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Newport

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Carisbrooke Castle

Newport is the county town (administrative centre) of the Isle of Wight. It is in the centre of the island on the River Medina. It is the second largest town on the island, with a population of 24,000, slightly fewer than Ryde.

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Newport is the hub for Southern Vectis bus services throughout the island, so is easily reached from the other towns, including those where ferry services arrive from the mainland.

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Map of Newport (Isle of Wight)

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  • 1 Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Carisbrooke, PO30 1XY (a mile and a half south west of Newport), +44 1983 522107. 10AM-4PM. In the 1640s King Charles I was imprisoned in this castle whose construction began in the 12th century. Visitors planning to visit both Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle should consider becoming members of English Heritage; it can work out cheaper than buying individual tickets for family groups and allows free access to all other English Heritage properties for the rest of the year. Adults £7.70, children £4.60, concessions £6.90. Carisbrooke Castle (Q328595) on Wikidata Carisbrooke Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Museum of Island History, High St, PO30 1TY, +44 1983 521555. M 10:30AM-3:30PM, Tu-F 9:30AM-3:30PM, Sa Su closed. Museum dedicated to the history of the Isle of Wight. Last entry 3PM. Adult £2, child £1.20, family £5.

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  • Tennyson Trail. 15 mi (24 km) walk from Carisbrooke Castle to the Needles. Tennyson Trail (Q16250052) on Wikidata Tennyson Trail on Wikipedia
  • 1 Apollo Theatre, Pyle Street, Newport, +44 1983 210 010, . The Apollo Theatre presents 7 shows a year produced by its in-house company, The Apollo Players. In addition, it also hosts a range of events from external companies featuring a mix of drama, live music, meetings and lectures. £8.50.

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Routes through Newport
Cowes ← Northwood ←  N UK road A3020.PNG SE  → Blackwater → Shanklin
FreshwaterYarmouth ← Bouldnor ←  W UK road A3054.PNG E  East CowesWootton BridgeRyde


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