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Isle of Wight: Carisbrooke Castle Entry Ticket

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Isle of Wight: Carisbrooke Castle Entry Ticket

From US$ 15.08 per person

Visit Carisbrooke Castle and explore the fortress's battlements and buildings. See the room from which Charles I attempted to escape.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Patrol the battlements and climb the steep steps up to the castle mound
  • Admire the statue of the war horse Warrior
  • See the room from which Charles I attempted to escape
  • Admire unrivaled views from the Norman keep
Full description
Carisbrooke Castle has stories to intrigue any visitor. This mighty medieval fortress was a prison for a tragic king and home of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. Founded around 1100, the castle was key to the Isle of Wight's defense for over nine centuries. First, enjoy an overview of the people and events which have shaped the castle's history by watching an introductory film. Then, patrol the battlements and climb the steep steps up the massive castle mound for unrivalled views from the Norman keep. Explore the powerful medieval gatehouse and the ruins of Carey's Mansion. Discover the stronghold's original domestic buildings, adapted by later residents. See the room from which Charles I attempted to escape - but got stuck in the window bars. Enjoy the Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden, with its fountain and plantings in the rich colors of the royal arms. Don't forget to greet the Carisbrooke donkeys on their daily 10-minute stint of treading the water wheel - demonstrating how it was used for centuries to draw up water from the castle well. Finally admire the statue of the war horse Warrior, loaned to English Heritage as part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.
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    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
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    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    4.8 /5

    based on 17 reviews

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    September 19, 2021

    Much more to do at Carisbrooke Castle than I’d previously imagined: donkeys, a fascinating museum, a lovely little chapel, a walk around the walls with scenic views, a pretty garden, and a tea room. Highly recommended.

    September 11, 2021

    Excellent Very interesting and Historically accurate Castle Aimed at all ages Guides were well informed and unobtrusive

    September 11, 2021

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