Mont Orgueil Castle

“A fortification that had defended Jersey for 600 years” - VisitEngland Assessor

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St Martin, Jersey

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Explore one of Europe’s finest examples of a medieval castle in a stunning location above the picturesque fishing village of Gorey. The 13th century fortress was built to resist invasion by marauding French armies and has witnessed many of the key events in Jersey’s colourful history. Imaginative exhibits, treasures and artwork provide a different perspective on witchcraft, torture and medieval medicine, while our local guides and reenactors bring alive the story of the castle.

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Mont Orgueil Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle,Gorey,ST MARTIN,Jersey,JE3 6ET

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About the area

Discover Jersey

Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.

Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.

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