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.