Mont Orgueil Castle - Places to Visit - Jersey Heritage

Explore one of the world’s finest examples of a medieval castle which has cast its shadow over the beautiful fishing village of Gorey for over 800 years. Take in breathtaking views of the French coast as you delve into the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures.

Opening Times

Opening Times

11 March to 30 October- Daily - 10am to 6pm
31 October to 19 December- Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 10am to 4pm or dusk
20 December to 30 December - Daily - 10am to 4pm or dusk
24,25, 26 & 31 December - Closed

1 January - Closed

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 £12.15 £7.40 £11 £7.40 £35.20

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


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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Mont Orgueil Castle has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. One of the finest examples of a medieval fortress in existence, Mont Orgueil has witnessed many of the key events that have shaped Jersey’s history.

Explore the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover gruesome tales and hidden treasures.  

Learn the story of the Castle through specially commissioned artwork, climb the turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’, and make your way if you dare into the cellar to study the 'witchcraft' exhibit.

High on the battlements, with their commanding view of the surrounding hillsides and distant French coast, stand shoulder to shoulder with wooden soldiers who ‘guard’ the Castle.

Read more about the restoration of the castle.

Top 5 things to do at Mont Orgueil Castle

1) See the Dance of Death statue hidden within the castle

2) Amazing views across the sea to the French coast

3) Walk down the staircase to find the Witches in Hell

4) Discover the Wheel of Urine

5) Find the Prayer Nuts in one of the castle's rooms

Heritage Detective Trails

Test your power of observation and become a Heritage detective – work your way around the 6 sites to see if you can spot all of the images on each trail. Each image is a photographic detail of a piece of art, an object or part of a building.

It's not too easy for big kids and not too difficult for the little ones!

Download your trail  here.


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.  If space allows there is disabled parking in the staff car park next to the castle (please contact us in advance to arrange this parking).

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

Hearing loop available at reception and a portable hearing loop is available for groups if requested in advance

Access Statement

Read the access statement for Mont Orgueil Castle (.docx version)

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Join Jersey Heritage for an evening of Halloween Horror in a 13th century castle.