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Carisbrooke Castle

Newport PO30 1XY, England
+44 1983 523112
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: Historic Norman castle where Charles I was imprisoned.
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English first
Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

As I said in another review we came here because we had joined as E.H members the day before. We spent about 3hrs here and really enjoyed ourselves. We love history and were amazed at how much the castle had seen over the millennia. The castle is packed with features. From information videos to demonstrations to dressing up. There was... More

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Bude Cornwall
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic lvenue. Its got something for everyone. Static displays. Moving displays. Adorable donkeys.Great guides . Fantastic views. A very good value for money (If you are into this sort of venue. Buy an English Heritage membership card. A couple of visits to E<H locations(There are four on the Isle of Wight) and you will recoup your outlay.Some... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum with plenty for adults and children. Buildings are in good condition. You can also walk around the castle wall but it's a steep climb up to the walkway. Please check the map before you start... there is a gap in the wall and if you start in the wrong place you will need to climb down and then... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The view of the castle as you approach is stunning, a "real" castle dominating the surrounding countryside. One thousand years of history from the Normans, to Middle Ages, Tudors and Victorians. Charles Ist was imprisoned here, Queen Victoria's youngest daughter lived here & built a lovely garden which has been renewed. Ramparts, an excellent museum, donkeys turning the water wheel... More

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Yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The only building to look around apart from the chapel was a museum which was very good but as soon as you arrived you were told that it was not owned by English heritage and a donation would be appreciated. There was a demonstration of a donkey walking in a wheel which didn't last long. I was dissapointed that there... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on a lovely clear sunny day so the views from the ramparts were particularly good, you can see so much of the island. We very much liked the WW1 exhibition, particularly the bit about Warrior the war horse, this was most interesting. We could not see the garden as it was closed on our visit for the unveiling of... More

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Scotland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Spent a great afternoon exploring the ruins of Carisbrooke in the sunshine. Particularly enjoyed the wall walk with its extensive views over the centre of the island, the Donkey Wheel demo and the Isle of Wight Museum. Also the recently-designed gardens hidden away behind the chapel.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The one gripe up-front; 8 quid (2014 rates) may seem a bit high unless you are an English Heritage member, or belong to some other organisation with reciprocal free entry. That said, the setting is impressive (great views over Newport and the centre of the island), the ruins extensive (do take the walk all round the ramparts), the 'intact' parts... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a good castle with ditches, ramparts a motte Norman keep, fascinating interior/museum and chapel. It also has donkeys who work the well and are a great attraction. We didn't try the cafe which is somewhat hidden away right at the back of the castle. Great fun - and exercise - and good value for money

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the wall walk at Carisbrooke Castle. We also really liked the donkey demonstration on the water well wheel. I don't remember the name of the woman who gave the demonstration, but it was both informative and entertaining.

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