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Mont Orgueil Castle

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Address: Gorey JE3 6ET
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+44 1534 853292
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

10 March to 29 October- Daily - 10am to 6pm. History comes to life at Mont...

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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Fascinating castle to get lost in

Ancient historic castle in a commanding position. Helpful friendly staff. A veritable maze of rooms and stairs many with interesting and unusual artistic exhibits. Lots of stairs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ancient historic castle in a commanding position. Helpful friendly staff. A veritable maze of rooms and stairs many with interesting and unusual artistic exhibits. Lots of stairs but very well worth a visit

Thank PeterH_and_LizB
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a castle which shows the transition from medieval warfare to 16th century warfare after the introduction of canons. Fascinating place with terraces one above another, passages and stairways winding all over the place, life sized model archers on the battlements, a children's playground modelled on medieval crafts, and some very imaginative displays. Well worth a visit.

Thank Don H
Le Havre, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very pleased to visit this castle six days ago. Sunny weather, beautiful landscape ! Wherever you are in the castle, you always benefit from a wonderful point of view. We highly appreciated the fact we were free to visit by our own with the possibility to go back to the rooms or places you wished to see again.... More 

Thank IsabelleDH76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is steeped in history. It is just fascinating to explore. Not for the infirm or with a buggy as lots and lots of steps. If you are tall mind your head! There is a children's play area, a knight and princess dressing up area and a cafe. We loved it here. I hope you do too.

Thank Jencheltenham
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our long time in the castle, the weather was a bit miserable but the view was a must to see still from the top. A hidden gem it is a urn of Melusina with snake offerings, it was in a rather dark corner of the castle, it should be move to a more prominent place. Seekers would be... More 

Thank SRoxyS
Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a stunning building with fabulous history, every twist and turn as you make your way through the building held a new treasure to marvel. Beautifully conserved and freedom to explore all the nooks and crannies. The steepness and nature of some stairwells mean you need to be reasonably able bodied but well worth the effort. Good narrative explains... More 

Thank Glyn J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't count the steps but there are lots so not good for the less mobile! We parked with one of the Jersey scratch cards that are really cheap to buy in most outlets and parked down by the harbour which is also pretty and worth visiting. There is a Jersey heritage offer that gives discounted rates to 5 sites... More 

Thank AnnieM452
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! Although the prices were a little expensive to get in (although there are options for deals, and multi passes) the cost is worth it. There are loads of things, areas and rooms to discover through the castle and grounds. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 younger children and there was something for all of... More 

Thank SVJenkins
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this review

What a super review, thank you. We are so pleased the kids enjoyed the dressing up too. The park was replaced last year and we are delighted by how popular it has been. We are investing more into play areas with historical references for our younger visitors to enjoy. Hamptonne Country Life Museum has a new play area too this... More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this castle just before Easter on a beautiful sunny day and we loved it. On this particular day the other main castle (Elizabeth Castle) was free to enter and so was apparently packed with people, here by contrast was quiet and easy to explore. This is also a much nicer more interesting castle with mor for children of... More 

Thank KNN_12
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Mont Orgueil Castle whilst on holiday in St Helier, Jersey. It's a gigantic maze of twists and turns that run along the edge of the cliff, giving amazing views over Gorey and surrounding areas. A huge set of winding steps lead you up to the reception area and small shop where a helpful guide Points... More 

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