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County - Jersey | Map
Tel code: 01534 | code search
Postcode: JE3 | code search
Population: 500
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Battle of the Flowers

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May
Gorey Fête de la Mer

August
Gorey Fête
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Maison Gorey Hotel
"Good Points: Great service from all the staff Bad Points: Very noisey heater exhaust at the rear of the building, which effecs many rear of building rooms;a front room would be ..." More

Village Bistro
"We had three wonderful meals here during a recent four day break in Jersey. Scallops for a light lunch on our first day, followed by rack of lamb for ..." More

Village Bistro
"This is definately one to NOT visit! I reserved a table for 27th Dec for two very special friends visiting from the UK. I live on the Island and have ..." More

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The charming little town of Gorey (or Gourait) is about 5 to 8 miles from St Helier, depending upon whether you choose the inland route or the more scenic coastal route. Gorey has one of the Island of Jersey's three main harbours. It has a picturesque row of houses along its harbour. Below the castle there is a pier, which is the annual site for La Fete de la Mare. The strategic positioning of the harbour has led to it having been fortified since at least as far back as the Iron Age. The division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204 led to the creation of a castle at Mount Orgueil, built to help repel potential French invaders. The castle also served as residence for the Governors of Jersey until the 16th century when Elizabeth Castle was built at St Helier. The magnificent castle at Mount Orgueil overlooks the harbour at Gorey, but was saved from demolition only by intervention from Sir Walter Raleigh. He opposed a plan to recycle its stones for the new castle at St Helier with the words 'twere pity to cast it down'. This popular tourist destination has many hotels to choose from, including Beachcombers, The Beausite Hotel, The Dolphin Hotel, La Maison Gorey, The Seascale Hotel, The Moorings and The Old Court House Hotel.

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Mont Orgueil Castle

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Castle Green Pub and Bistro

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Castle Green Pub and Bistro
Jersey Pottery Restaurant
Suma's
Village Bistro

Places to Stay near Gorey

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The Venue Hotel (93.71 miles)

The Venue Hotel
Dorset’s premier hotel, located on Portland’s historic cliff tops with beautiful panoramic views. Our modern rooms make The Venue Hotel an ideal weekend retreat or perfect venue for weddings and conferences with state of the ... More | visit website
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Portland Lodge (95.10 miles)

Portland Lodge

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A warm and welcoming base to discover the beautiful Dorset coast, the lodge is situated at the heart of the Jurassic coast, at the summit of the Isle of Portland. Close to ... More

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The Heights Hotel - Portland (95.37 miles)

The Heights Hotel - Portland
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The Heights Hotel is a 3* hotel set on the summit of Portland amidst newly awarded World Heritage site. We are a Modern, friendly hotel with high standards of both accommodation and ... More
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Blacknor Cottage (95.71 miles)

Blacknor Cottage
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The Aqua (96.24 miles)

The Aqua
The Aqua is on the Isle of Portland, a headland connected to rest of England by Chesil Beach, a short walk away. The Aqua, constructed of Portland Stone, with a clean modern interior is situated on ... More | visit website
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Kingston Country Courtyard (97.73 miles)

Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston Country Courtyard gives you a taste of authentic farmstead life in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated in open countryside on a picturesque ridge amid the beautiful Purbeck Hills, it offers spectacular views ... More | visit website
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Scott Arms Hotel (97.91 miles)

Scott Arms Hotel
The Scott Arms, located in Kingston near Corfe Castle. We offer B&B accommodation which has been recently renovated to a very high standard along with our delicious locally-sourced breakfasts, we believe The Scott Arms is ... More | visit website
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Kimmeridge Farmhouse (98.01 miles)

Kimmeridge Farmhouse
Kimmeridge farm Bed and Breakfast is located on a gentle slope in the village of Kimmeridge, with views of Kimmeridge Bay over their own farmland which stretches from the highest point in Purbeck (Swyre Head) ... More
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Old Castle Hotel (98.46 miles)

Old Castle Hotel
The Old Castle Hotel is situated half way between Weymouth and Portland so is ideally placed for all activities. Weymouth can be walked to via a fantastic view across Portland and Weymouth bay within ten ... More | visit website
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Lulworth Mill House (98.63 miles)

Lulworth Mill House
Lulworth Mill House is located on the Cove in West Lulworth, situated in the Isle of Purbeck and in the centre of the unique and beautiful World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

It has a modern bistro, outside ... More | visit website

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