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AVEA - AltaVista Epic Aerials created this marvelous drone video of a well-known Norman Castle on the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southern England. Its original owner was Richard de Redvers, one of the lieutenants of William the Conqueror. The castle was subsequently improved and fortified, particularly in the late 16th century when the English leadership was worried about a possible Spanish naval attack. During the English Revolution, King Charles I was imprisoned here before his execution in 1649.
Description: Carisbrooke Castle on a picturesque Isle of Wight. The castle is located on a steep hill overlooking Newport PO30 1XY. There have been a castle on this location since the roman times and despite on lack of any major battles or sieges this castle has been often modernised to ward off invasions from Spain and France. It has made it into history books thanks to being a place of imprisonment of Charles I while he has awaited his trial and later execution. A window through which the king was attempting to escape still exists today. This Castle has also been used as a summer Residence for Queen Victoria and the Royal Family before they have moved to the Osbourne House also located on the Isle of Wight. Castle walls and the central fort offer amazing views of the stunning countryside. You will also find within the walls a museum, restaurant and a live show involving a donkey (not a donkey show) where the animal demonstrates use of the wheel powering the wench of a very deep well supplying water to the caste in the past. These lovely and intelligent creatures only work a maximum of 6 minutes a day and can refuse to participate in the performance without without a worry of getting a P45. I would gladly swap with them!