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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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$79*
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Great events for kids

Joined English Heritage mainly due to the great events that are put on at Carisbrooke Castle for families in school holidays. Interesting for kids and brilliant views. Can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
EmmieLou7
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Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Joined English Heritage mainly due to the great events that are put on at Carisbrooke Castle for families in school holidays. Interesting for kids and brilliant views. Can dress up in soldiers gear. Cafe a bit limited and expensive - good gift shop with lots of choice, quality items. Have a charge around the moat. Lovely to see the donkeys... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

nice museum and lots of history.cafe nice but could be bigger!reasonable entry fee and lots of battlements to explore

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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Carisbrooke is run by English Heritage and has a private museum in the centre. The staff were exceptionally friendly and my husband who has mobility problems was offered the use of a wheel chair as he did not want to get his buggy out of the car. There are no 'keep off the grass' signs, dogs are allowed (except in... More 

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Cheltenham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A must see on the Isle of Wight. So well kept and of great historical interest, good cafe, museum etc., free car park (ignore the signs saying there is no parking at the castle). Climb up to the ramparts for glorious views.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visit Carisbrooke Castle and take in the views from the top of the walls. On a clear day you can see miles over the island. Watch the donkey walking in the water wheel to bring water from the well. It is worth becoming a member of English Heritage so that you can visit the castle more than once and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We;; planned and friendly. Loved the donkey wheel talk and the wall walk. Nice cafe surrounded by castle walls.

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Stourbridge
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The excellent staff and information boards make this a very enjoyable Castle to visit. The Donkey Wheel will be a great hit with children (of all ages) and the views from the castle are worth seeing. This is a must visit attraction.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Carisbrooke Castle is a must for anyone visiting the Isle of Wight. There is an interesting museum and you can view the room where King Charles 1st made his unsuccessful attempt to escape. There is a demonstration by a donkey walking the water wheel to bring up a bucket of water from the depths. Be careful leaning over the top... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

As this Castle is just up the road from me I thought I should give it a mention to those that visit. Hints and tips. Nice free car park when you drive up, or it's quite a walk from the nearest bus stop. This is so much about what's inside the Castle but what's around it. Starting at the car... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went a few days years ago now but it was a lovely day out. I enjoyed the activities available and the gardens were beautiful. I took my puppet as we were making a holiday diary the staff were all welcoming and the food was varied.

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