Carisbrooke Castle
A couple walk towards the gatehouse at Carisbrooke Castle.
A parent and child play on a small cannon.
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Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY

A postcard from Carisbrooke Castle

Take to the skies with us on a short flight over Carisbrooke Castle, in this video from our Postcard series. Sitting at the heart of the Isle of Wight, visit Carisbrooke to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the keep and castle wall walk. 

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 Carisbrooke Timeline

C 1000Early Days

The hilltop site becomes the site of a rectangular fortification, probably built as a refuge from Viking raids.

1066-86First Castle

William FitzOsbern is granted the Isle of Wight. He probably builds the first castle to secure the Isle of Wight for the Normans.

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