We're asking you to help us give this fortress a solid future for the benefit of generations of Islanders to come, it's up to you to visit, support and enjoy Elizabeth Castle.

History of the Castle


Elizabeth Castle is an Island fortress that spans 24 acres and 15 centuries.

555 AD -   Martyrdom of St Helier

1155 -  Founding of the Abbey of St Helier

1600-1603 – Governorship of Sir Walter Raleigh

1646 – Prince Charles resides in the Governor’s House during the English Civil War

1781- The Battle of Jersey

1940 – 1945  – German Occupation

The castle was heavily damaged during the German Occupation of Jersey and while partially restored by the States of Jersey many buildings are still closed to the public. 

Visit -›

One of the best ways to support Love Your Castle is to visit the site.   It's open daily from the end of March to the start of November.  

Tours -›

Discover some of the stories of the castle by joining in one of the tours or you can download the Island's historical landscape tour here.

Elizabeth Castle Film -›

Find out more about our Love Your Castle campaign and watch our video to discover our plans for this iconic Island fortress.