower room on the lower level, the apartment sleeps up to six people.
Mont Orgueil Castle, or Gorey Castle, has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. One of the finest examples of a medieval fortress in existence, Mont Orgueil is also a symbol of Jersey’s national identity and independent character.