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Carisbrooke Castle

Address: Newport PO30 1XY, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 523112
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historic Norman castle where Charles I was imprisoned.
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historic Norman castle where Charles I was imprisoned.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited the castle with some friends and signed up for English Heritage. Lots to do here and great the donkey talk was still on off season. Staff were friendly and helpful especially in the museum. Only criticism was there was no where warm to sit, fair enough don't open the cafe for food off season, but having it open with... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful castle with lovely scenery. A key part of British heritage. Staff could be more enthusiastic seem a bit deflated and on-site prices are a bit steep.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There is plenty to see here. You can wander around the castle, and it holds a museum of it's fascinating history. It is also great for young people and children. You can watch donkeys walking in a wheel, as they would have done in the past. There are fields and a moat around the castle where you can walk your... More 

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herne bay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Carisbrooke the first Saturday of the year - cold wet day with little else to do on the Island. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very helpful, friendly and informative. The castle was a mix of pleasant outdoor areas and interesting historic stuff; I particularly liked the display of Charles I's artefacts and information about his stay... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were lucky with the weather, the castle is reasonably priced. The walk around it and on the wall provide awesome views. Unfortunately there was no food whatsoever in the caffee available on our day of visit which made us leave early as we were hungry. The Halloween programme was not bad but we thought a "spooky ghost walk" is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was cold and windy, but as a family we really fancied a morning out. Carisbrooke Castle was one of the few places we hadn't been to on the island, and it proved to be a great visit. Full of history and exhibits that I won't detail here, the castle gave visitors of all ages a taste of the past.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A reasonably priced Castle, which has many interesting features. It has evolved since it was built by the Normans, being altered many times with additions and parts removed. Inside there is a small but interesting museum. If you visit the Isle of Wight this Castle is a must located near Newport. While your on the Isle of Wight -having been... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent informative staff and a beautiful castle and landscape. Fantastic day out. Highly recommend also going in August time for the Jousting.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Interesting old castle with lots of history and excellent views of Isle of Wight & Solent. We were visiting with English Heritage membership, might be a bit expensive if you go without membership.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent half a day at this small but interesting castle. The link with Charles 1 is somewhat short-lived - but the story is fascinating nevertheless.The toy museum is nostalgic and there are some fun, interactive games for young children.While the donkeys were cute, the garden was pleasant enough and the chapel was quaint. The battlements and the grounds are... More 

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