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Carisbrooke Castle Museum

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Address: | Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
Phone Number: 01983 523112
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer...

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 years of history with entertaining events in the summer.

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Intersting Royalty Link to Osbourne House

This is where Beatrice Queen Victoria`s youngest daughter lived after leaving Osbourne House so would definitely recommend visiting here after having a tour of Osbourne House, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Clare K
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

On a sunny day its nice to walk the ramparts. A nice visit, but avoid a crowded day... you will have to queue for ages to see the donkey walking the wheel (the real highlight of a visit here)... All the articles to look at about Charles 1 particularly seem to be 'replicas' or with very tenious links... and then... More 

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Thank VictusVectis
London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too cold to really enjoy the view. You have to pay more to visit the museum so don't think the cost to visit is worth it. The cafe staff were very friendly and soup was nice and hot wouldn't go back

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Thank Maria G
Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where Beatrice Queen Victoria`s youngest daughter lived after leaving Osbourne House so would definitely recommend visiting here after having a tour of Osbourne House, the residence of Queen Victoria. It`s a shame that we was not given this information while we had our tour of Osbourne House, we just happened to be visiting the Island and planned to... More 

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Thank Clare K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Carisbrooke on a weekend, and despite the weather, it was a great place to visit. Steeped in history, and full of information on the boards. Sadly, due to the wind we couldn't get to the keep as it had been closed, but watching JimBob the donkey turn the water well was great .

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Thank trishmusic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

After a day trip to the Isle of Wight during a visit to Portsmouth earlier in the year, we decided to return to the island for a few days, and Carisbrooke Castle was one of the places we had to visit. You can easily spend all day here as there is much to see and do, for visitors of all... More 

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Thank John B
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Part of our December whistle stop tour, we initially had problems finding this using the postcode we had been given in the satnav but, having given up on finding it, we then accidentally found a sign post when looking for somewhere else! Narrow drive up which is fine when there is no-one else there but could be interesting in summer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Interesting museum which you are able to walk around freely on the walls, rooms, garden and various other areas. Donkeys!

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Thank Richard V
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ideal for all ages, Takes you back in time. Working equipment and toys to suit every interest. We loved it.

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Thank honorclegg
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A must do if you're visiting the Island. One of the great historic sites of England, so much of interest, and great views from the walls as a bonus.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was thefirst place we visited as a family on our half term holiday to the island. We were not disappointed. The staff we re very welcoming throughout and typically entrance was through the gift shop but they did have tasty samples to hand so that helped! It isn't very disability friendly, but that is to be expected, but you... More 

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