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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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Small Castle

My rating is based on the fact English Heritage make the most of this small castle and it is interesting to look at. But it will only take an hour to see everything and I wouldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Yarmouth Castle whilst on IOW as we joined English Heritage and were interested in this Castle's history - glad entry was included in our annual membership as £4.00 or so per person otherwise a bit much for little to see. The cannon on top of the building certainly had a place in history and inside the small but strategically... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My rating is based on the fact English Heritage make the most of this small castle and it is interesting to look at. But it will only take an hour to see everything and I wouldn't want to pay the advertised admission prices to get in (we're English Heritage members so get free entry). Parking (£1 an hour) is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whilst I liked the castle in general, I was surprised it was so small! Nice views over the sea and we were treated to the arrival of the ferry; watching this arrive nearly doubled our visit time, which should give you some idea of the size of the place! Some interesting fact boards to read inside and a couple of... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Yarmouth Castle is in the centre of Yarmouth. It is a small castle and still has its roof! In the rooms are information boards explaining the history and characters connected to it. It is beside the harbour. It does involve walking up stone steps but it would only take about an hour to view.

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Yarmouth Castle is English Heritage. We are members, so it did not cost anything for us, but the entry fee was only small anyway. The museum assistant was very friendly and knowledgeable and very welcoming. The castle itself is a gem, only small with a few rooms, telling the story about the castle and it origins and the wreck which... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice piece of well preserved history. £5 for visit is about right for a relatively small attraction.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited as part of a day out. Quite small in comparison to other castles on the island but with an excellent look out across to the mainland. Some interesting exhibits and rooms to see but will not take more than about 45 minutes to explore in its entirety.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A fascinating insight into the thinking behind defence systems....it seems the modern M.O.D are not the only ones to have to change priorities in a shifting world......English Heritage have bigger star attractions on the island with Osbourne and Carrisbrooke....but this little gem deserves longer opening times.

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Surrey England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was the last fort that Henry V111 had built to protect the south coast from a French invasion.It is small so you only need about an hour to do it justice--or longer if you want to linger over the wonderful views across the Solent.The master gunner's house is interesting and there is a small exhibition on the upper levels... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very well preserved. Information boards are helpful. Not open every day, so check before going. Small, so takes only about 1 hour to see it all and stand on the grassy ramparts watching the ferry dock next to you. A lovely little place full of fun history.

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Address: Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
Phone Number: 01983 760 678
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Yarmouth

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