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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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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 well worth a visit tea room osborne house youngest daughter fantastic views tea shop small museum steep steps
Carisbrooke Castle is located by the village of Carisbrooke to the South West of Newport on the Isle Of Wight.
Carisbrooke is a well maintained Castle and was the Prison of King Charles 1 for 10 months in 1647/8.
It is a Motte and Bailey...More
We visited Carisbrooke Castle on a whim thinking we weren't going to be there long and probably wouldn't find much there. Proved very wrong! Brilliant place to visit and found out there's so much history there. Very pleased we went. Learnt a lot about the...More
We expected a simple ruin, but found a gorgeous chapel, a fascinating museum and an historic building. We also enjoyed the walk around the battlements. If you want to view everything then be prepared to climb an awful lot of steps. The best part of...More
I had not visited Carisbrooke Castle before and found it very interesting, although there is a lot of information that you could take on board. The access to the ramparts are precarious in parts and as it had been raining all morning the steep steps...More
The staff were very helpful at reception, except for the sense in which we felt there was a "hard sell" to get us to join English Heritage (we are already National Trust members and feel that's enough). It was OK as far as ancient buildings...More
First time I’ve been in years and must say it was more interesting than I remembered.
It did help that it was a lovely day, so walking around the ramparts, you could see for miles.
Very interesting and a keen man working in museum, which...More
Good example of a 12th century castle still lived in until the 1940's by Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice, some interesting exhibits, don't miss the star attraction that is the twice daily visit of one of the donkeys who's brief demonstration on the waterwheel shows how...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?