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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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my new favorite castle

One of my favorite castles! Great Charles I history. Lovely garden outside chapel. Love well demonstration with donkeys, especially Jack. Great views from walking on top of walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Surrey, UK
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite castles! Great Charles I history. Lovely garden outside chapel. Love well demonstration with donkeys, especially Jack. Great views from walking on top of walls around castle.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a really amazing castle to visit! Great walks, amazing views and well maintained grounds. There was so much to see from the chapel, keep, bowling green, gardens and towers!The museum was very interactive and there was so much to see! The signage was very clear and each area had clear descriptions of what part of the castles story... More 

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Ash, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My daughter wanted to visit this castle after researching castles at school. The kids had great fun climbing the steps and walking around the walls, plus the views are fantastic. The museum was a lovely extra as well, which the children enjoyed, and we also enjoyed the video. Our favourite part of the day was seeing Jigsaw the donkey operate... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful historic castle with lots to keep a family busy. The kids enjoyed going to 'Knight School' and all loved walking around the high walls. A sweet cafe in the courtyard, fab ice creams, donkeys to meet and we did shield painting too. Walking around the walls isn't possible with a pushchair or for those who struggle... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you like castles or history you will love Carisbrooke. It has great walks, lots of buildings still intact plus some good remains, famous donkeys and a fascinating museum on site. It is brilliant just as a castle, and then you add in the fact that Charles I was kept here before being sent to London for his trial! Kids... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not sure this was value for money. Maybe better with kids in tow, but got around everything within an hour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Quite a long walk from the bus stop. Nice to walk around with great views from the top of the keep and the donkeys were a nice surprise. But not much more to it than that so pricey for £8. The museum desperately needs recurating. King Charles I bedroom is amazing but you would miss it if you went through... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was quite a climb from the train station but well worth it. You need a head for hights when walking around the ramparts but from here you will find a good view. This place has some very interesting history, particularly as this was the last place Charles the 1st stayed. This place is very spic & span & is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Carisbrooke castle is a great morning/afternoon out with family, but would equally suit couples too. A great motte and bailey castle - and yes, it is hilly! - there are lots of things to look at including dungeons, gardens and a donkey who walks the water wheel! Well worth a visit.

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Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice castle, ideal as a picnic location. Interesting historical information and not too big, so suitable for taking children around. One bad point - the toilets were disgraceful - completely encrusted with brown, excrement-stained limescale that by the size and thickness of it had been there since the days of Charles I. Very shocking, considering that the rest of... More 

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Address: Newport PO30 1XY, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 523112
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Newport

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