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Mont Orgueil Castle

Gorey JE3 6ET
+44 1534 853292
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10 March to 29 October- Daily - 10am to 6pm. History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for over 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures. Every time you visit you'll discover a staircase you've not seen before opening up into a room where you'll find something new. Discover Hidden artwork commissioned to tell the story of the castle; Climb the turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel', and descend into the cellar to experience the exhibit. Life-size wooden soldiers guard the castle from attack and 'the wounded man' statue shows the fate that could befall those fighting to save the castle from invasion.
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Gorey JE3 6ET
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit to the castle. Very interesting learnt a lot of things. Lady in great Hall very helpful and informative. Be prepaired for a lot of steps . Fantastic views from the top. Would visit again as lots of things still being unearthed...More

2  Thank jane b
Reviewed 4 days ago

mont orgueil is a lovely visit ! easy to get to and the views are just stunning !! the castle is steeped in history as is the whole island ! I wouldn't recommend this for people who have difficulties climbing stairs tho as there are...More

1  Thank shaunthesheep1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good visit here. Its a bit of a climb to the top but worth the effort. There are things to distract you on the way up so it breaks up the climb. Wonderful views over Gorey and the sea from the top.

1  Thank Thenod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Ross R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 castle or historical events. There is no defined route...More

1  Thank Fianchetto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 staying near St Brelade's...More

1  Thank Mel W
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review thank you. Yes there is always something to discover round a corner or at the top of a staircase at this amazing castle. If you children are of the right age when you visit next time, then make sure they make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit of a climb but well worth it. The staff are really helpful and do their best to ensure you have an informative trip through history. Do the guided tour, there is no extra charge and you learn so much more about the...More

2  Thank PRSbroadstairs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is worth every one of the many steps up and down. There is a great deal to see in the different areas and the flowers in the grounds are fabulous.

1  Thank ArgyllEve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Mont Orgueil Castle in late May. We parked just outside the village and thoroughly enjoyed the walk along the promenade, enjoying the carefully maintained gardens on the landward side. We approached the entrance via steps at the harbour. On paying...More

1  Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting castle and was brought alive by the young student guide who showed us round. Without him, we would have been lost as it has many levels and rooms and not enough written explanations. Beautiful views from the top. Not very accessible if you...More

1  Thank HR082016
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Susan E
Is it possible to get to the castle with a slight mobility problem
26 June 2017|
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Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you would be able to get to the castle and have some access walking on the main gravel paths and some uneven stone foot paths. The castle is on a hill and some of the paths are quite steep. Beyond the main paths it can... More
Would you recommend visiting Mont Orgueil Castle over Elizabeth Castle? Thanks.
22 December 2016|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Mount Orguel is definitely best as there are many rooms to explore and the views are great.Quite a few staircases so not so assessable for those with walking difficulties.The village of Gorey is worth exploring.
Hello, how long, on average, would we need to give to go around the castle? Many Thanks
28 June 2016|
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Response from jerseyheritage365 | Property representative |
Leave at least two hours, but there is lots to discover so the more time the better.