Elizabeth Castle is a castle and tourist attraction, on a tidal island in St Aubin's Bay close to Saint Helier.
Use of the island dates back to the 6th century hermit and martyr Saint Helier after whom the capital of Jersey is named.
The castle was developed from the monastic setlement which grew up after the matyrdom of Saint Helier in the year 555.
The earliest parts of the castle date back to the late 16th century with the castle being named in honour of Queen Elizabeth I by Sir Walter Raleigh when he was governor between 1600 and 1603.
Over the years, the castle has been developed and garrisoned and has seen action in the English Civil War, the Seven Years War, the Battle of Jersey and during the German occupation of World War II.
A visit to the castle is an opportunity to understand the history of the island of Jersey and the place the castle has played in sometimes turbulent times. Highly recommended as the first port of call on a trip to the island of Jersey.