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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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US$65.86*
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Isle of Wight Day Trip from London
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Lovely setting

My son and I had a great time exploring the castle and grounds lovely views, very quiet as out side most school holiday's

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a cool february day, the clouds made it a little bleak. It is a little expensive for what it is - when compared to other castles that I have been to. The views are delightful, and the staff very helpful. The donkeys are a rare treat as they live in the castle in stables - ideal for children of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Carisbrooke Caslte August 2016 - it was a busy day and sent around to the overflow car park, we were asked if we had any mobility problems, we said no as although 60+ no mobility problems, but was shocked at the step path expected to take from the field up to Carisbrooke Castle, It was a very steep chalk... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I had a great time exploring the castle and grounds lovely views, very quiet as out side most school holiday's

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Thank MrsD62
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see.. donkeys in wheels , chapel where Charles 1 prayed... so may twists and turns in the castle and beautiful grounds as well. Good for youngsters as well as grownups

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see! Very clean and all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Breathtaking views from the walk around the top.

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

Having found out through our English Heritage membership that Carisbrooke castle had a holiday apartment, that was it, knew I had to be 'king of the castle' for a few days and my wife and I booked it. On arrival, we were met by the housekeeper, Ann. We were shown to our apartment for the 4 days that we were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the castle as it is only open on Saturdays and Sunday's during January and therefore we had to choose between this site and Osbourne house on a very wet Sunday. Osbourne house won unfortunately.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly loved Carisbrooke Castle. It was really quiet & we managed to pick up a 2 for 1 voucher at the ferry port, which was a bonus. The castle is really interesting & well kept. The ground are great for a walk or for kids to run around on. The museum was really interesting with lots of artefacts. It's mainly... More 

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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