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View of Gorey Castle in Mont Orgueil, Jersey

View of Gorey Castle in Mont Orgueil, Jersey
Gorey Castle is a castle in Mont Orgueil (Gorey Harbour), Jersey.
Mont Orgueil is a castle in Jersey. It is located overlooking the harbour of Gorey. It is also called Gorey Castle by English-speakers, and lé Vièr Châté (the Old Castle) by Jèrriais-speakers.
The site had been fortified in the prehistoric period, but the construction of the castle was undertaken following the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204.
The castle was the primary defence of the Island until the development of gunpowder which then rendered the castle ultimately indefensible from Mont Saint Nicholas, the adjacent hill which overlooks the castle.
The Guersney Island was home to French poet, playwrighter, novelist, statesman, human rights activist Victor Hugo, whose house provides an intriguing monument to his 15-year exile.
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Ester
Ester
Beautiful place Demetrius
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Ester
Thank you very much Ester! Greetings ;))
8 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
Encore un peu d'histoire....merci
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Nadine
Merci Nadine !!!
8 years ago.
Sylvain &  Clem'S
Sylvain & Clem'S
Belle vue de l'ile de V. Hugo
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Sylvain & Clem'S
Merci beaucoup Laurialies & Clem'S !!
8 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
I was thinking it had a little nordish feel
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
Jersey and Guernsey, two islands to visit !!
8 years ago.