Calling all history lovers! Situated at the heart of the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle has been an artillery fortress, king’s prison and a royal summer residence and now is a favourite spot to visit with something for everyone to enjoy. The castle is where King Charles I was imprisoned following the English Civil War. Can you find the rooms from which he attempted to escape? You will experience spectacular panoramic views from the high castle walls and wander the moat to discover King Charles I’s bowling green. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers in the gatehouse. You can even meet the famous Carisbrooke donkeys in Princess Beatrice Garden!
Why visit Carisbrooke Castle in the Isle of Wight?
Start your visit to the castle by exploring the presentation in the 16th-century guardhouse where you can discover Carisbrooke Castle’ history through a fascinating film and virtual tour. You can also visit the castle museum (managed by the Carisbrooke Museum Trust) full of Charles I memorabilia and host regularly changing exhibitions. And finally, treat yourself to a delicious selection of locally produced hot and cold snacks, treats and light lunches in the castle tearoom located above the castle’s former carriage room.
- Member: FREE
- Adult: £11.30
- Child (5-17): £6.80
- Concession: £10.20
- Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £29.40
- Family (1 adult, up to 3 children): £18.10