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Carisbrooke Castle

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Address: | Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
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+44 1983 522107
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer...

An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence. Carisbrooke is a quintessential romantic castle. Here you'll find loveable donkeys, a fascinating museum and an Edwardian garden. Your can also experience hundreds of years of history with entertaining events in the summer.

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I like it, time nicely spent.

This castle was a part of our IOW holiday trip. We all really like it, my son was delighted with the donkeys and the story. Is not the biggest place but well recommended to all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle was a part of our IOW holiday trip. We all really like it, my son was delighted with the donkeys and the story. Is not the biggest place but well recommended to all the family especially in nice weather.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

in all my years of going to the IOW with my Family I have always neglected Carisbrooke, I really couldn't tell you why, but last Halloween I decided to rectify it especially with the events that were going on with the Isle of Fright. Firstly let me tell you, this is an amazing castle well preserved and full of character,... More 

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Thank xanadu5579
Dorset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to a castle and was not disappointed. Nicely kept grounds and you could feel the history within. Shop very expensive though so came away with no souvenirs.

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Thank fredDorset_England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this castle and have to admit it was a lovely day out. Sun was shining and the views where lovely. People friendly and welcoming. Donkeys are very charming too. Definitely worth a visit if your ever in the area.

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Thank KenuKaLu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful visit. The castle was shrouded in mist which gave it an eerie feel which I loved. Unfortunately there were no views to be seen thanx to the must but I still loved every minute. I will be back on a sunny day.

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Thank Sheryn J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here a couple of times a year and it's always clean well presented and well organised. The kids love dressing up in the costumes and watching the jousting

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself was closed when we visited but we had a lovely time walking with our dogs around the outside of the castle. Very impressive structure with spectacular views. We plan to go back when the castle is open

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Thank Elizabeth S
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visiting Carisbrooke Castle on a dull day didn't dampen our spirits. The Castle is well appointed, clearly sign posted with information panels for its different buildings and areas. A video film is worth viewing albeit rather child friendly and a little cheesy! Walking along the ramparts and bastions, having a very informative talk by the handler who demonstrated with Jigsaw,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, after the trouble of getting there, no direct bus or train to help the tourist, which you would expect the Isle of Wight Tourist Board to help with, you will be well rewarded for your efforts. Very interesting indeed, with lots of ancient history, fun for the kids in the form of the donkeys, a nice tea rooms and,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great day out, join the Ghost walks during Halloween, they are great fun. The whole castle is wonderful & ooses history.

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