CARISBROOKE CASTLE Facilities

  • Parking

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    Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. Parking for approx. 100 cars situated 50-100 metres from site. This car park may get full on event days or peak viewing times. Additional off site parking located in the town of Carisbrooke (not managed by English Heritage).

  • Food And Drink

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    Delightful tea room serving a selection of locally produced hot and cold food including sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold beverages. The tea room closes one hour before the castle's advertised closing time.

  • Picnic Area

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    Good sized lawned areas suitable for picnics. Benches and picnic tables located outside.
  • Shop

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    Well-stocked shop with locally sourced Isle of Wight products and a wide selection of English Heritage gifts, including books, wines, jams and some Charles I memorabilia.
  • Toilets

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    Male and female toilets centrally located in a separate toilet block inside the courtyard. Disabled toilet located in the central courtyard.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are allowed, but not in museum. Assistance dogs welcome.

  • Museum

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    The on-site Carisbrooke Museum (managed by the Carisbrooke Museum Trust) provides more historical information about the castle, as well as Charles I memorabilia.
  • Exhibition

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    An extensive presentation – including film with English subtitles and a virtual tour – highlights Carisbrooke Castle’s long and often tumultuous history.
  • Gardens

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    As well as lawn and gravelled areas, the property features the Princess Beatrice Gardens designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw. Some seating provided around the grounds. There is also a 500 year-old water well operated by donkey.
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male and female toilets centrally located in a separate toilet block inside the courtyard.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    Yes, please ask at the Tea Room.

    Child Sized Portions

    Kids lunchboxes available.

    High Chairs

    Yes, two available in the Tea Room.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    There is a dressing-up box in the gate house.
  • Education

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    Family Learning

    'Step Inside' guides available with specific events throughout the year

  • Please Be Aware

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    Some cars may be on site to access the disabled parking, please telephone the site on 01983522107 for more information. The wall walk takes place at height (handrails provided).

  • Holiday Cottages

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    The Bowling Green Apartment (sleeps 4).
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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