Good afternoon friends,
I hope you’re all keeping well this beautiful Monday!
Yesterday morning, my family and I went for a social distancing at
‘The Castle’… Carisbrook Castle.
This beautiful 12th century castle was the location of where Charles I was held prisoner, before being beheaded.
The castle is currently closed to the public due to the global current events.
Standard Admission for the castle grounds is around £12.50 for adults and £7.50 for children.
Inside the grounds includes A chapel,museum, the well house, with a working well, operated by Donkeys, And many other rooms to explore.
In all honesty I havent been in the castle for years, the merchandise and the admission fee are over priced,but the site is beautiful to view from the outside also.
Leading up to and around the castle walks are extremly popular with all, and you can enjoy it for free.
Children and adults riding their bikes, walks with the family, visiting the horses on the adjacent fields, or just parking up outside the castle to take in the view
Walking around the moat of the castle, which you can run up and down of (great fun for sledding when it very rarely snows)
Beautiful old walls around the castle, with the most beautiful views over looking Newport,
A variety of pathways leading off of the path to local footpaths to and other ventures.
With many hidden windows and doors around the site, you cant help but peak through, and maybe attempt to wiggle the handle.
I’m forever thankful for our island, the sites, the nature, the history and all that is there to be discovered.