Carisbrooke Castle

In a nutshell

There is a lot to explore at Carisbrooke castle, and it's a great day out for all the family.


Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY

Contact details

Tel: 0370 333 1181

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Carisbrooke Castle details...

Carisbrooke Castle has lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish Armada.

At the heart of the island’s history, Carisbrooke is where King Charles I was imprisoned. Have a go on the bowling green, which was used by the defeated king.

Children can dress up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers in the gatehouse.

Families can meet the castle’s famous and lovable donkeys, who have been used t0 draw up water in the well-house for hundreds of years.


Carisbrooke Castle Events

Kids Rule! at Carisbrooke Castle

Open 25th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Have lots of fun this May half term at Carisbrooke Castle in Newport, on the Isle of Wight. Held from the 25th of May to the 2nd of June.

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