Isle of Wight Attraction
Isle of Wight
Having lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish Armada, the motte-and-bailey Castle at Carisbrooke is wonderfully well preserved.
Kids will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers and the interactive exhibitions and virtual tours that help bring the castle’s fascinating story to life. They will also take great delight in meeting the castle’s famous donkeys, Jigsaw, Jimbob, Jack and Jill as they work the 17th-century waterwheel at the Well House.
For the grown-ups, the new Edwardian style Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw, is a joy to explore. As are the castle's beautiful and tranquil chapel and the Great Hall with its museum housing fascinating Charles I memorabilia.
And if you walk the seventy-one steps that lead up to the keep, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside!
Special events taking place at the castle throughout 2014 include: Cavaliers and Roundheads, Knights School, Grand Medieval Joust, Knights Tournament and Spooky Castle! Check attraction website for dates and details.
A great value day out for the whole family!
Wight World Days Out
£60* Our all-inclusive price to include day return ferry travel for a Car + 7 and entrance into Carisbrooke Castle for everyone!
From 1 April – 2 November 2014.
Please check Carisbrooke Castle opening hours before booking.
* Terms and conditions can be found here.
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