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Carisbrooke Castle

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Castle / Fort

Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight
PO30 1XY

Tel: +44 01983 522107

Fax: +44 01983 528632

Carisbrooke Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£8.80 per ticket
Child Ticket (5-15 Yrs)£5.20 per ticket
Concession Ticket£7.90 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children)£22.80 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Castle Museum within the castle
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Some no smoking areas


  • Disabled Parking
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Green Transport - Short walk (but uphill) from Carisbrooke and bus stops
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 11
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome - On lead
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 11

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.

From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.

From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke.

Public Transport Directions

Bus; Southern Vectis 6,7,11,38 and the Medina Tour Open top service from Newport, West Wight and Ventnor, all to within a ¼ mile.

Ferry; West Cowes 5 miles, East Cowes 6 miles ( Red Funnel - 0844 844 9988) Fishbourne 6 miles, Ryde 8 miles Yarmouth 9 miles, (Wightlink 08713761000) (Hovertravel (023) 9281 1000 )

For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • ClairWest
    Trip Type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th March 2018
    Nice walk around Castle Grounds. Good views from top. Worth a visit. Tea and cake were nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Dog was allowed to visit too Read full review
  • wmarley1
    East Sussex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A nice place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th March 2018
    A very nice castle and an interesting place to visit. It is set up well and informative. The staff member we spoke to know the history really well. Worth a visit when it's warmer to enjoy it at its... Read full review
  • Bruce H
    Murton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 28th February 2018
    Following a truncated visit to Osborne House, Diane & I took the bus to Newport then on to Carisbrooke. The helpful driver dropped us at the nearest stop, this turned out to be quite an uphill hike... Read full review

Opening Times

Spring 2018 (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)
Summer 2018 (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
Bank Holiday10:0018:00
October 2018 (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Winter 2017 (1 Nov 2018 - 19 Feb 2019)
February Half Term 2019 (20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019)

* 20th February 2017 - 24th February 2017: Open Everyday - 10:00 - 16:00

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

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Saturday, 26th May 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

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Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Thursday, 9th August 2018

Knights' Tournament
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Wednesday, 21st March 2018 - Friday, 23rd March 2018

Tuesday, 14th August 2018 - Thursday, 16th August 2018

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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

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