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Yarmouth Castle, Yarmouth

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Historic Site
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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  • My wife and I were very interested in this early style of fortification. It displays new ideas of the defence of our island when Henry VIII was expecting an invasion from across the channel. Our visit...  more »
  • You could easily miss this castle hidden away down an alley near the harbour. Good views out to sea and interesting to see how the castle was used as defences.  more »
  • The castle really gives a taste of Tudor life ,and the view across to the mainland is breathtaking. Great for kids  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