Elizabeth Castle Child eyes the sights on a cannon

Elizabeth Castle

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

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 to bring them back into public use and you’ll see scaffolding around two important, historic buildings – the Georgian Military Hospital and the Officers’ Quarters.  This work is essential to secure the Castle’s future and you can find out more about what’s in store for the buildings here.

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