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Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very well laid out with plenty to see. Easy to spend a couple of hours there. Lovely views from the highest point. 
  • We entered the castle via a set of stairs next to the harbour and came out down a lane at the back of the shops. There is a cafe where we stopped for a hot chocolate before exploring as it was a chill...  read more »
  • Located in the lovely Gorey, the Castle is accessible by bus from St Helier (30-40 minute ride). Check the schedule ahead of time, especially if you're travelling at the weekend, as one of the two bus...  read more »
  • Pretty much a must-see for visitors to the island! Beautiful castle with breathtaking views. The exhibits inside are not all that exciting, however, and it is quite expensive to get in...
  • Classic medieval castle with lots of rooms to explore. Be prepared to climb LOTS of steps. Stunning views to admire.
  • Lovely castle with stunning views, easy to explore with lots for everyone. Find the dragon!
  • Amazing place! Visited on Google earth during my honeymoon. Just loved it! Definitely recommend. Best of all, it's free :)
  • Wonderful place to visit with something to explore on each of its many levels. There are stairs to the top, although some are narrow and twisty and need some care, but the view from the top is spectacular. Small but adequate refreshments centre on the way down to replenish. Recommended.
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