Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY

Carisbrooke Castle is a romantic historic motte-and-bailey castle located in the village of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, England. Charles I was imprisoned at the castle in the months prior to his trial.


  • Visit the donkeys: they have been drawing up water in the well-house for hundreds of years. There are daily demonstrations working the 16th-century treadwheel to raise the water from the bottom of the castle well.
  • Norman keep and wall walk: Climb the steps up the castle mound to enjoy beautiful views from the ancient castle keep. 

Opening hours

Summer hours: open daily from 10am to 6pm

Events at this place


Adults: £8.80, children (5-15 yrs): £5.20

Services & facilities

  • Restrooms
  • Baby changing
  • Parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Wheelchair for rent
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Café
  • Picnic area
  • Gift shop


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