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Carisbrooke Castle

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Intresting day, a good day out from a Donkey house complete with Donkey drawing water from the well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colin P
Ryde, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit. Great place. Unique.

Set in a rural location close to Newport this castle is a must place to visit. A true piece of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
michael l
Slough, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Carisbrooke Castle Castle Hill | Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
+44 1983 522107
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Intresting day, a good day out from a Donkey house complete with Donkey drawing water from the well inside a large treed wheel. Walk right around the walls, small church inside to visit a museum which hold some intresting exhibits very much worth a visit....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colin P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Set in a rural location close to Newport this castle is a must place to visit. A true piece of English heritage. A great place to take the kids and has a good educational value with loads to explore. King Charles 1 was held prisoner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michael l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a very quiet day at the beginning of January and had the place to ourselves. We enjoyed walking around the walls and seeing the views across the island and Newport. We loved meeting the donkeys and seeing them in the courtyard just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good visit. Site full of history and a wonderful walk around the ramparts and seeing the donkey wind the water wheel

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only open 10-4 at weekends, no audio guides but information boards dotted around the site, all available rooms open, very interesting to walk around esp the museum, nice little cafe, we spent 4 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Would strongly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j w
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This has to be one of the best attractions on the Isle of Wight. A really good castle with plenty to see and do. Fantastic for families. The donkey display was brilliant, my children loved it. Happily return!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Woodabell
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Carisbrooke castle didnt really feature on our itinerary when travelling to IoW with our young kids. We came here as we had taken the English heritage earlier in the day at tge Orborne palace. Glad that we came here. its not a huge castle, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Visited on a changeable day weather wise on Remembrance Sunday. It was moving to see the crosses and poppies left in memory of the fallen service personnel of IoW origin in the gardens. We missed the service in the small chapel but found it worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Three of us visited this English Heritage site in September. We were all surprised how interesting we found it. A planned 2 hour visit took at least 4 hours. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

As with all historic buildings this one has loads of history so to appreciate it you really do need to read up on it before visiting to make the most of what is there. I personally would like to see guided tours and also enactments...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra C
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6 September 2018|
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Response from TapWater_Reviews | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we saw a range of dogs there, just not on the highest points of the castle walls!
7 June 2018|
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Response from BimblingA1 | Reviewed this property |
Hiya. I don’t work there I’m afraid so can’t answer with certainty but if memory serves properly there are several demos from mid morning to mid afternoon. I think they’re about every 45 mins? Could ring and check?
emma e
8 April 2018|
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Response from Addztaylor-123 | Reviewed this property |
8 bells, its just at the bottom of the hill from carisbrooke castle