There is a lot to explore at Carisbrooke castle and it is fun for all the family.
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY
Tel: 0370 333 1181
Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
For a castle that has lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish Armada, Carisbrooke Castle is wonderfully well preserved.
At the heart of the island’s history, Carisbrooke is where King Charles I was imprisoned. Can you find the rooms from where he tried to escape? Or have a go on the bowling green, which was used by the defeated king.
There are all the ingredients here for a great value family day out on the Isle of Wight! Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers and meeting the castle’s famous donkeys who have been drawing up water in the well-house for hundreds of years.
Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated daily and most attractions are closed. Although we can’t visit attractions right now, feel free to browse for future trips.
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