Carisbrooke Castle

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There's no denying, Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has seen its fair share of drama through the ages. From the threat of the Spanish armada to the incarceration of treacherous English monarchs, Carisbrooke Castle has proven to be an integral part of defending this tiny island in times of turbulence. Nestled in the heart of the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke is one of the island's favourite visitor attractions, second only to Queen Victoria's palatial palace, Osborne House . On your next Isle of Wight cottage holiday, be sure to pay Carisbrooke Castle a visit- we promise it'll be a day to remember!

Carisbrooke Castle- A History Fan's Dream Day Trip Destination!

If your idea of the perfect cottage holiday includes exploring ancient Saxon castles, a trip to Carisbrooke Castle should be at the top of your to-do list. There's been a fortress here since the 11th century, with the stone castle that stands today being only a few decades younger than its original wooden counterpart! Negotiate the historic castle ramparts which offer beautiful views over the surrounding landscape, before delving into the murky depths of the stockade to search for the cell of Charles I, who was incarcerated in Carisbrooke under the charge of high treason. Then, descend into the Edwardian-inspired garden, and take a tranquil walk among the colourful themed flower borders, tracing the steps of Princess Beatrice who lived in the governor's house at Carisbrooke in 1912. Can you think of a more charming way to spend an afternoon on your cottage holiday in the Isle of Wight?

Spend a Day With the Donkeys at Carisbrooke Castle

If one things for certain at Carisbrooke Castle, it's the wealth of attractions available to its younger visitors. Bring the kids for a fun day out at this captivating English Heritage site and see their faces brighten when you cross the path of the Carisbrooke Castle donkeys. For hundreds of years, donkeys have been an integral part of Carisbrooke, providing the energy to bring up water from the well. In 2013, Jill, Jack, Jimbob and Jigsaw have a much easier time of it, but are still happy to put on a show for young visitors! As well as these four adorable mules, Carisbrooke also offers kids the use of a dressing up box; a fun and informative way to burn off some energy before making the trip back to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage.

Carisbrooke Castle Opening Times

Carisbrooke Castle is open from 10am to 6pm 7 days a week, giving you ample opportunity to unearth the history of this wonderful English Heritage site. So book your holiday cottage near Carisbrooke Castle today and get set for a holiday of exploration and discovery on the Isle of Wight!

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    Beautifully located barn conversion cottage in the small hamlet of Gatcombe. Well-equipped, comfortable accommodation. Private patio with furniture. Stunning walks and mountain biking from cottage. Newport 4 miles. (Ref. 913107)

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    Stunningly located barn conversion cottage in the small hamlet of Gatcombe. Well-equipped, comfortable accommodation. Private patio with furniture. Stunning walks and mountain biking from doorstep. Newport 4 miles. (Ref. 913108)

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    Wonderfully located barn conversion cottage in the small hamlet of Gatcombe. Well-equipped, comfortable accommodation. Enclosed patio with furniture. Stunning walks and mountain biking from cottage. Newport 4 miles. (Ref. 903663)

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    An exceptionally beautiful two bed country cottage in the village of Shorwell. Stunning interiors and just 2.8 miles from some spectacular west coast beaches. Village shop opposite and pub nearby. Newport 6 miles. (Ref. 929287)

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    Coastal cottage set within the family-friendly holiday village of Gurnard Pines on the Isle of Wight. Open plan accommodation, oozing a warm rural French finish. Beach and café’s within one mile, woodland and wildlife outside your door. Cowes 1 mile. (Ref. 915611)

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    Coastal chalet set within the family-friendly holiday village of Gurnard Pines on the Isle of Wight. Contemporary open plan family accommodation. Many facilities on-site. Beach within one mile. Cowes 1 mile. (Ref. 930670)

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    Delightful coastal holiday chalet set within the family-friendly holiday village of Gurnard Pines on the Isle of Wight. Contemporary open plan accommodation. Leisure facilities on-site. Cowes 1 mile. (Ref. 927492)

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    Superb, Grade II listed thatched Isle of Wight cottage. Quality accommodation with woodburner. Lovely garden with treehouse, courtyard, lawn and summerhouse. In Shorwell village. Newport 5 miles. (Ref. 4270)

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    A thoughtfully converted old cart house, on a working farm on the edge of the village of Shorwell, Isle of Wight. Panoramic views of the Downs. Short walk to pub. Beach 2 miles. Newport 6 miles. (Ref. 22110)

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    Superbly-presented, contemporary cottage, set in heart of Shalfleet, just over a mile’s walk from the breathtaking Newtown Nature Reserve. Light and spacious living area. WiFi. Award-winning farm shop and pub/restaurant 2 mins walk. (Ref. 905414)

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