Jersey: Elizabeth Castle in St. Helier
Elizabeth Castle is reminiscent of Mont St Michel in France – it is located in the open water but is accessible in foot at low tide which are huge in Jersey, exposing a massive amount of land. The castle was built in 16th century and reinforced many times since then – guarding the entrance to the capital of jersey, St. Helier. When the tide is high, you access the castle by an amphibious vehicle (a bus that just drives into the sea and then turns the boat motors on). The castle is large and takes several hours to explore around, walk out to the long pier and climb the highest points. The occupying Germans made massive cement additions to the castle’s fortifications during the WWII, essentially transforming the top levels into a massive gun gallery and bunkers.