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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

English Heritage have made the most of this wonderful venue. From walking the ramparts to learning about the working donkey wheel, and understanding more about Charles 1, I learnt a great deal on this afternoon. We arrived fairly late in the day, and wandered freely with no-one else in view. We felt we owned the place. Lovely!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting and well kept castle in beautiful setting. Informative and amusing video on the castle's history. Short demo on the workings of a treadmill using donkeys. But animal lovers don't despair, they only work for a couple of minutes! Separate museum which is worth a visit. Would'nt recommend this place for small children, or the infirm as there are a... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely day out, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the donkeys were really lovely to see and the demonstration on the donkey wheel was very interesting, the grounds were wonderful and it is very nicely kept, the cream teas there are very nice too, and reasonably priced !! Not good for wheelchair access though. Which is such a shame.... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great to visit, for many, especially children, but not so great for the less-able. Carisbrooke has a long, complex and interesting history, and it bears witness to the ever changing nature of warfare. The high Norman keep, with steep stone stairs - not suitable for the less able - offers dramatic views of the Isle of Wight countryside. You can... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Can highly recommend a visit. Very well laid out with a lot of interaction for younger children and plenty of information for adults. A pleasant cafe completed a spectacular walk around the castle walls. Interesting how recently this castle was inhabited and in use. The history of Warrior the horse who survived service in WW1and lived until 1941 was reminiscent... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A really enjoyable place to visit. The adults loved the Charles I and WW1 displays while the children loved watching the donkey demonstration. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited during the event weekend in August and had a great day. All the events that were outside were great fun to watch. We highly recommend for a great day out!

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have visited the IOW many times, and I never knew this existed. I am so glad I found it, a beautiful day with my Mother and 5 year old son, it was the jousting event, we had so much fun. The Castle is amazing, the tea room lovely, the event was run very well, with demonstrations of medieval cooking,... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I visited this superb castle on Sunday the 31-08. It is run by English Heritage but also houses a separate museum that was established by Princess Beatrice who was Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. Well worth a visit. However, on another note. The castle has a small chapel within its walls containing military memorabilia. Unfortunately this chapel is... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a lovely place!! Meet the donkeys who pull the water up the well - if they want to!!! Lots of steps, and walking. Plenty of benches to rest on!! The chapel was gorgeous, we had two 14 year old girls with us and they found it interesting!!! We walked round the castle walls, looked out over fantastic scenery, lots... More

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