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Carisbrooke Castle

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Address: Newport PO30 1XY, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 523112
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Description: Historic Norman castle where Charles I was imprisoned.
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Visited the Castle on a Sunday just before daily summer opening began. A short audio visual presentation in the Guard House, aimed at children, outlined the history of the English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the Castle on a Sunday just before daily summer opening began. A short audio visual presentation in the Guard House, aimed at children, outlined the history of the English Heritage site. Don't miss the donkey demonstration on how they operate the tread wheel to raise water from the Castle well, fun for children and adults. Other highlights are the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There are several interesting things with Carisbrooke. On a nice sunny day you can enjoy a walk around the walls and look up at the castle knowing that King Charles I was imprisoned here. Historical places that are still standing with some degree of semblance to their past appearance make an experience so much more exciting and Carisbrooke has this.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A great all round experience, one of english heritage's best castles. The wall walk, and donkey pulling the water from the well are both highlights. There is also a separate museum which was surprisingly good.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Carisbrooke castle is quite well-preserved allowing to see what the castle was like years ago. It is nice walking around the wall and the views are beautiful. Close to the entrance there is a short movie on the history of the castle - very worth watching (donkey tells the history of the castle in a very humorous way!). Staff... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love castles, especially ruins, this is both, great views, lovely chapel, fun day out for everyone. Gorgeous donkeys, Jack and Jim bob, were working when we were there. Great Museum with toys from the past, and History of Carisbrooke. Interesting. Our visit was before the had started, so the coffee shop wasn't open, but I expect by Easter everything... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Interesting castle, stunning views, we had a lovely time wandering round. The people who work there, particularly in the museum, are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

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Okehampton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved it, plenty to see and do, the staff were friendly and knowledgable making the experience all the more fulfilling, loved every inch of it! Especially the donkeys, amazing. Would visit again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to everyone. Possibly not ideal for wheelchair users or those unable to cope with high uneven steps etc but wonderful atmosphere... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We live on the island and have EH cards, to be honest I find Carisbrooke Castle a bit of a let down (compared to Osborne House) if they are holding there annual Jousting or Knights tournaments which are excellent then theres not much to see and do at all. We occasionally go if we are bored and are in and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited early in the season and it was very good to be able to make the most of this property. The castle is actually quite well preserved. If you are good with heights and comfortable on steep castle steps then I thoroughly recommend climbing these for some really good views. The donkey demonstration is well worth watching and featured a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Near complete castle to explore.plenty to see for all ages.mainly the donkeys.great to see in their stables or demo the well wheel.nice to walk around the walls for the views surrounding the castle and birdseye views of the complete castle. there is a museum which has lots of hands on things to try out.nice mix of things to look at.... More 

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