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Yarmouth Castle, Yarmouth

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This was the last and most sophisticated addition to Henry VIII's coastal defences; it was completed after his death in 1547, with the first new-style 'arrowhead' artillery bastion built in England.

Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. Step inside and discover the atmospheric recreation of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and see the exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks.
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  • There is always something new to learn about good old henry which is what made this heritage site so interesting for me there was literature in the castle to learn and read about that we didn't get to...  more »
  • What a great little gem. I recently visited with my 2 year old and we thoroughly enjoyed it. While there is not much to the castle there was lots for my son to play with and he loved running around an...  more »
  • It is small but history and views make up for it. Its very unquie in it way and only need a hour at most. Also nice to watch ferry leave and arrive. Can easily miss entrance  more »
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  • Very warm welcome, the lady was extremely helpful. This is a very small place to visit but very interesting as a lot of information is given about the history. Lovely views from the top overlooking the Solent.
  • After a recent visit the Yarmouth Castle I was left slightly deflated.. The castle was built by one of the ruthless Kings of our time but no significant reference is made to this in the castle ground. The castle is best described as a quick attraction that will leave you wondering , what’s that all about.
  • This little Castle is worth a visit. Nothing fancy or grand. A place that shows the changes suffered according to its use at different periods of time.
  • It's a nice place to visit when you come to Yarmouth, the price is a bit much considering how small it is.
  • Quite small to look around, but very historic.
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