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Facilities at Elizabeth Castle Cottage
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for the adventurous to experience staying on a historic castle islet. The tide surrounds the island when it is in adding to the feeling of seclusion. A ten minute walk along the causeway from St Helier at low tide, or high water daytime access by passenger amphibious vehicle is available.
The islet history dates back to 1155 when the original building was a priory and monastary. The first known plans for defences on the island was 1550. The lower ward of the castle was constructed between 1626 and 1636. Sir Walter Raleigh was governor of Jersey between 1600 and 1603 named the castle after Elizabeth I. The castle was used for defences by the Germans in World War II. To this day the noon day gun is fired.
The castle guardian is based on site, and after the castle is closed you will have the key to the main gate, and the castle is yours to explore. What could be better than to watch the sun rise and set from the ramparts of your very own castle? This is without doubt an unusual and diverse holiday experience.
1 Bedroom Cottage - Maximum 4 adults, 2 children.
Ground floor: Lounge with two double sofa beds. Kitchen-diner.
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and wc.
First Floor: 1 Double bedroom with two additional single beds.
The comfortable cottage is centrally heated. It has been created from part of a granite building set in the parade ground of the castle.
More about the accommodation
Complimentary transport to and from the castle between 10am and 5pm.
It is recommended that guests arrive in the island in the morning to allow for any extreme weather difficulties in reaching the castle. Arrangements will be made with you prior to your arrival in Jersey to transport you to the castle. The Castle is in a unique location and access to and from the islet can be restricted due to weather conditions. Cafe and gift shop on the islet. Wi-fi available at the Castle Shop. Central Heating. Barbecue. Smoking not allowed. The castle is under the care of the Jersey Heritage Trust and is open to the public most daytimes. The noon day gun is still fired daily. Occasionally special events are held during the daytime or evening. Please ask for more details when booking.
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