Carisbrooke Castle is a historic motte-and-bailey castle, an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison (noted as being where King Charles I was imprisoned in the months before his trial) and a royal summer residence. Carisbrooke is at the very heart of the Isle of Wight's history, where you will find a fascinating museum and an Edwardian garden. There are traces of a Roman fort underneath the later buildings. It is now under the control of English Heritage.
The castle is reputedly haunted by three apparitions: a Grey Lady, a young man wearing a leather jerkin and a "huge man" wearing a white gown. All have been sighted at the moat. One witness claims to have had a conversation with the male in the leather jerkin for several minutes until he suddenly disappeared.
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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.