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Mont Orgueil Castle

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Address: Gorey JE3 6ET
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+44 1534 853292
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for over 600 years...

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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This was a great visit. Although pricy at over £12 per adult it is an impressive castle. There is little of artifact history to view as it fell into partial ruin and I guess was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great visit. Although pricy at over £12 per adult it is an impressive castle. There is little of artifact history to view as it fell into partial ruin and I guess was gutted but they do make up for it with additions and an art exhibition of the Queen. But the building is impressive both in and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this castle at end of a Saturday afternoon. The sun was out and the wind was blowing a hooligan and the castle was spectacular. We were encouraged to wander and explore, and it seemed that around every corner and down every flight of steps there was something surprising. I imagine that this would be a perfect place for... More 

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Thank Mike L
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to the castle around 10.30, embarked on a steady walk up to the entrance via the harbour, bit of a steep climb initially, fee is £12.20/adult, there is a video running in a room adjacent to the cafe giving you the history of the castle through the ages together with the changes to the structure over time which lasts... More 

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Thank SharonJT67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when visiting Jersey: took about 30-40 mins bus to Gorey Pier. The castle is not well signposted once you arrive and not greatly accessible. Lots of information inside castle and enjoyed the Chris Levine exhibit of the Queen's hologram.

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Thank darren1991
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulously perched on the hill above Gorey in the east of the island. Easily accessible by car or bus from St Helier and beautiful views over the harbour. You can explore the castle's grounds with lots to learn about its history. A great day out especially on a sunny day.

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Bolton Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place like a rabbits warren inside do take the time to look through every gate and doorway the smallest entrances can lead you into a myriad of rooms sculptures. brilliant if you have children they could happily spend half a day here, the views from the roof are breathtaking, take a picnic loads of places to sit and relax... More 

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Thank John M
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant day trip out - and perfect for children! The cafe just inside the entrance is perfect to sit outside and enjoy a coffee/lunch. The castle is really interesting - a bit like a maze. There is so much to see and do, and so much to explore. Lots of it is ruined but there are still... More 

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Thank McMahonSydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the layout of the castle and it's 5 gates. All with a story to tell. My lovely wife and I had the place to ourselves. I could run around like a demented child exploring all the nooks and crannies and pretending to fight epic battles. We spent almost 3 hours here and could have stayed longer. Lots... More 

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Thank H0lidayMike
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I would like to say this castle is beautiful and worth a visit for this alone. The art installations are great, the views breathtaking and site well maintained. However, when we visited we were not offered any information booklet or tour of any sort, which made the walk round the castle a bit difficult as there is a lack... More 

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Thank Gillian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this castle many times, the first when I was 3 years old as my Nana lived in Gorey. I was impressed with the improvements when I took my children here in the summer of 2011. There was a reenactment of medieval life taking place during the time we visited that made the visit even more enjoyable. For... More 

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