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Mont Orgueil Castle
Historically, the Castle protected Jersey against French invasion for 600 years, but it is now open for the public.

Mont Orgueil Castle

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2020 Opening Times

2nd Jan to 6th Feb: Saturdays only 10am to 4pm

7th Feb to 27th Mar: Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm

28th Mar to1st Nov: Daily 10am to 6pm

2nd Nov to 30th Dec: Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm

Closed 1st January, 25th, 26th and 31st December

Entry

Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £13.40 | Seniors: £12.00 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £8.70 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £39.80

Heritage Pass

4 sites for the price of 3 - on sale at all Heritage sites

Contact Details

Telephone: 01534 853292

Email: info@jerseyheritage.org

Website

www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/mont-orgueil-castle

About Mont Orgueil

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.

Top Five Things to Do at Mont Orgueil

  • See the Dance of Death
  • Visit the Witches in Hell
  • Find out about the Prayer Nuts
  • See the unusual Wheel of Urine
  • Look at the list of soldiers garrisoned at the Castle in the 15th century

Why not book our History & Heritage package. For details check here

Recommended Accommodation

Where can I park?

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.

Is there disabled access?

Unfortunately the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment. No dogs, except guide dogs.

Can I get the bus?

Bus routes 1 and 1b stop at Gorey Pier, a short walk away.

Location

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