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Carisbrooke Castle

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Aerial view of Carisbrooke Castle looking west

The outer defences of Carisbrooke Castle date to the 1590s. These Elizabethan additions transformed it into an up-to-date artillery fortress. Five large arrowhead bastions – one at each corner and one near the gatehouse – were equipped to cover the whole perimeter of the castle with their range of fire. The defences were completed in 1602, but never used in action.

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  • Title: Carisbrooke Castle
  • Location: Carisbrooke Castle
  • Type: Site
  • Original Source: CARISBROOKE CASTLE
  • Rights: Historic England
  • Photographer: Damian Grady

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