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Carisbrooke Castle

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Address: | Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
Phone Number: +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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US$66.84*
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Isle of Wight Day Trip from London
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Delightful Castle and surroundings

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short brisk walk from Newport and up a steep hill to the castle. Walking around the castle walls wonderful 360 degree vistas of the IOW and just demonstrates what a strategic place it originally was. A seperate building once occupied by Princess Beatrice has a lot of interesting artifacts and also has a bedroom that was occupied by Charles... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we got through the door we were immediately asked about becoming a heritage member- I said no thank you for now but lady still collard my husband to talk more. When paying for the entry ticket we were asked if we would like to donate tax if Uk resident- that was another 80p pr person- then pay... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have visited this attraction a number of times over the last five years and we always have an enjoyable day. The only down side is the bombarded from staff wanting you to take out an English heritage membership. We had to say no on four occasions to the same person as soon as we entered the... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little castle, up on a hill with gorgeous views, and an absolute wealth of things to do and see and find out about it there. I shan't go into details, because I want you to have the joy of discovery, just as we did.We popped in for an hour and stayed more or less all day.... More 

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and brought up on the Island, so Carisbrooke Castle has always been a thrill to visit. I hadn't been for some years, and also wanted to take my husband. He loved it! it is romantic, picturesque, just gorgeous. Excellent staff and guides, to explain just about every part and amazing views across the Island from the ramparts.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we thought entry seemed quite pricey, but we realised that there was a lot to see and we learnt quite a lot too! We also got to see Jack the donkey turning the wheel for the well, which was really lovely to see and all the donkeys were clearly well looked after and loved. It was really nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful attraction. You can feel the history when you walk into the Castle. Amazing views over the Island from the ramparts. Great cafe with delicious cake! Fascinating to watch the Castle donkeys "walk the wheel". Obviously very well cared for. A definite "must see " when on the Island.

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