28th Mar to 1st Nov: Daily 10am to 6pm
2nd Nov to 30th Dec: Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm
Closed 1st January, 25th, 26th and 31st December
Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £13.40 | Seniors: £12.00 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £8.70 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £39.80
4 sites for the price of 3 - on sale at all Heritage sites
Telephone: 01534 853292
The magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle dominates the East coast of Jersey. Historically, the Castle protected Jersey against French invasion for 600 years, but it is now open for the public to explore its maze of staircases, towers and secret rooms. 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.
The Castle is home to several exhibitions, including “The Queen” by light artist Chris Levine and holographer Rob Munday, which features, “Equanimity”, a world-renowned holographic portrait of Her Majesty commissioned as part of Jersey’s celebrations of its 800-year-old relationship with the monarchy.
The Castle also hosts many “living history” days and events, with actors bringing the past to life. In recent years, Mont Orgueil has been host to Channel 4's Time Team as well as the canvas for ground-breaking film work during Jersey's very own Branchage Film Festival, proving that this fantastic heritage site is still evolving and contributing to modern Jersey history.
Why not book our History & Heritage package. For details check here
The Beachcombers is a very pleasant hotel, perfect for enjoying the countryside as well as the beach.
There is disc and paycard parking at Gorey Harbour and on Gorey Coast Road. There is also a free public car park at Long Beach.
Unfortunately the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment. No dogs, except guide dogs.
Bus routes 1 and 1b stop at Gorey Pier, a short walk away.