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.
Mont Orgueil Castle Reviews
Beautiful castle and surrounding area. Well worth the walk up the VERY step footpath. But the views from the top... wow. more »
If you're going to visit one fort or castle in Jersey make sure it's this one. It is well worth the admission charge of £13 &we spent nearly 2hours exploring the chapels, halls, garden, towers, batter... more »
Medieval castle on the top of a rock with good views. Several informative displays inside with a cafe as well. This is an older castle than the one in St Helier and was the original governors residence. More intact than many castles found on the mainland in UK. Nice village underneath with restaurants.
As a bit of a castle connoisseur I think this is one of the most accessible ones in terms of locations you can explore (but not for people that don't do stairs) Spent the whole day there and found it full of history and just good fun to explore. Well worth a visit. Great views from the top.
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