Carisbrooke castle which is situated in Carisbrooke near Newport probably dates back to pre-roman times as a wall suggests it there was a building there in Roman times.
The Castle was commenced building during the 12th Century and was added to and fortified many times this was likely to have been an Anglo-Saxon fortress against the Viking raids.
For over two centuaries the castle was in the possession of the Richard de Redvers' family
Charles I was a prisoner here for fourteen months before his execution in 1649
The full history can be found in the wikipedia entry here
Wintertime Weekends only
Admission Adults £9.40 Children £5.60 Concession £8.50
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY