Carisbrooke Castle

  • Carisbrooke
  • Meet our famous donkeys
At the heart of the Island's history Meet the castle's famous donkeys Take time in the castle’s chapel
 
 

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.

Don't Miss

  • The New Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw.
  • The tranquil castle chapel and museum with its fascinating Charles I memorabilia.
  • Feeding and grooming demonstrations at the donkey centre.

Events At Carisbrooke Castle

  • Cavaliers and Roundheads

    Tue 27 May - Sun 01 Jun 2014

    The country is divided, brother against brother. Discover what it took to be a soldier of the English Civil War. Test your agility in the kids’ battle and learn to master your weapon in our soldiers drill. Pikes at the ready!

Prices and opening times

directions

Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight - PO30 1XY (Directions)

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