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Yarmouth Castle

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Address: Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
Phone Number: 01983 760 678
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Interesting old castle

I visited the castle in October on a Sunday. It is an interesting place with some great views from the former site of gun emplacements. Immediately adjacent to where the ferry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Subwebman
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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visited this because as an English Heritage member we can visit without paying extra. As a non member it would be a 30-45 minute visit not an all day afair. It gave a great insight into the castle and how it was used to protect the area

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A great place to visit for all ages. Very informative notice boards covering all aspects of the castle's history from cannons to kitchens to sleeping quarters to armouries to magazine gunpowder dumps. To cap it all a brilliant view of the Solent from the top floor of the building. Well worth the £4.50

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Thank ScotinEngland
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I visited the castle in October on a Sunday. It is an interesting place with some great views from the former site of gun emplacements. Immediately adjacent to where the ferry docks too!

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Thank Subwebman
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This small castle guards the entrance to Yarmouth and was of great importance in medieval times. Surrounded by the pubs, restaurants and ferry terminal it is partially hidden from view.

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Thank bdon257
Wells, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We probably would not have bothered with this if we had not been members of English Heritage, but actually it is a fascinating example of a small, but important, fortification. There is more to it than you can see from outside, including a kitchen. You also get a great view from the top, by the flagpole that John mentions, including... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is an important Tudor castle and well worth a visit. The entrance is tucked away and hard to find, but the scope of the building and its history are amazing.

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Thank Andy P
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Another castle that baffles the mind. There's not a lot too the Castle as in ruins etc and appears to be a patch of grass with a flag pole in it and is situated in the middle of the town. However no dogs are allowed. They can go In the pub round the corner but not on a patch of... More 

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Thank Howard John H
Halstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Quite a small castle. Interesting but a bit underwhelming. It is what it is and worth a look if you are in Yarmouth.

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Thank Anne M
Chard
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54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a very small castle with few rooms but there is enough to interest visitors and the views are great. It is also a good place to watch the ferry docking! Doesn't seem to have been a good posting for those who had to man the castle for real.

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Thank Maggieanne49
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Not much to see, mostly empty rooms. Just posters to read and windows to look out of. Hard to find, blink and you'll miss the entrance!

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