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Tiny castle for a tiny town.

Quaint little castle. Quite homely! Doesn't take much time to go round,but I'm pleased we have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lindabits
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East Cowes, United Kingdom
At the mouth of the Yar

A National Trust property, this defensive fort protected the mainland where the Yar River meets the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
62Virgo
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's not the biggest castle in the world, but it is well preserved and interesting. Great views across the Solent, provided the ferry isn't docked. Interesting displays and exhibitions. Best value if you're an NT member.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 days ago

There was not very much to see, apart from views across the Solent. So dissapointing if you had to pay the entrance fee

Thank MerseaRay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little castle. Quite homely! Doesn't take much time to go round,but I'm pleased we have taken time out to see it. Lovely views. Interesting bits to read.

Thank lindabits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A National Trust property, this defensive fort protected the mainland where the Yar River meets the Solent. Situated within the walls of Yarmouth, a quaint village on the Isle of Wight, it was commissioned by Henry VIII and provides a self-guided tour of the Fort...More

Thank 62Virgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little castle to visit. Interesting information about the history of the castle and inhabitants. Picnic tables overlooking the sea, a very pretty view. If the ferry is in though does spoil the view. Small gift shop. Will fill an hour if in the town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited castle to discover another activity was closed. A wall was partially damaged therefore we were unable to visit. The lady on reception was superb and was not her fault in anyway.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a very enjoyable hour here last week. The castle is an unusual design for a Henry VIII castle - unlike any others of his reign. There are some interesting exhibits and a decent guide book. It can be a little tricky to understand...More

Thank UncleBarbar1
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The castle is really small and it doesn’t take you long to get round. I think it only took us 40 minutes in total to look around everything. The castle is displayed well with lots of information about the history of the castle. There is...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A bit hidden away but definitely worth speaking out, this small sea defence tort has been through many rebuilds and so has quite a story to tell. The views from the main gun platform over the Solent are superb, as are the mini-exhibition on local...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We joined English heritage ready for our trip to the Isle of Wight, so we saw Yarmouth Castle was one of their properties and went to check it out. Lots of interesting info about castles and ship wreck and kids liked the cannons. If I’m...More

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Marc K
5 June 2018|
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Response from Jan T | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of rooms at both levels to look at, and shelter in, however the open area at the top would be very exposed if the weather was poor. If you are paying to go in (i.e. not an English Heritage member), it... More
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Sheila C
31 December 2017|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheila its wildsurfer here you might have a little difficulty with a scooter as there is two levels to Yarmouth castle, a ground level and a first level you can definetly gain access very easily on the first level but... More
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AuraUk
1 August 2017|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi AuraUk it should take at least 10 to 15 mins to tour the castle but if you like reading and increasing your general knowledge , it should take approximately an hour to an hour and a half depending on how interested you... More
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