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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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A brilliant educational visit for every age

Really enjoyed this site. Staff were great ... even the donkeys. A lot of history was given. Well worth a visit! !

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this site. Staff were great ... even the donkeys. A lot of history was given. Well worth a visit! !

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New Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Carisbrooke Castle - the perfect place for children to explore, parents to learn a bit more about England's history and those who don't want to walk the ramparts to have a cuppa in the cafe! We enjoyed a family time with friends at Carisbrooke, then went back in for a bit longer, then bought ice cream and wandered around the... More 

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Richmond BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The castle is set on a small hill in the pretty village of Carisbrooke. There are still donkeys that pull up water from the deep well. Children will love this. There is plenty of history and a former king was imprisoned here. The walk around the outside is worthwhile too. Well worn the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Plan to spend a lot of time here in order to get the most out of it. Very much enjoyed the donkey! The museum was also very good fun. Best of all were the spectacular views from the top of the walls. Have to be fit for them though.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Great castle visit, loads of history, the staff were very knowledgeable, we didn't really have enough time to enjoy our visit properly, you need about three hours to see everything at leisure. Walk the ramparts, the views are fantastic.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

As we come from near Dover with its fantastic fortress castle, this did have a lot to live up to. For a partial ruin, it is beautiful and its heritage is all around you. Used as a residence until recently 1930's, it is a place for everyone interested in history. The donkeys are cute too.

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baughurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We didn't go inside the castle as we thought that is was too expensive & we had other things we wanted to do. We did though walk all around the outside, it was a nice sunny afternoon & although the ground was a bit muddy in places it was a lovely walk. Took pictures of the outside of the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

castles and historical places are notnormally our thing, and with 4 children its certainly not their thing but we all had a really good couple of hours.. fabulous coffee and the biggest slice of coffee cake I have ever seen served in the café. lovely views and well kept grounds

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited towards the end of the day so had to rush my visit unfortunately. I last went there about 50 years ago and wanted to relive old memories along with my teenage children. The setting is great and you get plenty of exercise walking around the ramparts and grounds. Museum was interesting as well. Although we didn't really have time... More 

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

The best castle on the Isle of Wight, well worth the visit. Our two children loved exploring the grounds and listening to all the historical tales of the past.

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