Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight. There are all the ingredients here for a great value family day out. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers, and meeting the castle's famous donkeys, while for the grown-ups, the new Edwardian style Princess Beatrice Garden is a joy to explore.

Osborne House "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" remarked Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.

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