Carisbrooke Castle

Isle of Wight, England

City/Town/Village: Carisbrooke
District: Isle of Wight
County: Isle of Wight
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6872, -1.31294
Postcode: PO30 1XY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the 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. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles used. 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.
Adults: £7.00 from 1 Apr 2010
Children: £3.50 from 1 Apr 2010
Concessions: £6.00 from 1 Apr 2010
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website

Carisbrooke Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

1445 Carisbrooke Castle

SZ 4887 NW 11/9
SZ 4887 NE 12/9


Official residence of the Governor of the Isle of Wight. Substantial
remains of castle of C11/C12 foundation with additions in the C14, C15
and C16. Pre-Domesday earthworks round the inner enceinte and at their
foot to the east and west, remains of a late Roman masonry wall, near
the North-Eastern corner, a shallow semi-circular bastion and in the
middle of the east side traces of an inturned gate. Ruins considerably
restored in the C19. Chapel rebuilt 1904-5 by Percy Goddard Stone,
retaining base of C13 buttresses. Charles I was imprisoned in the castle
1647-48. His daughter Princess Elizabeth died there and is buried in
St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Square qv. A.M.

Listing NGR: SZ4855087719

Information from British Listed Buildings

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