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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  • What a fantastic castle and so worth the climb. Very well preserved and filled with history as well as modern sculpture (not 'modern art', mind ;-) ). There's great views over the town and sea in many directions. There's a lot of steps so the very young/old may struggle in some areas. Lovely staff and the eaterie is simple but good quality.
  • Such a fun castle to visit. Lots of rooms to explore and learn about its history. It gives a real sense of how the castle once was with so much still intact and lovingly looked after. Beautiful views of the bay and across to France from the very top. Kids will love getting dressed up as knights and princesses while having their own adventures in the castle. I highly recommend a visit.
  • This is the best castle I have been too and I have been to many. The staff are lovely, there is a free guide. The views are spectacular. Lots of Place to sit and eat your sandwiches in or out of the grounds. There is a cafe on site. The shop is very limited. I am so happy I visited and feel this is a must do while in jersey. The village below is also worth a trip lots of buses in and out of the cvillage.
  • A great place to visit with some impressive views. You can walk around the outside of the castle for free but need to pay to get inside and experience the real castle feeling and all of its history. A good half day activity followed by a half day walking the coast in the area.
  • Best to park on the hill going north out of Gorey. Beautifully preserved castle with fantastic views to the North, south and east. Amazing Rosemary bushes cascading down the walls. Allow three hours to do it justice.
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