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Mont Orgueil Castle

Gorey JE3 6ET
+44 1534 853292
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10 March to 29 October- Daily - 10am to 6pm. History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for over 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures. Every time you visit you'll discover a staircase you've not seen before opening up into a room where you'll find something new. Discover Hidden artwork commissioned to tell the story of the castle; Climb the turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel', and descend into the cellar to experience the exhibit. Life-size wooden soldiers guard the castle from attack and 'the wounded man' statue shows the fate that could befall those fighting to save the castle from invasion.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a cool, windy day so I wish I'd worn warmer clothes but other than that I loved it from beginning to end. I struggled with the map but it meant that we just wandered around at times, discovering things for ourselves. It was...More

1  Thank Helen28_13
Reviewed 4 days ago

This attractions requires much climbing once inside the castle and care should be taken on some of the stairs. Give yourselves enough time to get round this castle as there are many corners to explore. Lovely views of Gorey Bay and the French Coast can...More

1  Thank happy-pilgrim
Reviewed 5 days ago

The view from the top takes your breath away. Not really into History but found this very interesting. Lots of steep stairs to climb but well worth it.

2  Thank HSmith1972
Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle looks and is stunning. The signage in the castle is very poor. It is not suitable for people with a disability. It has tricky steps to encounter. The entrance price is very expenses considering what you get for your money. We were greeted...More

Thank Leolion4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all old castles, this has some very steep climbs on stone steps. Views from the top are stunning, looking across Gorey Harbour towards France. A small souvenier and drinks shop is with-in the Castle Walls

Thank DaveMay2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience begins as you approach along the coast as the castle looks majestic on a high piece of Rockland overlooking the sea. One in the castle is mainly intact over many levels and plenty of displays. The view from the topics fantastic.

1  Thank PHE22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised this is not listed on TripAdvisor as the top attraction to visit on Jersey. It is an absolutely spectacular castle, easy to access and incredibly fascinating to explore. It is very, very historic as well, with its foundations dating back to well...More

2  Thank Rick049
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great castle, lots to do and see, lovely staff very helpful, great views of France, lots of climbing, there is a great room for children to dress up, the only let down was the cafe it was very busy and the cakes were not...More

1  Thank DublinFairy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tour guide I believe she was a history teacher. So much History still there and so much to see. We spent three hours poking around , ending up in dead ends and Finding out some amazing facts A must see on this Island

Thank Lozy092
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit with plenty to keep the whole family interested especially if you go on one of their activity days. Be warned there are a lot of steps to climb so it will be hard work for some.

1  Thank UVE2008
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Susan E
27 June 2017|
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Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you would be able to get to the castle and have some access walking on the main gravel paths and some uneven stone foot paths. The castle is on a hill and some of the paths are quite steep. Beyond the main paths it can... More
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SharonSCalifornia
23 December 2016|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Mount Orguel is definitely best as there are many rooms to explore and the views are great.Quite a few staircases so not so assessable for those with walking difficulties.The village of Gorey is worth exploring.
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Catrin20161
29 June 2016|
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Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
Leave at least two hours, but there is lots to discover so the more time the better.
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