Castles & Palaces
Explore a quintessential English castle full of history
Surrounded by England's green and pleasant landscape, Carisbrooke Castle is a must-visit landmark on the Isle of Wight. * Perched on a steep motte at the heart of the island, the medieval castle has an eventful past. Through the centuries it's been a besieged fortress, an idyllic royal summer residence, and even a prison for the overthrown Charles I. * There are stellar views to be had from the castle walls, and visitors can also meet the famous Carisbrooke donkeys. Another highlight is Charles' bowling green, where the imprisoned Stuart king would cut loose prior to his beheading in 1649.
Admission to the site and shops within the area
Access to the museums within the grounds
Encounter with donkeys
Free on-site parking
Children under 5 get in free, no ticket needed.
Show your smartphone ticket at the admission desk.
How to get there
Castle Hill, PO30 1XY