Jersey's coastline has a continuous chain of castles, forts, towers and gun emplacements, built over the centuries to attempt to stop the French recapturing what was once part of the Duchy of Normandy, but became English when King John retained it after losing his French possessions in 1204. This page contains a selection of pictures of these fortifications. More can be found on the pages devoted to the individual installations.
Mont Orgueil Castle at Gorey in 1880
Built on a rocky islet off St Helier, Elizabeth Castle was the replacement for Mont Orgueil as the island's main defence installation
Fort Regent never fired a shot in anger, having been built as a defence against Napoleon in the early 19th century
Grosnez Castle is in the north-west corner of the island. Nobody knows exactly when and why it was built