Visitors will enjoy exploring the towers (with their stunning views making the 198 steps to the top worth the effort, and decommissioned cannons pointing towards France), turrets (where you will find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’!), dungeons (to explore the witchcraft exhibit) and gardens (where you can have your picture taken in stocks).
The Castle also hosts ‘living history’ days, complete with jousting knights, and Chris Levine and Rob Munday’s exhibition ‘The Queen’ (featuring an impressive holographic portrait of Her Majesty). The Castle was featured in a Time Team episode in 2011 and has a licensed café and gift shop. A great attraction for kids.
Where? Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, St Martin JE3 6ET
When? Open from 2 January to 7 February, Saturdays only – 10am to 4pm
Open from 8 February to 28 March – Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – 10am to 4pm
Open daily from 29 March to 3 November – 10am to 6pm
Open from 4 November to 30 December- Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – 10am to 4pm
24, 25, 26 and 31 December
Free admission to children under 6 years old
|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)|
Main Image courtesy of Jean Lelliott