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Yarmouth Castle, Yarmouth
(3.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the smallest castles I've ever visited! The seaward facing 'half' is essentially a gun platform for C16th cannons - there are lovely views of the Solent from here. There is a fascinating exhibi...  more »
  • Located very close to ferry. English Heritage have provided excellent signage to describe what you are looking at and to give some insight to living conditions especially when England was under threat...  more »
  • Part of the English Heritage group, Yarmouth Castle is worth a visit if you happen to have a spare 30mins or so - it's a small artillery fort, so easily visited within this timeframe. It's best to hea...  more »
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  • Very small and expensive for what it is. Best to be an English Heritage member, then you get for free. The terrace offers nice views.
  • Small but perfectly formed castle/fort right beside the ferry slip.
  • Good afternoon out.
  • Interesting place , lovely views
  • Loved their breakfast