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An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence. Carisbrooke is a quintessential romantic castle. Here you'll find loveable donkeys, a fascinating museum and an Edwardian garden. Your can also experience hundreds of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Carisbrooke Castle Castle Hill | Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
All reviews english heritage water wheel princess beatrice donkey wheel wall walk king charles interesting history bowling green isle of wight jousting event well worth a visit osborne house youngest daughter tea room fantastic views tea shop steep steps
This has to be one of the best attractions on the Isle of Wight. A really good castle with plenty to see and do. Fantastic for families. The donkey display was brilliant, my children loved it. Happily return!
Carisbrooke castle didnt really feature on our itinerary when travelling to IoW with our young kids. We came here as we had taken the English heritage earlier in the day at tge Orborne palace. Glad that we came here.
its not a huge castle, but...More
Visited on a changeable day weather wise on Remembrance Sunday. It was moving to see the crosses and poppies left in memory of the fallen service personnel of IoW origin in the gardens. We missed the service in the small chapel but found it worth...More
As with all historic buildings this one has loads of history so to appreciate it you really do need to read up on it before visiting to make the most of what is there. I personally would like to see guided tours and also enactments...More
I was disgusted to see a poor donkey tied to a millstone, constantly walking around in a circle up,King a heavy millstone, shies only release was to give rides.
All complaints are ignored.
Never visit here if you are a true animal lover.
My daughter is currently studying GCSE History and said the talk from the volunteers about armour and war was better than any history lesson she has ever had.
Interesting, fun and entertaining.
Well worth a visit.
Our 9 year ole was fascinated by this place: The donkeys in the water wheel are a must see. The Museum is excellent, with loads of items from Charles I confinement in the castle. The model trebuchet was great fun,and exhibits from Marconi to Charles...More
Amazingly in all the years that we have been coming to the Isle Of Wight (many years), we’ve never been to this wonderful piece of history before.
The architecture, the views (not a good idea for anyone scared of heights or with vertigo like me)...More
Response from BimblingA1 | Reviewed this property |
Hiya. I don’t work there I’m afraid so can’t answer with certainty but if memory serves properly there are several demos from mid morning to mid afternoon. I think they’re about every 45 mins? Could ring and check?