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Carisbrooke Castle, Newport

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22nd September
Carisbrooke Castle
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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.

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.

Town: Carisbrooke near Newport
Type: Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
Baby Changing, Buggy Friendly, Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Disabled Toilet, Dogs Welcome, Parking, Coach parking, Coaches welcome, Group visits by arrangement, Guided tours, Picnic area, Refreshments

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Address Castle Hill
Postcode PO30 1XY

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Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/carisbrooke-castle/
Telephone 01983 522107
Directions By Road - 1 1⁄4 miles SW of Newport. Follow signs for Carisbrooke village and then the castle.

By Bus - Southern Vectis 6, 7, 11, 38 and the Medina Tour Open Top service from Newport, West Wight and Ventnor, all to within 1⁄4 mile.

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