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Carisbrooke Castle

Newport, Isle of Wight, England

  • A knight on a horse in front of Carisbrooke Castle
  • A view of Carisbrooke Castle and the scenery surrounding it

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

Carisbrooke Castle, famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden.

Enjoy the birds-eye view from the castle keep and walk around the battlements; delight in the demonstrations of the donkeys working the 16th century treadwheel or relax in the Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw!

Plus see history brought to life with the fun and dramatic film, experiment with armour and discover how to fire cannons. Children love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troops in the gatehouse: bring a camera!

Come and watch their daily working donkey demonstrations working the 16th century tread wheel to raise the water up (49 metres) from the bottom of the castle well and watch their celebrity voiced animation about life as a donkey!

There is also a museum with its fascinating Charles I memorabilia and you can play bowls on the green, too! Plus there are seasonal events scattered throughout the year including a spooky Halloween Spectacular!


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Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, P030 1XY, England


Click here to visit Carisbrooke Castle's website
0870 333 1181

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Opening hours

25 March - 1 September Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm 1 October - 31 October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm 1 November - 19 February 2017 Weekends 10.00am - 4.00pm


Adult: £8.80 Child (5 to 15 years): £5.20 Concession: £7.90 Family (2 adults, 3 children): £22.80

More Information


Standard and disabled toilets.

Eating information

Carisbrooke Castle has a tea room that serves hot and cold food open April to October, please call for winter details. Picnic areas for families to relax and enjoy the views.


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Carisbrooke Castle

Newport, Isle of Wight, England


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