Mont Orgueil Castle - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and rooms to discover hidden treasures. Please note, the main gate access to the castle may be closed due to building work. There is alternative access from the footpath along Gorey Pier.


Opening Times

Opening Times

Open daily 10am to 6pm, Wednesday 25 March 2015 to Sunday 1 November 2015 then;
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm from Monday 2 November until March 2016.
Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 December


Admission Prices

Members Adult (16+) Child (6 to 16) Senior (65+) Student (16+) in full time education or holds a student card Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £11.95 £7.30 £10.90 £7.30 £34.00

Free admission to children under 6 years old

Find out about the Heritage Pass - Unlimited access to 4 must see attractions for the price of 3

Jersey Heritage 4 for 3 pass
Location

Location

Castle Green Gorey St Martin, Jersey JE3 6ET For more information call +44 (0)1534 853 292

Latitude: 49.199541, Longitude: -2.0190


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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.  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.  Read more about the restoration of the castle.

 

Access

Please note, the main gate access to the castle may be closed due to building work.  There is alternative access from the footpath along Gorey Pier.

 

Top 5 things to do at Mont Orgueil Castle

1) Picturesque Medieval castle

2) Amazing views across the sea to the French coast

3)  The Witches in Hell

4) The Wheel of Urine

5) Don’t miss light artist Chris Levine’s holographic portrait of the Queen.

 

Free Walking Guide

Explore Jersey with our series of walking guides taking in many of the Island's landmarks, heritage and visitor attractions. Our walks have been developed by a Jersey Blue Badge Guide, who knows the Island inside-out. 

Towards Le Vieux Château - find out more.

From the Seymour Inn public house to the mighty Mont Orgueil Castle, this walk takes in the landscape and local maritime history.

 

Guide Book and Audio Tour

2 guide books are available to buy at the castle or from the Trails and Tours area on this website.  Download the Mont Orgueil Castle audio tour.

 

Facilities and Access

Payment: On arrival, by cash (Sterling or Euros accepted), credit/debit card (not Diners Club or American Express)

Organised groups: 15% discount for groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by completing the form here.

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

Buses and cycle routes: Route 1 and route 1b stop at Gorey Pier and Island Explorer green route, Jersey cycle routes 1 and 3

Refreshments: A café is on the premises

Gift Shop: The Jersey Heritage gift shop, selling gifts and souvenirs relating to the castle and to Jersey is located at the castle and is open to visitors and non-visitors.

Access arrangements: Unfortunately the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment

Dogs: No dogs allowed, except guide dogs





Family Adventure Days ->

Join Jersey Adventures for a fun day of activity including Archery, Abseiling and Treasure Hunting at the Jersey Adventures Activity Centre, Mont Orgueil Castle and the surrounding area.

Six Sites of Summer ->

During the school summer holidays, visit a Jersey Heritage site to discover new stories, have a go at art activities, trails, crafts and games. Visit all of them over the summer and collect a Six Sites of Summer certificate!

Shakespeare at the Castle: The Merchant of Venice ->

Set in beautiful 16th century Venice, one of Shakespeare's finest plays is brought magically to life in this lively production - this is white-knuckle suspense and swooning romance throughout all set against the iconic backdrop of Mont Orgueil Castle.

Living History at Mont Orgueil Castle ->

Meet the castle's story tellers, watch the sport of kings or step back in time with the man at arms. History comes to life at the castle with something different to see almost every day. From 4 May to 29 September.