Aerial View of Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle Apartment

L'Appartènement du Châté Lîzabé

Stay in your very own historic castle, a mile out to sea

Elizabeth Castle Apartment Living Space
Pricing from £ 26pp PP per night
  • Sleeps 6
  • Self catering
  • WiFi available

Sitting one mile off the coast of Jersey’s main town of St Helier, the Elizabeth Castle apartment is in one of Jersey’s most iconic locations and it is surrounded by the sea twice a day!

The apartment, split over two levels, overlooks the parade ground and the Governor’s House at the Castle, where both Sir Walter Raleigh and King Charles II stayed. It has a recently refurbished kitchen and shower room on the lower level. The apartment sleeps up to six people, with a double sofa bed in the living area, and a spacious bedroom with one double and two single beds upstairs.

When the Castle is closed you have the surroundings all to yourself. You can climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers and swim from the Castle’s private beach.

Cut off from the mainland by the tide at least twice a day, ferry transport is only available between spring and autumn, when the Castle is open as a visitor attraction. While it is possible to walk back and forth at low tide, no cars are permitted to drive across the beach to the Castle.

If you would like to book, we strongly suggest speaking to our team first so we can advise you on the tides during your stay and the times it is best to access the apartment. If you are visiting from outside of the Island, we suggest planning your travel arrangements around the tide to ensure swift passage back to shore.

Elizabeth Castle Apartment exterior

History

Discover the history of this iconic fortress

The earliest known structure to be built on the two rocky outcrops on which the Castle was subsequently to be built was the Priory of St Helier, thought to have been founded as a monastery and oratory in 1155.

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How many does this property sleep?

Elizabeth Castle sleeps up to six people in one large bedroom with a double bed and two bunk beds, and a double sofa bed in the lounge.

Can I hire the property for one night?

The minimum number of nights available for all of our properties (except for guided experience properties) is two nights. Please refer to the pricing section to see the number of nights available for each season.

How do I collect the keys?

Elizabeth Castle is located in the middle of St Aubin’s Bay and is surrounded by the sea twice a day. Due to its unique location guests will meet a member of staff on-site to access the property and collect the keys.

Does the property have parking?

There is public parking nearby where parking paycards are required. Our bookings team can inform you further on this upon confirmation.

What are the bathroom facilities?

There is one shower room with a toilet.

What heating does the property have and does it have a fire?

Elizabeth Castle has central heating throughout.

Does the property have a washing machine or dishwasher?

There is a dishwasher and a washing machine.

Are dogs allowed to stay in the property?

Dogs are not allowed to stay at this property.

Is there a garden?

Elizabeth Castle is located half a mile out into St Aubin’s Bay and is open from April to November as a tourist attraction, however once the doors close to the public the whole Castle is yours to explorea which includes the long pier, perfect for fishing, and a private beach and when the tide is low.

Does anyone else live at the Castle?

Our site supervisor lives in an apartment adjacent to Elizabeth Castle Apartment and is happy to help with any queries you may have.

How do I get back and forth from the Castle to the shore?

Between April and November ferries run between the Castle and the shore approximately every 30 minutes from 10am–5pm. A member of staff lives on the property so will be able to advise you on tides and crossings when you arrive. Please note, you cannot drive to the Castle. Outside of opening hours, the only access to the Castle is walking during low tide. Please contact our bookings team for further information.

How will I know when the tide is high and low?

Our bookings team will advise you upon booking the best access times for the Castle. If you have any further queries during your stay our Site Supervisor or another member of staff will be able to advise you. We also suggest booking your travel times around the low tide to ensure you are able to get to shore

Can I invite friends to the Castle?

Guests are permitted to invite friends and family to the Castle during opening hours only. Guests not staying at the apartment must pay for crossing on the ferry.

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