Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

 Isle of Wight, England.
ParkingToiletsBaby ChangingPushchair FriendlyAccessibleDogs WelcomeCafePicnic Area

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has had a mixed past. It's was a prison that kept Charles I during the Civil War, a somewhere for royalty to stay during the summer, and an artillery fortress in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The castle is on a hilltop, and the first fort was built around 1000 years ago, probably to escape raids from Vikings. Now the castle is one of English Heritage's top ten family attractions, as voted for by visitors. There are plenty of castle ruins to explore, as well as visiting the castle's donkeys. If the kids still have plenty of energy, there are 71 steps to climb around the remains of the 14th Century motte and keep. Visit the English Heritage website to see if there's a family event on at the castle.


 Parking Toilets Baby Changing Pushchair Friendly Accessible Dogs Welcome Cafe Picnic Area

Facilities Details

Dogs are allowed on leads (but not inside the museum). The ground floor is wheelchair accessible, but due to steep steps, the upper floor of the museum and the castle walls are not.

Accessibility Info

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Typical Family Range: £28 - £31

A family entrance ticket covers two adults and up to three children. English Heritage members can park and enter for free.

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Special Offer

If you are planning on taking the kids to a couple of English Heritage properties this year, consider getting a Family English Heritage Membership, as this could save you money on the entrance and parking fees.

On The Map


Carisbrooke Castle
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
PO30 1XY

Longitude: -1.314429
Latitude: 50.688029

How to get in touch

 Visit their Website

 Call on 01983 522107