12th century castle ruins set on a hill inland overlooking extensive countryside and farmland, and to the north views over towns and the Solent. King Charles I was imprisoned here in 1647. External stone ruins of walls and buttresses, a large moat around, and internal features which include wheel and well houses, castle chapel and museum.
A multi-room Museum situated within the Governor's mansion at Carisbrooke Castle. Rooms include the bedroom within which Charles I was held during his captivity on the Isle of Wight during the English Civil War. The wider Castle site, which is operated by English Heritage (with whom we can facilitate contact) dates from the Norman period - with significant upgrades made during the Thirteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries as well as the later Victorian period when it was used as a Royal residence.