Isle of Wight

Carefree short breaks & holidays

Osborne House © IW Tourism

Castles and forts

Castles and forts on the Isle of Wight.

Carisbrooke Castle (English Heritage) – Carisbrooke

Steeped in medieval history, this 900-year-old castle, set in 22 acres of grounds, has been described as the finest Norman building in Britain... find out more.

Adult tickets £9.40, children £5.60

Yarmouth Castle (English Heritage) – Yarmouth

A Tudor castle in a beautiful seaside town. Climb to the battlements and enjoy the very best views of sailing in the Solent. As you watch the yachts pass through the narrow channel between Yarmouth and the New Forest, you'll understand why Henry VIII built his final fortress here... find out more.

Adult tickets £5.20, children £3.10

The Needles Old Battery (National Trust) – Alum Bay

Under threat from the French, in 1860 a Palmerstonian fort was built to help protect the south coast of England from invasion. The fort is located high above the sea with truly panoramic views of the famous Needles and lighthouse... find out more.

Adult tickets £6.80, children £3.40