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Carisbrooke Castle opening times, prices & tickets

Castle at Carisbrooke

The quintessential romantic castle, Carisbrooke is an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence which has been pivotal in the Island's history. Today, you'll find loveable donkeys, a fascinating museum and an Edwardian garden.

About Carisbrooke Castle

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How to buy individual tickets

SAVE 20% on admission tickets to Carisbrooke Castle with any Red Funnel vehicle or ferry foot passenger journey to the Island - now that's something to shout about!

Step 1: Check the operating days & times below

Step 2: Select the number of tickets required. The actual price charged depends on the admission date

Step 3: Enter the rough date of your visit (tickets are valid +/- 7 days of the date entered)

Step 4: Click the red 'Add' button to add your tickets to the basket. Please then read T&C's and check-out.

Step 5:
If you don't already have a ferry or an accommodation booking in the basket you can add these later.

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16-59 yrs
5-15 yrs
60 yrs +
2 Adults + 3 Children

2016/17/18 Opening Times

 Date Opening Tims  Opening Days
1 Nov - 12 Feb 2017*10.00am to 4.00pmSat, Sun
15 Feb - 24 Feb 201710.00am to 4.00pm7 days a week
25 Feb - 31 Mar 201710.00am to 4.00pmWed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
1 Apr - 30 Sep 2017¹10.00am to 6.00pm7 days a week
1 Oct - 31 Oct 201710.00am to 5.00pm7 days a week
1 Nov - 23 Dec 201710.00am to 4.00pmSat, Sun
27 Dec - 31 Dec 201710.00am to 4.00pm7 days a week
2 Jan - 11 Feb 201810.00am to 4.00pmSat, Sun
12 Feb - 18 Feb 201810.00am to 4.00pm7 days a week
19 Feb - 29 Mar 201810.00am to 4.00pmWed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

* Closed 24, 25, 26 December & 1 Janaury.

¹ on Tue, Wed & Thu during some of August are the Clash of Knights and The Joust Good v Evil events where special rates apply and are to be confirmed.

Collecting admission tickets

  • Vehicle customers: simply present your "Confirmation/eTicket" on arrival at check-in and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed there and then.
  • Foot passengers: please go to the ticket office on arrival and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed on presentation of your "Confirmation/eTicket"

What to give the attraction

Just hand your credit card size ticket(s) to the attraction to gain entry. Tickets are valid for 7 days either side of the date you entered when adding the attraction to your basket. Package tickets are valid on the day of travel only.

Terms & Conditions

Attraction admission tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a booking for a vehicle or foot passenger(s) on Red Funnel´s Southampton/East Cowes route. Attraction tickets are non-refundable and must be used 7 days either side of the date entered. Additional charges (payable on admission) may apply to access special events and certain rides or activities. Standard terms and conditions of entry apply; please refer to the attraction for details.

The discounted ferry crossings are only available whilst the individual attraction is open during 2017. 10% ferry discount available when booked alongside Carisbrooke Castle tickets. To obtain the ferry discount a minimum of either a family ticket or 2 x adults or 2 x seniors must be purchased. Additional tickets may be added to your shopping basket. Valid for return vehicle travel from Southampton. Valid for up to 7 people in a car or small van up to 5.5m length/2m height. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Please check opening dates and times before booking.

2017 Events

- The Joust - Good v Evil - TBC

- Clash of the Knights - TBC

- Spooky Castle - TBC 

Carisbrooke Castle Address: Carisbrooke, Nr Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY. Tel: 01983 522107. On site parking.
Get Directions from East Cowes (17 mins) & View Larger Map

Save 20% on the rates shown below when booking through Red Funnel

 Type25 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 171 Apr 17 - 29 Mar 18
Adult (16-59 yrs)£8.60£9.30
Child (5-15 yrs)£5.10£5.60
Senior (60 yrs+)£7.70£8.40
Family 2+3£22.30£24.20
Infant (0-4 yrs)FREEFREE

- Special pricing for event dates apply
- Group rates: available for groups of 11 or more - please contact Red Funnel's sales team on 0845 330 8889 for further details.
- School groups: admission is free, please contact Red Funnel's sales team on 0845 330 8889 for school ferry packages or visit

Reviews of Carisbrooke Castle

Staff very knowledgeable. Made to feel welcome. Dog friendly which is very important to us. Weather held good which for October was a bonus too. Spent several hours here.
Not quite enough information in the rooms.
Very interesting and informative. Fascinating.
Well worth a visit, you get to see a donkey demonstrating the water wheel, very interesting museum and a lovely castle to walk around.
Worth a visit. Very interesting
Beautiful castle. Lots to do and see. And the staff are very friendly and informative. Great daily shows/activities for the kids in the summer.

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