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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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Island Heritage to protect from French Raids

King Henry VIII's castle has been well restored to explain its history. Yarmouth had been raided and burned by the French. Good explanatory boards in various rooms. Fine view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

King Henry VIII's castle has been well restored to explain its history. Yarmouth had been raided and burned by the French. Good explanatory boards in various rooms. Fine view over the Channel to mainland. Surprising how low the castle defenders were at some stages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A bit of history tucked away in a quaint little town. Really admired the thought behind the design of the castle. Kitchen was interesting. Well worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Interesting history, good sights. It's right next to the the ferry terminal. There's an entry fee of I believe £6 per person.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

An interesting and informative Henry VIII Fort. The final Fort in the South coast defences from the reign of Henry VIII. Also great views to sea and the Harbour. Well worth a visit.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's always pleasurable to visit our "English Heritage" and Yarmouth Castle is no exception. Very well preserved and knowledgable staff, would definitely recommend if you're visiting the island. Wonderful views of the Solent too.

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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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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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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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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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