Carisbrooke Castle is a typical example of a “motte-and-bailey” castle and dates back to Norman Times.  The Castle sits on a hill looking out across Carisbrooke village near Newport on the Isle of Wight.

After the English Civil War Charles I was held there before his execution and other Royals linked to the Castle include Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, who took up residence when she was made Governor of the Isle of Wight in 1913.

Now days it is looked after by English Heritage and provides a fantastic insight into our Country’s Heritage.