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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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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited whilst on holiday (6 children and 7 adults) and all enjoyed something. The beautiful views walking around the castle, museum, medieval village and jousting. Great entertainment in a lovely setting. Full of history and we spent around 5 hours looking around before we needed to leave. We took a picnic, plenty of places to stop either on benches... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited last week for the grand medieval joust. There was lots to see and do, very entertaining. There was something for children and adults alike. We didn't get chance to look round the museum due to all the fantastic activities to watch and do around the grounds of the castle.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This medieval castle is small compared to other castles around the country but it was full of history and royal connections. The tale of the working donkeys was unique to it though. Unfortunately, there was no live jousting or any events on offer when we came. Still, we enjoyed walking around the top of the walls and have magnificent views... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous medieval castle with super small museum with key fab and interesting pieces. Walk round the ramparts, hang out in charles 1 sts bedroom, meet the donkeys. A must visit for both adults and kids

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Slough, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

English Heritage laid on some real live jousting in the grounds. We sat on the hillside watching all the action as 4 brave Knights battled it out. Also lots more historical displays and plenty for the children to take part in. Highly recommended day out.

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Carisbrooke Castle is a must see if you like history, they still have working donkeys and it is a park of English Heritage.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best shows I've ever seen - it was real life jousting with full armor including the wonderful horses. There was no messing around - those guys went for it. I loved it. The castle is amazing too. The walk around the top of the walls - wow, what a view. Its a beautiful place to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really good day out. Fantastic views from the ramparts. Lots of indoor things to see as well as outdoor. Don't miss the intro video in the Gatehouse - well worth 10 minutes of your time. Take your own food/picnic though. The Tea Shop isn't great VFM. All in all v.good.

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Berkshire UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic time here. The castle is impressive with well maintained, interesting gardens. If you like castles then you will love this one. The views from the to are awesome. You can see Portsmouth. The jousting was on when we went which was a real treat. The bonus being that Berkshire won! There was also falconry.There were lots... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you only have time to visit one attraction whilst on the Isle Of Wight - this is it. You won't find a plethora of keep off the grass signs or a sensory overload of health and safety rules and regulations to hinder your exploration. Instead you'll step back in time and enjoy an opportunity to live life on the... More

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