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Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey

4.6
#3 of 20 in Sightseeing in Jersey
Castle Historic Site
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. Put Mont Orgueil Castle into our Gorey trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Gives a full understanding of construction on construction. A labyrinth but with a lot of access and information. No wheelchair access. An afternoon well spent  more »
  • This is a very well preserved castle and based on my visit, that is well worth seeing. There are many rooms to explore with exhibitions in each of them detailing the different aspects of life in castl...  more »
  • My husband and I had one full day on the island and had only time to visit one attraction. It was a choice between this castle and Elizabeth castle and we are so glad that we chose this one. We were s...  more »
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  • Asked my wife to marry me on the top overlooking the bay, it was perfect. Absolutely beautiful area.
  • Everything about it is outstanding. Set above a lovely harbour it's a bit of a climb but well worth the effort. Lots to explore and even princess and Knight dressing up clothes for the children
  • Very interesting castle. Loads of history and a very nice little cafe. Enjoyed may vist
  • Lots to do and discover plus fantastic views. Well worth the entrance charge.
  • Lovely historic location with great views across to France on a clear day.

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