Mont Orgueil Castle, perched dramatically on the east coast of Jersey, is a medieval fortress steeped in history and commanding breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the French coastline. Originally built in the 13th century to defend against French invasions, the castle has served as a strategic stronghold for centuries including occupation by German forces during the Second World War when its gun turrets were constructed.
The castle's architecture demonstrates the evolution of military engineering. Visitors can explore its maze of rooms, climb the turrets for panoramic vistas, and discover the well-preserved artifacts within. Mont Orgueil's strategic location and historical significance make it a symbol of Jersey's resilience and a compelling destination for those seeking a journey through the island's storied past.