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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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Castle within a town....AMAZING

What a great piece of history such a shame it was shut. But the shops were good. Will try and visit when we come back next year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great piece of history such a shame it was shut. But the shops were good. Will try and visit when we come back next year.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Located at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, for those who don't know a big island south of Portsmouth. The Castle was built during the time of Henry 8 to work together with a battery on a gravel spit adjacent to it - Hurst battery (later to become Hurst Castle). Yarmouth Castle is reasonably priced and is a pleasant place... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Loved it here. Not a big castle like Carisbrooke but a good hour or so of pottering to be had. Very interesting and lots of information to read if you want to know about all the details. We enjoyed Yarmouth itself, go to Gossips cafe next door (lovely place to enjoy a cuppa & cake) & there's nice shops.

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zouch
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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is worth an hour and a half of your time right next to the ferry terminal in Yarmouth from the top of the castle you can see the ferry come in Car parking round the corner in pay and display Good info boards inside run by English heritage Good for children and adults

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

English Heritage do well to keep this real castle atmosphere tucked a way down the alley near the ferry office. Very good exhibits - very clearly presented and a surprising amount of rooms to explore. Especially good is the view from the roof amongst the cannons- can see boats and the site of the shipwreck in e bay.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A small but very organised castle with great film show and lovely views, if in Yarmouth this castle is well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Quick and easy to get to, inexpensive on the whole but a very small yet historic castle to explore. Especially good with young children and a good location if the weather is right for a picnic overlooking the water.

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Herne Bay, England
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The castle is a small, but pretty much intact, building. The top terrace has nice views over the harbour. There's an interesting exhibition on shipwrecks and the story of the castle itself - and its teeny, poorly-equipped, garrison - is interesting. The fact that it's small and there isn't a huge amount there might work well for younger children as... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was the first time we had wondered around the castle despite visiting the Island regularly over the past 5 years. Interesting piece of our history. Lovely to see it being looked after. Great displays in the long room under the eaves.

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Amazing little castle, steeped in history and tucked away behind the quaint Yarmouth High Street. Lots of exhibits and info telling the story of the castle and surrounding area.

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