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Carisbrooke Castle

Newport

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Hill, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1XY

Tel: +44 01983 522107

Carisbrooke Castle

About

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

DRIVE LESS SEE MORE EXPERIENCES:
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 - http://www.islandbuses.info/

Guide Prices

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
MembersFree

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Punjabi audio guide

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - on leads
  • Event Venue
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly

Parking & Transport

  • Green Transport - Short walk (but uphill) from Carisbrooke and bus stops
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 11
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.

Public Transport Directions

Bus; Southern Vectis 6,7,11,38 and the Medina Tour Open top service from Newport, West Wight and Ventnor, all to within a ¼ mile.

Ferry; West Cowes 5 miles, East Cowes 6 miles ( Red Funnel - 0844 844 9988) Fishbourne 6 miles, Ryde 8 miles Yarmouth 9 miles, (Wightlink 08713761000) (Hovertravel (023) 9281 1000 )

For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Winter (3 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 2 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* 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

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