One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles used. 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, it's also wonderfully well preserved.
There are all the ingredients here for a great value family day out in the Isle of Wight. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers, and meeting the castle's famous donkeys, while for the grown-ups, the new Edwardian style Princess Beatrice Garden is a joy to explore.
Thu 1 - Mon 5 Aug 2013
Follow the clues around the castle as you embark on the great castle quest. Don’t forget to collect your prize in this fun activity for children.
Grand Medieval Joust
Tue 6 - Thu 8 Aug 2013
A magnificent medieval joust where fighting knights do battle in a live action show. Revel in the drama of clashing knights on horseback and cheer on your favourite. Be entertained by the court jester for plenty of laughs too. Let the battle commence!
Fri 9 - Mon 12 Aug 2013
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight - PO30 1XY
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