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Mont Orgueil Castle

Gorey JE3 6ET
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Stunning Castle - well worth a visit

This was a fantastic castle - magnificent position over looking the bay with loads to see and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bettyboo1805
An imposing Castle with great views

This imposing Castle is very easy to get to with regular busses from St Helier throughout the day... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
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Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am to 4pm. 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic castle - magnificent position over looking the bay with loads to see and fantastically set up for visitors. We weren't lucky enough to get on an organised tour but spent a fab few hours wandering round the castle discovering new towers,...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

This imposing Castle is very easy to get to with regular busses from St Helier throughout the day almost every 10 minutes. As one alights near the harbour it is impossible not to miss, looming over the town. It is accessed via a set of...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting castle which has been expanded over the years to create this magnificent structure, once practical and now history. We were lucky enough to get in just as a free tour was starting. Out guide Alan was superlative being knowledgable and affable....More

Thank BT3rd
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Thank you for a great review of the castle, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Alan, whose passion for his subject is fantastic. Our volunteer guides are fantastic and we love it when they get a mention on Tripadvisor.

Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle as part of our anniversary trip to jersey. The castle was fascinating with so much to see and a lot of history to find out about. We decided to wait for the guided tour with Alan which was...More

Thank fergsy
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Went to this castle today with the wife. We had the option of walking in the castle by ourselves or wait 20 minutes for a guided tour. We went for a guided tour with Alan who was very informative and knew so much on the...More

Thank Scotty1861
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best castles we have visited! Lots of spiral stairs, rooftops and cellars to explore! Great for kids of all ages - with stocks, art, dressing up, a play area, sculpture, history and fantastic views! This is one place in Jersey...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed November 21, 2017

You could watch over to France from the top. There was some creepy corner and chamber in the castle, it frightened us. Anyway you could find a room, where you could try some old medieval dress. I liked the little gardens. I think it is...More

Thank Noémi F
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Loved this castle (bit hooked on them really). The views are stunning and you can feel the history of it. There are many steps so if you are less mobile perhaps not the place for you. Hidden treasures worth looking for - saying no more....More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Superb piece of history. Well worth day visit. Went both ways on local buses for our visit. Spent whole just lazily enjoying the place without any rush. There were guided tours information displays available plus demonstrations.More

Thank DarnBurk
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the castle, we hope you had good weather to see the views from the top over the bay and to France. We remain open throughout the winter, on restricted days during the normal week and we...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, loads of history and well worth spending a couple of hours to see everything, including all of the nooks and crannies of the castle. One word of advice, there are a LOT of steps so not really suitable for those for...More

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jambert732017
November 10, 2017|
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Response from kenneth H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there is an entrance fee to the castle. There are lovely views of Gorey once your up to the top of the castle. There are lots of steps .
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jambert732017
November 1, 2017|
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Response from redkenobi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we got the bus from the St Helier town centre and it took about 30 mins mainly along the coast. We spent a couple of hours around the castle. The village is small with coffee shops and restaurants. It was a great morning... More
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TWG1741
November 1, 2017|
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Response from champagne020 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can go onto the Liberation Bus Station timetable online and see details of journeys and buses.You get off at Gorey Pier the castle is on the coast buses are really easy and drivers and bus station very helpful
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