Carisbrooke Castle - The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle mentions that Wihtgar, nephew of king Cynric, died in AD 544, and was buried there. Around 1000, a wall was built around the hill as a defence against Viking raids. King Charles I was imprisoned there in the months prior to his trial and tried to escape from the castle in 1648, but was unable to get through the bars of his window.

Carisbrooke Castle is a historic motte-and-bailey castle located in the village of Carisbrooke, near Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Charles I was imprisoned at the castle in the months prior to his trial.

UK, Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle - The Norman keep and motte

A history of Carisbrooke Castle, which has been a central place of power and defence on the Isle of Wight for about a thousand years.

seventy-one steps lead up to the 12th century Keep of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

seventy-one steps lead up to the century Keep of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

Old Postcards For Sale - Isle of Wight - The Entrance, Carisbrooke Castle, IOW - Local Publisher - T Piper, Carisbrooke

Old Postcards For Sale - Isle of Wight - The Entrance, Carisbrooke Castle, IOW - Local Publisher - T Piper, Carisbrooke

Disused Stations: Mill Hill Station

Disused Stations: Mill Hill Station

Newport High Street 1906

Newport High Street 1906

1920's Ryde

1920's Ryde

ISLE OF WIGHT/CASTLES: Carisbrooke Castle; Colour antique print from a watercolour, 1920; approximate size 16.0 x 10.5cm, 6.25 x 4.25 inches

ISLE OF WIGHT/CASTLES: Carisbrooke Castle; Colour antique print from a watercolour, approximate size x x inches

Quarr Abbey Isle of Wight

Quarr Abbey Isle of Wight

After William Alexander, Carisbrook Castle 1814.

Artwork page for ‘Carisbrook Castle’, after William Alexander, 1814

Cowes

Cowes

Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight

Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight

The sands Ryde

The sands Ryde

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