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.
Top five things to do
1) Enjoy exploring all the hidden rooms, passageways and bunkers.
2) Take in the breath-taking views around the bay and the south coast of Jersey from the top of the Mount.
3) See the St Helier Hermitage and take a stroll to the end of the breakwater, which extends 1.5 miles out to sea.
4) Download the Elizabeth Castle App from Google Play or the Apple App Store and enjoy a guided tour of the Castle.
5) Have a picnic on the Green or in the Kitchen Garden.
St Aubin’s Bay, St Helier, JE3 3NU or Castle Ferry Kiosk, Les Jardins de la Mer, West Park, St Helier, JE3 3NU
Castle telephone number 01534 723 971
Castle Ferry telephone number 01534 634048
Please be aware that the Elizabeth Castle Ferry Kiosk is at the Westpark Slip directly across from the Grand Hotel.
Latitude: 49.176261, Longitude: -2.125222
Information for groups
WIFI is available on site
Car Park: No onsite parking
Closest chargeable pay card public parking is available:
Off Victoria Avenue in Layby No.1 Lattitude 49°11’19.1″N 2°07’07.2″W / 49.188644 Longitude -2.118673
In Patriotic Street car park Lattitude 49°11’14.3″N 2°06’51.2″W – 49.187303 Longitude -2.114216
The Esplanade car park Lattitude 49°11’05.9″N 2°06’52.9″W – 49.184983 Longitude -2.114693
Coach Parking: None on site – Please speak with your coach operator regarding drop off and pick up points.
Disabled Parking: 4 spaces are available on the West Park Slipway, parking discs and disabled permits must be displayed.
Bus: Any bus routes going via West Park Slipway toward Liberation Station, St Helier – The Elizabeth Castle Ferry Kiosk is short walk westwards from the Bus Station just past West Park Slipway.
Cycle Route: No.1A
Public Bike Racks available near the public toilets close to Castle Kiosk
Disabled access: Unfortunately most the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment. There are two wheelchairs available to use on site.
Push chairs: There are two push chairs available to use for free on site
Toilets: Seven toilets on site and two accessible toilets onsite. One baby-changing facility on site.
Hearing loop: Available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance
Guide dogs only
Download our Visual Story for Elizabeth Castle produced in consultation with Autism Jersey.
Refreshment and shop
Café on site
Group Catering can be arranged, and must be booked in advance.
Gift shops within Cstle Ferry Kiosk and also at the entrance desk over at the Castle.
Guided Tours provided free of charge throughout the season (Generally twice a day – duration approx.30 mins) Please check here for dates and times.
Private Guided Tours can be arranged, by advanced booking – £50 per tour – duration approx. 1hr.
Leaflets available at entrance (£1) provide a brief history and guide to the site.
Download the Elizabeth Castle App from Google Play or the Apple App Store and enjoy a guided tour of the Castle.
Audio Guide available here.
External signs in English and French
Visitor booklet (£1) in English, French and German,
Elizabeth Castle mobile app in English, French and German
Group Booking form
Want to visit us? Complete the Group Booking Form here.