12 Best Places to Visit in Isle of Wight (England)

2. Newport

Carisbrooke Castle

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Carisbrooke Castle

The political centre of the island is an agreeable, busy town that has all you need for a shopping trip, with a mix of well-known brands and one-of-a-kind, independent stores.

The market trades on Tuesdays as well as Fridays, when farmers from around the island come to sell their produce.

In converted Victorian warehouses on the Medina is Quay Arts, the Isle of Wight’s main cultural centre, with three galleries, a theatre and cafe.

For an excursion look no further than Carisbrooke Castle, which was built by the Normans in the 1100s and was where Charles I was imprisoned for more than a year as he awaited execution in 1649.

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