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CARISBROOKE CASTLE

Carisbrooke Castle is a motte and bailey style castle situated in the picturesque village of Carisbrooke, near Newport on the Isle of Wight. The site was originally occupied during the 8th century, as an Anglo-Saxon stronghold, and again around the year 1000, when a wall was built around the hill, to protect it from Viking raids. Over the next two centuries, the castle was owned by the de Redvers family, who vastly updated and enhanced it with the addition of stone walls, a stone keep and a stone tower. It fell out of ownership of the family when Countess Isabella sold it to Edward I in 1293.

In 1377, when King Richard II reigned, the French attempted to attack and seize the castle, without success. A local hero by the name of Peter de Heyno saved the day by shooting the French commander.

Nearly three centuries later, in the mid 1600's, King Charles I was held prisoner at Carisbrooke Castle for fourteen months, before being executed in 1649. He reputedly attempted to escape via the window of his prison, but was unable to get through the bars! Charles's two youngest children were also imprisoned there, the youngest of which - Princess Elizabeth - died there at just 14 years of age.

Before becoming owned and controlled by English Heritage, Carisbrooke Castle was last occupied by Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria and Governess of the Isle of Wight from 1896-1944.

Today, Carisbrooke Castle is home to the Isle of Wight Museum, and the Great Hall, Great Chamber and many of the smaller rooms (most of which are at least partly furnished) are open to visits from the public. The cost is £7.70 for adults and £4.60 for children.


Hotels near Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle


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Castle Lodge guest house

54 Castle Road , Newport , PO30 1DP

Castle Lodge guest house is 0.49 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 57

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9.4 out of 10

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£ 57
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St John'S House

, Newport , PO30

St John'S House is 0.52 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 0

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Old Church House

46 Crocker Street , Newport , PO30 5DB

Old Church House is 0.68 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 55

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9 out of 10

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£ 55
The Wheatsheaf Hotel

16 Saint Thomas Square, Newport , Newport , PO30 1SG

The Wheatsheaf Hotel is 0.75 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 69

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7.8 out of 10

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£ 69
El Patron Hotel

Charter house, St Thomas square , Newport , PO30 1SL

El Patron Hotel is 0.78 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 100

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8.6 out of 10

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The Small B and B

22 Shide Road , Newport , PO30 1YQ

The Small B and B is 0.85 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 55

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9.8 out of 10

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£ 55
Calverts Hotel

Quay Street , Newport , PO30 5BA

Calverts Hotel is 0.88 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 30

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6.8 out of 10

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Newport Quay

41 Quay St, Newport , Newport , PO30 5BA

Newport Quay is 0.95 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 60

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8.7 out of 10

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£ 60
Waverley Inn

2, Clatterford Road, Carisbrooke, Newport , Isle of wight , Newport , PO30 1PA

Waverley Inn is 0.99 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 45

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8.5 out of 10

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£ 45
Beech Road

15 Beech Road, Isle of Wight , Newport , PO30 2AH

Beech Road is 1.19 kilometers from Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle. Room prices starting from £ 35

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6.5 out of 10

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£ 35