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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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Visited Carisbrooke Castle whilst on holiday on the island. Used my free corporate membership to get in so can't comment on value for money. The site itself was impressive, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Carisbrooke Castle whilst on holiday on the island. Used my free corporate membership to get in so can't comment on value for money. The site itself was impressive, the castle walls largely in place and a great view across the island from the highest section. The museum area was a bit confusing as didn't bear much resemblance to the... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely castle lots of interesting things to see from the donkeys working the well to the bedroom of Charles 1st prior to his execution

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent half a day here, walking the walls, visiting the gardens, soaking up the history in the museum and enjoying tea and a cake in the surprisingly good team room.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great old castle with walls to climb, gardens and a fascinating museum within the castle walls. Some parts are 750 years old. Charles the 1st was imprisoned here, Princess Beatrix lived here. A couple of hours is probably enough, unless you are a real history buff.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Staff were really friendly and helpful, the entry price was reasonable and the tour was good. The only thing to note is that the battlements are not for those that are scared of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great Castle, amazingly illustrated presentation of history for all ages going around, well maintained & great staff. Just one let down.... There is not one souvenir encorporating King Charles 1st in the shop. A bit odd considering his association is so big with the Carisbrooke. Kings & Queens unassociated with it are represented. Pity really.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went here as an older couple with our grown up son and our 8 yr old granddaughter. We all loved it. The initial film telling you the history was genius. It reminded me of shrek. Informative and fun. The wall top walk is great with fabulous views of the castle and gardens as well as the surrounding countryside. Great... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is well worth visiting,the walk round the walls is excellent ,though we are old we did it easily,the donkeys on water wheel wasinteresting. The museum was very well presented could have spent ages in there.The castle is in good repair not a ruin like a lot of castles

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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We are used to great castles in Wales, but Carisbrooke was full of surprises. It has a local museum tucked away inside, real donkeys working the well and spectacular views across the island. The home of Charles I for a year before his execution, plus the home of Princess Beatrice in more recent times. A great family day out.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved this National Heritage castle, my husband left me in the courtyard enjoying the lovely atmosphere while he went up the settlements to encircle the castle, during my peace time I went to meet Jack one of 4 donkeys who work in the castle demonstrating the drawing of water from the well. The tea room was clean and served a... More 

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

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