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Carisbrooke Castle

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Carisbrooke Castle

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Carisbrooke Castle Castle Hill Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY England
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Janice B wrote a review Yesterday
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Excellent day out. Views from the walls excellent. You can see for miles. Very interesting visit. Best to go on a day the museum is open, as it's got lots of interesting things to see. Also, book before you go. At the moment you can't get in unless you have pre-booked. Would highly recommend. It is much bigger than you realise once you're in there and you need to allow a good 3 hours for your visit to take in the museum as well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tony W wrote a review Yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom363 contributions193 helpful votes
We had pre-booked for a Monday in October. We are English Heritage members, so admission was free - and that can make a difference to perceptions. Covid precautions were in place, and seemed to be followed well. We started with a walk around the outside of the castle (interesting defences, which evolved over the centuries) and then went inside. Its possible to explore the castle walls & keep (lots of steps, and not so much fun for anyone nervous of heights) - and these provide stunning views all around. There is a short film which explains the castles history at a child's level, and the donkeys also provide interest. A few things were closed due to covid, but they have managed to keep the majority open. Overall, a really good visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Eric B wrote a review Oct 19
Great Wakering, United Kingdom28 contributions18 helpful votes
Visited the Isle of Wight in mid-September and one of our set days was a visit to Carisbrook Castle and Osbourne House. When we arrived at Carisbrook we found that it would have been helpful to take along an IT wizard as I had real trouble trying to book online from the car park, not at all sure why this had to happen as there were at least four people manning the reception area. It also cost us £3 to use the car park (not part of the admission fee). We were about to purchase the parking ticket when a car pulled beside us and offered their ticket, the person in the car told us that they pushed their disabled friend in a wheelchair the three or four hundred yards uphill to the entrance only to be told that they must book online and were refused entry. It wasn’t the fact that there were too many people there as a friend was able to book for us while in the car park. Not good customer care. Once inside the castle grounds we found that the museum and house was closed, something that we were not told before entry or indeed before payment! So we paid just to look at some ruins. We had planned to visit Osbourne House but this really put us off the visit as that is run by English Heritage as well. To sum up we had a wasted day and wasted money and we will not be visiting English Heritage again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Fin2006 wrote a review Oct 15
Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom60 contributions9 helpful votes
The castle affords great views of the surrounding areas, it is well organised and has all Covid restrictions in place. Lots of steps to climb up to the surrounding wall and battlements, some steep in places so not really suitable for small children although there are other areas to explore including seeing the donkeys. No demonstrations of the donkeys role at present however. Princess Beatrice’s walled garden very pleasant although wrong time of year to fully appreciate her planting! Car park, cafe and toilets all available. Pleasant morning out and can be covered in a couple of hours or so.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tracy R wrote a review Oct 15
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom72 contributions7 helpful votes
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From entering the Attraction, the staff were brilliant! They did the safety talk, which was very well done. Then went on to advise on the various things to do and see at the Castle The castle grounds themselves are stunning! If you can manage the walk to the top of the castle, please at least give it a go! Im terrified of heights, but managed it and the view is something spectacular! Buy a guide book, because the grounds, walls and gardens are incredibly interesting, and the guide book actually does help while you're going round - For example there was a window along the latter part of our visit which is fascinating! Make sure you see the Donkeys too! they are adorable! You enter through the gift shop and there is absolutely no pressure to buy anything from the staff there, they are helpful and attentive but not at all pushy. We did however manage to spend a fair few coins within our party, and the staff again, were spot on with help on how to look after our purchases and such We were told we'd be there for maybe a couple of hours and 4 hours later we left, tired but very happy! It was a wonderful day and its there for any age to enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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