St. Helier

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Elizabeth Castle which includes a castle as well as an individual male

The largest of the Channel Islands and the capital of Jersey is a busy port town home to museums, forts, markets and beaches.

The capital of Jersey, St. Helier offers an interesting mix of museums, fortifications, bustling markets and a popular culinary scene. Until the late 1700s, St. Helier was just a simple coastal settlement. Today, it’s a lively town where both English and French customs are present.

Delve into the history of St. Helier and Jersey at the town’s museums. Spot artifacts from the Neolithic period to the present day at the Jersey Museum. Learn about Jersey’s seafaring and pirate heritage at the Maritime Museum. While here, marvel at the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. It honors the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from German occupation in World War II.

Wander through St. Helier’s streets to admire centuries-old Georgian and Victorian buildings. Visit the Georgian House, a family residence built in the 1730s and decorated in period furniture. Let your senses run wild as you browse the food stands of the Central Market. Investigate the market’s impressive Victorian-era architecture. Nearby, the Beresford Market buzzes with the activity of local fishmongers.

Go to Havre des Pas beach when the sun shines. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, swim in the outdoor pool or sit on the steps and enjoy sea views. Visit Elizabeth Castle, a 16th-century stronghold and former home of explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh. At low tide walk across the bay to the castle. Alternatively, catch the ferry from the harbor.

St. Helier’s cuisine blends British and French influences. Find seafood shacks, traditional British pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Sample bean crock, a slow-cooked stew with beans and pig’s feet. Visit in July for the Jersey Fish Festival and watch cooking demonstrations, shop at craft stalls or enjoy live music.

The easiest way to reach St. Helier is to catch a ferry from southern England or northwestern France. Beyond its own attractions, the city is the gateway to Jersey’s picturesque beaches and countryside. Both St. Brelade’s Bay and Les Mielles Nature Reserve are less than a 20-minute drive away.

The Royal Yacht
The Royal Yacht
4 out of 5
Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £129 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Channel Islands and Port of Jersey. Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and Fort Regent Leisure ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)
"Staff very Friendly , Hotel Beautiful great location to shops , Bus station , Restaurants. Will return next year. So much to choose for Breakfast."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

The Royal Yacht
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is £132 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in St. Helier, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Channel Islands and Port of Jersey. St Aubin's Bay and Jersey ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"Extremely helpful and friendly staff throughout- from reception team , concierge team, breakfast team and room service team. They went above and beyond with everything they did. They were kind and smiling and incredibly hard working. My stay with my family was wonderful as a result. I want to say ..."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
4 out of 5
Rue de l'Etau, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £238 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in the heart of St. Helier, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Channel Islands and Port of Jersey. St Aubin's Bay and Jersey Opera House are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (981 reviews)
"The hotel was in a fantastic location everything was easily accessible. Beautiful l lounge/restaurant and outdoor seating area."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
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SACO Jersey Merlin House
SACO Jersey Merlin House
4 out of 5
Pier Road, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £83 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Channel Islands and Port of Jersey. Fort Regent Leisure and Entertainment Centre ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"The property never fails to deliver. Amanda and Fanny both sent wonderful emails, sharing information, guidance and a really warm welcome. We love staying, our trips are like coming to stay with family."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

SACO Jersey Merlin House
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Helier Town Hall, Port of Jersey and St. Helier Beach. Havre des Pas and La Hougue ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
"Property was great, really clean and there was plenty of room and there is on sight parking despite property description on expedia saying there isn't."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

The Uplands Serviced Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey
Located in the heart of St. Helier, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Channel Islands and Port of Jersey. Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (211 reviews)
"liked its location the view out to sea"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Liberty Wharf Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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