Elizabeth Castle man takes picture of sons sitting on cannons with Castle in background

Elizabeth Castle

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Visit a fortress just off the coast of Jersey to explore 400 years of history

Elizabeth Castle boys watch living history demonstrator with musket gun

Built on a tidal Island in St Aubin’s Bay and dating from the 16th century onwards

Elizabeth Castle defended Jersey for more than 400 years.

To reach the Castle and begin your adventure, walk along the causeway or take the amphibious Castle Ferry. Spend your day exploring this sprawling 15-acre fortress: climb the battlements dating back to the time Sir Walter Raleigh was Governor of Jersey; explore the grounds that gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War; uncover the story of the Castle during the German Occupation in World War II; then discover the oldest part of this site, The Hermitage, where Saint Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D.

Step back in time to 1781 and meet the Castle Gunner who will tell you his story of the Battle of Jersey, but be prepared to be drafted into the Midday Parade and witness the firing of the musket and cannon.

Jersey Heritage is currently restoring parts of the Castle and bringing them back into public use. You might even catch some of the skilled craftspeople at work!

Heritage Pass

4 sites for the price of 3

Enjoy wonderful days out at Jersey’s spectacular castles, historic houses and fascinating museums.  Offering great value for money, the Jersey Heritage Pass gives unlimited access to 4 sites for the price of 3 and are valid for 7 days.

Passes are available to buy at Jersey Heritage sites.

Adult (16+): £40.55

Senior (65+): £36.60

Child/Student: £26.90

Family: 2 adults & 2 children £121.95

Children under six are free

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lizabeth Castle Living History Gunner

Living History

Have you met the Castle Gunner?

Stand to attention for the Midday Parade and prepare yourself for the resounding bang of the signal gun!

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Places to Visit

Mont Orgueil Castle

A medieval castle with links to the English Crown and amazing views across to France.


The History and Future of an Island’s Fortress

Jersey Heritage is restoring Elizabeth Castle to ensure it is protected for generations to come


Castles of Jersey

Why has been one of the most heavily fortified parts of the British Isles?

Heritage Lets

Elizabeth Castle Apartment

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

Man and Woman getting married walk towards Elizabeth Castle


Getting married?

A perfect castle wedding venue as unique as you are making your day truly unforgettable.

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You can stay here too

Did you know you can stay at Elizabeth Castle's apartment?

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