Mont Orgueil Castle

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.
Sculpture inside the castle
The Wounded Man exhibit
The ramparts of Mont Orgueil Castle

Mont Orgueil Castle is an exciting place to visit. 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 of urine’, and descend into the cellar to experience the 'witchcraft' 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.

Top 5 things to do at Mont Orgueil Castle

1. See the Dance of Death
2. Visit the Witches in Hell
3. Find out about the Prayer Nuts
4. See the unusual Wheel of Urine
5. Look at the list of soldiers garrisoned at the Castle in the 15th century

How to get there:

Routes 1, 1a (no Sunday service) and 2 (no Sunday service) stop at Gorey Pier.
Cycle routes 1 and 3

Disc and paycard parking at Gorey Harbour and on Gorey Coast Road. Free public car park at Long Beach. Pedestrian access from P’tite Ruelle Muchie, Gorey Harbour Pier and via the main entrance at the Castle Green off Route de la Côte.

Seasonal status:

Open Daily, 10:00 - 18:00 (until 2nd Nov 2014). Open Fri - Mon, 10:00-16:00 (From 3rd Nov until 1 Apr 2015)

Contact Information:

Phone:
+44 (0)1534 853292
Email:
info@jerseyheritage.org
Address:
Gorey, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6ET
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