Elizabeth Castle replaced Mont Orgueil as the principle defence of Jersey from the reign of Elizabeth I to Victoria, and is another site that must be visited (wiki link
), It's on an island and can only be approached on foot at low tide or an amphibious vehicle at other times.
Approaching the castle across the causeway.
Impressive walls of the outer ward, which encompasses all the land above high water.
The parade ground and barracks which contain exhibits and the history of the castle.
A couple of models showing the development of the castle.
linked by a mole there is a rocky outcrop with the hermitage of St Helier and a chapel. It gives a good view back to the south side of the castle.
Some of the exhibits, a Pak 38 and a naval 88mm
A fortress gun.
The view from the keep, as usual converted by the Germans into an observation post.
The parade grounds and barracks. Beyond is St Helier harbour
Yet more German modifications
An impressive line of carronades.
In the reign of Queen Victoria a new fortification, Fort Regent was built above St Helier. Although it's been converted into a leisure complex, it has kept all the original features and well worth a visit. I didn't take any pictures as it was raining heavily when we visited.