Yarmouth Castle

West Wight

Type:Castle / Fort

Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0PB

Tel: +44 01983 760678

Yarmouth Castle


A Tudor Castle in a beautiful seaside town. Climb to the battlements and enjoy the very best views of sailing in the Solent. As you watch the yachts pass through the narrow channel between Yarmouth and the New Forest, you will understand why Henry VIII built this, his final fortress. Commanding the mouth of the Solent since 1547, Yarmouth was the first Arrow Head Castle in Britain. Picnic on the rampart lawns and enjoy magnificent views over the Solent.

A bus or bike trip to this petit but perfectly formed sea defence. Head up to the bowling lawn turret and aim old cannon at invading tourists as they bear down in iron clad ferries. By Bus take the Island Coaster or Route 7 bus from Newport, by bike take a tiny nibble of the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route just from Freshwater along the West Wight rail trail cycleway- a safe mostly off road route along a stunning estuary. Hire bikes from West Wight rentals in Yarmouth.

* Taste Round the Island Cycle Route page and map: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/taste-round-the-island-route
* Bus info - http://www.islandbuses.info/
* Wight Cycle Hire: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/wight-cycle-hire-p155821

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.00 per ticket
Child Ticket£2.40 per ticket
Concession Ticket£3.60 per ticket
English Heritage MembersFree



  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - on leads

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - close by

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.

Public Transport Directions

Bus; Southern Vectis 7 from Newport.

Ferry: Wight link 0870 582 7744 ( Lymington – Yarmouth)

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


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Platinum Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Platinum 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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