Yarmouth Castle

Group visits to Yarmouth Castle

Just 20 minutes drive from Carisbrooke, visit the last and most unusual of Henry VIII's coastal forts, built to protect the strategic harbour after a French raid and completed after his death. Step into atmospheric rooms, recreated as they were in the 16th century. Expansive views across the Solent make the castle a perfect spot for picnicking.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: Coach park located 200yds away.
  • Catering: The Castle sits right in the center of Yarmouth town, where an excellent variety of great cafe's and restaurants are available.
  • Exhibition: Displays inside the castle include atmospheric recreations of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and an exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in ‘Yarmouth Roads’, the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks. Exhibition located on the first floor, currently no disabled access.
  • Access: Via cobbled pathway. Ground floor area of the courtyard and shop are accessible for wheelchairs. The Castle kitchen, master gunners quarters and original castle entrance are accessible via several steps. Access to upper areas including the viewing platform is via steep historic steps, restricting wheelchair access to the ground floor.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Address: Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0PB

Email: yarmouth.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone: 01983 760678

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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