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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gorey JE3 6ET
+44 1534 853292
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2011

We live in Jersey and support the Jersey Tourism places in every possible way. We are members of the Jersey heritage group and take our young children regularly to all of the attractions. Most of these are excellent and provide great places to visit and...More

10  Thank Durrant40
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The castle was interesting with great views, we had lots of info from volunteer at gate and brilliant archer in costume. We think a map, at least, should be provided with a £12 entrance fee to help visitors navigate through the space.

3  Thank ChristineinYorks
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All reviews well worth a visit nooks and crannies fantastic views mont orgueil worth the climb guided tour jersey heritage gorey harbour steep steps great place to visit couple of hours there are so many sunny day st helier art installations information boards entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting talk by tour guide Daniel. Must be pretty fit to climb all the steps though. Lots of interesting things for children too. A bit windy!

Thank 433michelle
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Up the top of the Castle it does get a bit windy! Thanks for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your free tour with Daniel.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see castle to visit while you are in gorey village on jersey it is avery steep climb but well worth the walk around the castle and when you get to the top of the castle there are views of grey village...More

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning walk around to get up to it and great places to take photographs of the surrounding area. Steep climb in places but well worth it! You could book guided tours as well, but we didn’t do this. A great place to visit as it...More

Thank Sarahnliam49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised when the guide in the ticket office said that it would take us at least 1 1/2 hours to get round the castle - he wasn’t exaggerating! It is quite a widespread castle - so do see the 6 minute video first...More

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see place if visiting Jersey. The bus stops at the base of the cliff and walk a few minutes to get to the castle entrance. It is a big place with lots of nooks and crannies and lots of steps! Very...More

Thank ThisIsMyOpinion2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love castles and this one was very impressive, built on such a steep site and with hundreds of years of history it is worth a visit, for the views if nothing else! There are lost of hidden places to find and things to see,...More

Thank TMRDavies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for people with walking difficulties as a fair amount of uphill climbing involved,thousands of sometimes very steep steps,that's the negative out the way Positives,lots of history in this castle,plenty exhibits around,wheel of urine..hmmm,lots of rooms to visit,can easily get "lost"unless with a guide,fabulous views...More

Thank IAN W
jerseyheritage365, Public Relations Manager at Mont Orgueil Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to this castle and to Elizabeth Castle too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By no means the biggest castle I’ve ever visited but the experience was fantastic. The sense of history starts with the walk up to the entrance and the exhibits in each of the rooms are really interesting. The names of all the archers that served...More

Thank KJR10000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was interesting and fairly informative. Although we did feel spoilt having visited Elizabeth Castle the previous day. This site just didn't hold the same level of interest and enjoyment for us. We can't put our finger on it, but we felt it lacked...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only in Jersey for short weekend, castle was near our hotel. Lovely to look at and stunning for pictures. Didn't get to up to it.

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11 November 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 .
1 November 2017|
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
1 November 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