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Carisbrooke Castle

Castle / Fort

Castle Hill
Isle Of Wight
PO30 1XY

Tel: +44 01983 522107

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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.
• Relax in the Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award-winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw.
• See history brought to life with the fun and dramatic film.
• Dress up as a soldier, experiment with armour and discover how to fire cannons.
• Experience the tranquillity of the castle chapel, and visit the Carisbrooke Castle
• Accredited local history museum run by an independent Charitable Trust with its fascinating Charles I memorabilia and new World War 1 exhibition.

Address: Newport, Isle of Wight, Hants
PO30 1XY. Tel: 01983 522107

Direction: 1½ miles south west of Newport

If you are fit enough to scale the down land on your mountain bike what’s one more hill up to Carisbrooke castle? The castle is near the islands most challenging off road mountain bike route, a 50 mile trail, called the Chalk Ridge Extreme. Have a rest and let the donkeys take the strain in their donkey powered water winch and have a lie down in Charles the first’s bedroom in the castle museum.

* Bus Routes - 6, 7, 12, 38 or Island Coaster. More info -


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Winter (3 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
Summer (1 Apr 2018 - 2 Nov 2018)

* 16th February - 20 February 2015: Open Everyday - 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 24-26 December and 1 January

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults & 3 children£20.80 per ticket
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Child (5-15 years)£4.80 per ticket
Concession£7.20 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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