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Imprisoned Kings, military history, home of a Princess and loveable donkeys - come explore the fascinating history of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight.

Imprisoned Kings, military history, home of a Princess and loveable donkeys - come explore the fascinating history of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight.

The Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution in 1649 but that is only a small part of this castles 800 years of history.

There are all the ingredients here for a great value family day out in the Isle of Wight. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers, and meeting the castle's famous donkeys who have been drawing up water for hundreds of years. 

Don't miss The New Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw. The tranquil castle chapel and museum with its fascinating Charles I memorabilia.

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Come and play bowls on the green used by a defeated king. Carisbrooke Castle is where King Charles I was imprisoned following the English Civil War. Can you find the rooms from which he attempted to escape?

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Carisbrook Castle
Castle Hill
Newport
PO30 1XY

01983523112 Email

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