However, Saturday's earthquakein Wales was felt as far away as Carisbrooke Castle
on the Isle of Wight, over 200 km (125 miles) away.
Following a toss-up between Carisbrooke Castle
and Osborne House (english-heritage.
, Newport King Charles I was imprisoned here following the English Civil War, and famously got his head stuck in a window trying to escape.
AUGUST 1-9: Carisbrooke Castle
on the Isle of Wight opens its doors for Knight School with medieval activities and crafts including shield making, armour wearing, etiquette, storytelling and crafts.
Visit Victorian Ventnor and its Botanic Garden, ride the steam railway, see the dramatic rocky Needles and the coloured sands of Alum Bay, the yachting town of Cowes and historic Carisbrooke Castle
and Osborne House, favourite haunt of Queen Victoria.
On the same theme, our kids loved Carisbrooke Castle
, which does a neat job of compressing around 1,000 years of history into one afternoon.
95, near Carisbrooke Castle
, where they held Charles I just before he lost his head in Whitehall.
The English Heritage tourist film in Carisbrooke Castle
is a masterpiece in making history interesting.
The island's many attractions include traditional seaside resorts, beaches, gardens, Carisbrooke Castle
, a zoo and steam railway.
The king arrived on the Isle of Wight to be received by the parliamentarian governor Colonel Robert Hammond, who placed him in protective but open custody in Carisbrooke Castle
We did manage trips to Carisbrooke Castle
, the Isle of Wight Zoo and Osborne House, the former home of Queen Victoria, although we could have been happily entertained on site.
Further to the west in the middle of the island near Newport stood Carisbrooke Castle