Jersey Holidays – Gorey Town

Ultra-touristy twin towns. Gorey Village is a cluster of neat cottages with lilies blooming in front gardens, while Gorey Harbour is bright with sailing boats and town houses tucked under the dominating facade of Mont Orgueil Castle.

Lots of hotels, restaurants and shops in Gorey Harbour, but not a base for those with cars – they have to be moved every 3 hours or so. Bicycles – possibly the best way to get around. Or optionally, Jersey Pottery has a huge car park and pleasant gardens in which to eat seafood salad; their efficient self-service cafeteria amply caters for the hordes. You can watch potters at work in small glass-fronted buildings dotted about the flower arbours or step inside to observe the processes in close-up.

Nearby is the Linden Tree Tearoom – formerly Gorey’s Catholic church with crosses still on the gates – serving teas with Jersey cream on tables outside.

Mont Orgueil Castle is a medieval fortress built to protect Jersey from French raiders.  Tableaux and a small museum illustrate important events in the castle’s history, and on a clear day you can see across to Mont St Michel in France!

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