We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yarmouth Castle

Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
01983 760 678
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
16 visitor photos
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    26
    14
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Kent, England
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We very much enjoyed our visit. It was certainly something different in the castle line, and somewhere you can take everything in, in under an hour, and then simply enjoy the views. An ideal introduction to the feel of a castle for young children? They would not have time to get bored, and would enjoy many aspects, such as climbing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Tucked away behind ferry office. Interesting little place especially barrel rooms. Structure etc. Good views from the top of the castle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Grinstead
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited Yarmouth Castle as we have English Heritage membership and were passing through on the way to Colwell Bay. It is tucked away down a small alleyway but worth the find; it is small but steeped in history and there are quite a few rooms to see - numerous photo opportunities and great views out across The Solent; definitely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chatham, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Worth seeking out to take in 30-45 minutes in Yarmouth. Whilst quite small it has a number of rooms open and furnished in period style on the lower floors. At the higher level there are good views over the Solent and some more open rooms, though these are not furnished there is a video presentation and lots of information on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Tucked away near the car port. The Museum was good. Not a lot left of it but loved the gunpowder room.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Another of Henry VIII's coastal fortifications ticked from our to see list and a very different feel from most of the others. A unique location right in the middle of historic Yarmouth (the Isle of Wight's nicest town - well we think so anyway) and hard by the ferry terminal to Lymington. Certainly a unique experience to stand on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had difficulty locating this property as we understand the local authority has removed the signage, but it's well worth persevering and finding it. It's not a huge property, but the rooms to view give a very good impression what it would have been like to live and work there as a master gunner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very small castle but with quite a bit of history and some great views of the Solent,only £4 and around half an hour to look round it all so perfect if you are early for your ferry !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

An English Heritage Site offering a short but interesting visit. If you are a member of EH then it is worth a visit. Great views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Banbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is quite small, the chap on the entrance said it would take about 30 minutes to walk around and he was about right. It had lovely views and is nice to go up and watch the ferries come in and out. It was only £4 entrance - or free for English Heritage members.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Yarmouth Castle also viewed

Totland, Isle of Wight
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
 
Newport, Isle of Wight
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 

Been to Yarmouth Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Yarmouth Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing