Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey

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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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  • Went here while holidaying, I love castles and this is one of the best I've been too. the battlements all in tact and to think how soldiers tried to attack something so well built, must have been Dia....  more »
  • Be prepared for a lot of steps and an amazing view at the top! the castle is very higgly piggly a bit like a maze but some interesting rooms and art exhibitions. A good price for a couple of hours but...  more »
  • Whew, what a hike. We unfortunately walked up on the seaward side and for me it was heavy going with loads of steps. Yes the view was great but still not worth the effort. There was no real signage ar...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit - definitely a must visit when exploring Jersey. An interesting glimpse into the history of the island. Nice views over the harbour from the top of the castle. It takes around an hour to walk through the castle. There are also costumes available if you fancy to explore the castle dressed up as a princess or a knight :).
  • Steps, steps and more steps... Totally worth the calf workout for the stunning views though. Easy to get lost among all the levels and rooms!
  • As my wife says once you have seen one castle you have seen them all, however at the admissions the lady gave us things to look out for. This ment we ended up going here there and everywhere to find these. It was like a maze and we enjoyed it. There also seems to be very good for children with a playground and a prince and princess dressing up room.
  • Amazing castle, so many places to explore. Great for children. Lots of stairs so lugging a buggy would be an issue. Great coffee shop and the gluten free carrot cake was fab. Great place to see and visit.
  • Has to be one of the best castles we have ever visited. The staff were delightful and friendly and the provision for children is inspiring, especially the dressing up room. Highly recommended.
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