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Carisbrooke Castle Museum

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Address: | Castle Hill, 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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Wonderful castle

We love to visit castles while on our holidays and this is one of the best ! the staff are great and really friendly. The on site cafe is good too, just a little expensive. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We love to visit castles while on our holidays and this is one of the best ! the staff are great and really friendly. The on site cafe is good too, just a little expensive. We went on a 'normal' day and then went back for the jousting. It is a shame that the jousting was cancelled due to the... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was my favourite place on The Island. The Museum is run by volunteers & it deserves all the support it can get. If you're into history this is for you, you can see the room where Charles 1 was imprisoned &where his daughter Elizabeth died. There's a very moving display on the Isle of Wight Rifles Regiment that fought... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

At last the rain stopped and we had a wonderful few hours exploring this amazing castle. 5 children (youngest 7), needed supervising, but one of the highlights was climbing up to the highest points and seeing the amazing views. The staff were excellent, informative and friendly. We watched an excellent, interactive bird of prey session and the narrator and bird... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The castle is centrally located and you can have an expansive view of the island from the Carisbrooke Castle. They usually have some fun activity lined up for children on weekend. Not too much of historical significance but more of a picnic spot for the tourist visiting the isle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent facilities and knowledgeable staff. Our two year old and 10 year old so loved it we had to visit twice! Thank you.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Much better than was expected. We had anticipated only being able to spend an hour or so here, but we were here for over 3. There were different events on, most for children, but we (3 adults) particularly enjoyed the jousting. Great way to spend a morning.

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Even though the weather was unpredictable & rained heavily we had a fantastic visit. The exhibitions were really interesting & kept the children amused & adults!! We didn't realise that the jousting display was on so this was an amazing spectacle, expertly re-produce & great fun involoving the audience through the demonstrations. The part of the castle where King Charles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a theme day and had an excellent time staff very helpful reasonable prices. How ever we wanted to go to Osborne house aswell and found buy family membership for 12 mths was the the same price as paying to go into both. So we bought membership and got into both and have 12 mths membership to go... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Carisbrooke castle is a beautiful castle just outside newport on the isle of wight, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, the castle has plenty to see as there is still most of it intact, it is steeped in history and the staff are very knowledgeable about the castle, there is a pretty garden and nice restaurant too,in the summer... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle with family and friends, a total of 11 people whose ages ranged from 4 to 71 (including teenagers). We all loved it! Inside, it was much larger than I had anticipated. Its grounds included a lovely chapel, a well-tended garden with clearly labeled plants and flowers, a lawn for children to frolic, a place to picnic,... More 

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