Immerse yourself in 800 years of fascinating history at Carisbrooke Castle.

Imprisoned Kings, military history, home of a Princess and loveable donkeys – come explore the fascinating history of Carisbrooke Castle.

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.
  • Feeding and grooming demonstrations at the donkey centre.

See the What’s On page for great events held at the Castle through the year.

Opening Times

Admission Prices

Members – Free – 
Adult – £8.00
Child (5-15 years) – £4.80
Concession – £7.20
Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £20.80
Overseas Visitor Pass – Available



Carisbrooke Castle Castle Hill Newport PO30 1XY



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