Man stares into camera, dressed as King Charles II

King Charles II

Meet the 'Merry Monarch' for a tour of his Castle and he'll tell you some fascinating stories of his time in Jersey


  • 3 April 2023 - 30 September 2023
  • Elizabeth Castle

Monday and Thursday / 10am to 4pm

It is September 1649, amidst the tumultuous events of the English Civil War, having been exiled from his 'dear England', King Charles II, and his younger brother, The Duke of York, have sought refuge in Jersey. Meet the 'Merry Monarch' at the Third Gate and he'll take you on a tour of his Castle and he'll tell you some fascinating stories of his time in Jersey.

If meeting King Charles II is going to be the highlight of your trip to Elizabeth Castle, please call +44 (0) 1534 634048 before you visit to check that performances are confirmed for that date.


Our visitors can tell you what they thought

‘At noon we met Charles II and the next hour was pure joy. He took us on a tour and fully explained the history of the castle and a bit about St Helier and Jersey. He was tremendous value! With a humorous, cheeky delivery, he gently poked fun at some of the 20-30 of us who followed him around…if he’s there when you visit, then you’re in for a treat!’

Elizabeth Castle Visitor on Trip Advisor.


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