Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey

Once an abandoned prison, Mont Orgueil Castle overlooks the harbor of Gorey and for 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Delve into the history, picture the various royal ceremonies that have taken place there, and explore the network of staircases, towers and rooms. Go further and discover hidden artwork, climb the turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’ and be sure to check out the 'witchcraft' exhibit in the cellar. Take advantage of the free walking guides and a 15% discount for groups of 6 or more adults when booked in advance. For Mont Orgueil Castle and beyond, use our Gorey trip itinerary planning app to get the most from your Gorey vacation.
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  • we visited this castle during the first week of our holiday and enjoyed it so much that we visited a second time during the second week and enjoyed again we're a family with children ranging from 10 t...  more »
  • If you have good leg are (a lot of steps), then you should definitely visit this castle. In the Castle you will find explanation and exhibits from that time. The views of the surrounding area from the castle with its between verdiepen are beautiful!
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  • this is one of those castles from fairy tails etc. big stone walls. cannons. lots of steps and towers etc. grest fun for the family with lots of interesting displays modern and historic.  more »
  • Another exceptional must see place on the island of Jersey. Not good for the elderly as there are many steps to climb and some of the stairways are narrow and uneven. Lots of interesting stories about the castle. Access to pretty much all areas. Fantastic views from the top tower. Spent a good few hours here exploring all the nooks and crannies. Well worth the entrance fee.
  • Great castle with hidden rooms and staircases which makes the place feel less of an exhibit and more like you're going back in time. Family friendly with kids activities, the castle is great for all ages. Advanced warning - There are lots of steep hills and steps
  • Excellent place to visit and spend 3 or so hours. Guide was very helpful and the views great. Lots to see and easy to get lost. Recommended
  • Wonderful relaxing place. Tremendous views across the bay . Plenty places to dine. So relaxing and a great place to catch the sun
  • Brilliant views. So many steps but worth it. Very interesting. Great for photos

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