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Yarmouth Castle

Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
01983 760 678
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Slough, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

A walk around a castle keeps the kids entertained good couple of hours to mull around and enjoy the views not much to do inside although the high street is very near so you could make it a day out

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very well set out and really interesting little fort. Good information and although some steps all easily accessible if you can go up stairs, not much there if you were in a wheelchair. But it is little - about half a dozen rooms. So the entrance fee seems excessive. Only seems value for money if you are an English Heritage... More

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Kent, England
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55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

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East Grinstead
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
74 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

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