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Mont Orgueil Castle

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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...more
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All reviews well worth a visit nooks and crannies fantastic views mont orgueil guided tour worth the climb jersey heritage gorey harbour steep steps great place to visit couple of hours art installations sunny day there are so many st helier information boards entrance fee
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a very steep walk but we managed it with a little help from a very strong arm! it was well worth the effort - the view the history a joy and the view over Gorey. The bus service is also very good to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorey is beautiful, and the castle on the top of the hill makes for some fantastic photographic opportunities. The views from the top are fantastic, of the clear blue sea, areas of the castle below, the harbour, and some beautiful houses. I also saw some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank victorian986
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this castle using our 4 for 3 tourist ticket, its accessed via a steep ramp from the town square (the thin green line on the above map). It's a must on the tourist trail with plenty of information boards dotted around the castle,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Connie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely visit in the sunshine. Excellent views and more to see than we first thought. Quite a lot of stairs, however. You need to be pretty fit to tackle them all. Saw a few lizards scampering around near the walls. Interesting portraits of the Queen.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank anne081
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You will certainly have to walk a lot of stairs to visit very corner of the castle, we are so pleased you made it to the top and took in the excellent views across to France. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large castle way up on the hill. Quite a climb to the top. Impressive views when up there though. Tours are available though we did not do one. Quite an interesting castle.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClanAnderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look at the picture and you can see you have to go quite a way up before you reach the castle - that is all steps. Then it is more steps all the way from there on. The rooms do not have many displays in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dbeckhamEssex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castle was most impressive, tagging on a guided tour is not something I would often do, glad we did, learned lots. Plenty of steps but the final view was well worth it. A piece of History well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nick w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning place to visit, perfect for a half day visit. Make sure you go online and visit the website to download the free audio tour too. Amazing views from the top.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Andytravel030890
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

JP Hamon-Cole our guide/caretaker for the castle was not just informative, but brought the entire history to life with several anecdotal stories making it a very memorable experience. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Jersey, UK!

Date of experience: March 2019
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jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brilliant review JP is excellent isn't he. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and praise one of our castle team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour from Daniel. Enthusiastic speaker. Learned lots. Probably saw more of the castle than I would have alone as I’m very wary of circular staircases. But I followed him without thinking about it some interesting artworks around too. Great way to spend a couple...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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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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