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We went during February whilst on a short break to Norton Grange. Unfortunately most of it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Great little find

Stumbled on this little gem it looked very small however this castle had quite a bit to look at... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Yarmouth Castle Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went during February whilst on a short break to Norton Grange. Unfortunately most of it was closed, however it was interesting reading the history and viewing what we could

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Stumbled on this little gem it looked very small however this castle had quite a bit to look at great views of the sea good educational stuff for kids plus dog friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is a small ruin operated by English Heritage (not National Trust as one reviewer seems to thing!). It provides excellent views of the Solent, ad is immediately adjacent to the ferry terminal. If you are planning a visit, be warned that it closes for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Instead of spending out on food in a local cafe why not make a picnic and pay the entrance fee on what you would have spend in the cafe? The is a lovely quiet grassed area with picnic benches and great views. Of course for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

It's a small castle but the gunfire it could have laid down would have been devastating to an approaching enemy. If Yarmouth Castle missed, Hurst Castle across The Solent would have got 'em! It was a very windy day on our visit and the upper...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Father-Brian
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It's not the biggest castle in the world, but it is well preserved and interesting. Great views across the Solent, provided the ferry isn't docked. Interesting displays and exhibitions. Best value if you're an NT member.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richardwA6013ED
Reviewed 17 September 2018

There was not very much to see, apart from views across the Solent. So dissapointing if you had to pay the entrance fee

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MerseaRay
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Quaint little castle. Quite homely! Doesn't take much time to go round,but I'm pleased we have taken time out to see it. Lovely views. Interesting bits to read.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindabits
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A National Trust property, this defensive fort protected the mainland where the Yar River meets the Solent. Situated within the walls of Yarmouth, a quaint village on the Isle of Wight, it was commissioned by Henry VIII and provides a self-guided tour of the Fort...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 62Virgo
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little castle to visit. Interesting information about the history of the castle and inhabitants. Picnic tables overlooking the sea, a very pretty view. If the ferry is in though does spoil the view. Small gift shop. Will fill an hour if in the town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Janet T | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of rooms at both levels to look at, and shelter in, however the open area at the top would be very exposed if the weather was poor. If you are paying to go in (i.e. not an English Heritage member), it... More
30 December 2017|
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Response from WILDSURFER2019 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheila its wildsurfer here you might have a little difficulty with a scooter as there is two levels to Yarmouth castle, a ground level and a first level you can definetly gain access very easily on the first level but... More
31 July 2017|
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Response from WILDSURFER2019 | Reviewed this property |
Hi AuraUk it should take at least 10 to 15 mins to tour the castle but if you like reading and increasing your general knowledge , it should take approximately an hour to an hour and a half depending on how interested you... More