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Carisbrooke Castle

| Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
+44 1983 522107
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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 years of history with entertaining events in the summer.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY, England
+44 1983 522107
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Reviewed today

Lovely castle to visit with great views from the ramparts but there are a lot of steps to climb to get there. very interesting small museum on site. there is a donkey operated well which is demonstrated during the day although it can be very...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a few hours here wandering around the grounds and seeing the interesting museum and garden. The donkey on the treadmill makes it a different castle experience. The cafe is rather basic but you can get drinks and small snacks. The English Heritage charge...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed yesterday

visited on a really scorching day.this is an amazing castle with a lovely perimeter walk which contrasts well with the battlements one.the views are astounding esp from the the top of the old hill(360 degrees).inside are a mix of interesting buildings (some for rent),including a...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic views, lovely location. fascinating history. I really enjoyed the trip here. took about an hour and 30 mins to see everything. well worth a trip out to see it

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning here and my 2 year old enjoyed himself a lot. Wear decent shoes as there are a lot of steps especially if you want to go around the top of the castle walls. The museum is worth a look too...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although it was built to defend and be formidable to enemies, this castle really looks pretty with a huge forecourt. Still a lot left to view and well laid out. Loved the donkey experience, the lady who talked with our group was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank KathyWFC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much to do here & the walk around the top of the ramparts is awesome! Great museum inside & you get a real feel for how life would have been back then. Well worth a visit!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked after by English Heritage but would also be a good place for children to visit. Plenty of history to digest. Also a visit to the separately run museum was very worthwhile Great views when walking round the battlements

Thank P9920XKjohnm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back in time with this lovely Castle- enjoy the walk around the battlements and the donkey in the wheel pulling up water from the well. There are lovely green moats and cool dark castle rooms to explore. The IOW museum is situated in the...More

Thank bobby s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful castle in the care of English Heritage is full of history. The introductory video which runs continuously is quirky and probably not to everyone's taste, but it may amuse younger visitors. The museum is interesting, but the best aspects for us are the...More

Thank Julie A
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We are visiting the area in May. Inour party one older adult that walks with sticks and one one year old in stroller, Would te castle be suitable for them? ER
22 March 2017|
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Response from Caroline d | Reviewed this property |
The ground level is spectacular but the steps do get a little steep although handrails are also there if that would help.
How much should I allow for exploring the castle?
30 December 2016|
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Response from Caroline1651 | Reviewed this property |
You could cheerfully spend all day here! There is so much to see and do. BUT; it's weather-dependent. There is at least as much outside as inside, so go on a dry day if you want to appreciate the full experience.
Ali G
How much is it to watch the jousting at Carisbrook castle
22 August 2016|
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Response from Mummacobb | Reviewed this property |
There is only a charge to enter the castle as far as we could tell. All entertainment was included.