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Yarmouth Castle

Address: Quay Street, Yarmouth PO41 0PB, England
Phone Number: 01983 760 678
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Slough, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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