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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. 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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  • Worth a visit. Be prepared to walk and explore though. Friendly staff and informative exhibits. We visited on a overcast day so missed out on the views, but these would have been good on a clear sunny...  more »
  • We had a wonderful guided tour around the castle by a well informed, humourous volunteer tour guide made all the better by glorious weather, great place for children and adults alike to find out about...  more »
  • £2 to get here on the bus. £12.15 to get in and well worth the money. Be prepared for some very steep and narrow steps if you are going to explore the castle fully. We did not buy a guide but with hin...  more »
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  • I would go back to visit if I'm in Jersey again. One of my favourite castles. The view is indescribable. And the telescopes at the top work and you don't use a coin for it! You do need at least 4 hours to fully explore it. We spent 3 hours and found there were some rooms we missed. Don't miss the dragon 🐉.
  • Interesting castle, with quirky places to explore, and steps to climb. Great views. Entry costs are a bit high though for what is available, but enjoyed our time there. The cafe is also nice, good coffee and delicious custard tarts!
  • A magic castle with nooks and passages to search. Plenty of steps and dark places to look out for things from the past. We liked it better than Elizabeth Castle.
  • 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...
  • Got invited to a wedding here, fantastic views and lovely castle... Be warned lots of steps 😀