Heritage Site Tours

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Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey since the 16th century and is named after England’s Queen Elizabeth I.  This stunning castle showcases Jersey’s rich and varied history perfectly, enabling visitors to experience the island’s past from the 1st century a.d. to the present day.  The adventure begins with a ride on a amphibious vehicle to access the castle, and ends at the highest point of the castle with sweeping views over the entire St Aubin’s Bay.  It is a tour not to be missed.  (see our diary of events for regular tours of Elizabeth Castle with Blue Badge Guide Tracey Radford or email tracey@jerseyuncovered.com)

Mont Orgeuil Castle, a dramatic and imposing medieval stronghold, which has guarded the island against threats from France for hundreds of years.  Come with your Jersey Uncovered guide and explore the twists and turns of this ancient medieval fortress.  Uncover secret passageways, hidden staircases, and tower rooms, to hear the stories of heros, villians and adventurers that make this a must-see site for any visit to Jersey..  See our diary of events for details of regular tours of Gorey Castle (Mont Orgueil) with Blue Badge Guide Kary Day or email kary@jerseyuncovered.com)

La Hougue Bie has more than 6000 years of history and is a great place to explore and learn about Jersey from Neolithic times through to the World War Two Occupation of Jersey.  Visit the recently constructed, and impressive Neolithic long house, climb to the top of the Mound to visit the tiny historical chapel, or descend to explore the passage grave, which was constructed by some of Jersey’s earliest inhabitants, as both a tomb and a place for the living to engage in rituals and ceremonies. Come with Jersey Uncovered to discover the place behind the legends.  Contact Blue Badge Guide Nicky Mansell (nicky@jerseyuncovered.com) to organise your tour.

Hamptonne Country Life Museum allows you to step back in time, to the experience rural Jersey life over the centuries. wander into the different houses of Hamptonne to see how the Jersey country folk lived and worked.  Meet the spinners as they tend their wheels, and learn about Jersey’s history of cider making in Hamptonne’s cider barn.  Take a stroll through the orchards, and meet the chickens, calves and piglets, or explore the Syvret House, which gives you a unique insight into rural life in the Island in the 1940s, a time of hardship and occupation.   It is a visit not to be missed.

Contact us at info@jerseyuncovered.com to learn more, or to book your tour – we look forward to hearing from you.