Infobox UK place |
country = England
latitude = 50.69174
longitude = -1.31725
Isle of Wight
map_type = Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
region = South East England
constituency_westminster= Isle of Wight
static_image_caption = Carisbrooke Church.
Carisbrooke is a village on the western outskirts of Newport,
Isle of Wight. It is best known as the site of Carisbrooke Castle.It also has a medieval church and a Roman Villawhich was discovered in the Victorian era.
It is served by
Southern Vectisbuses on route 6, route 7 and route 11, operating to Freshwater, Newport, Yarmouthand Ventnor, as well as some smaller villages. There is also a local bus route, numbered 38.cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/routelist.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus routes | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04]
It has two pubs - the Waverley and the Eight Bells and a motorcycle dealership called "Dave Death Motorcycles". Its founder was killed in a motorcycle crash. The village also has four schools, all along Wellington Road. These are Carisbrooke Primary School, Christ the King College (Formerly Archbishop King Middle and Trinity Middle Schools) and
Carisbrooke High School.
When in 1917 the British royal family changed its name from the "House of
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to the " House of Windsor" and renounced all German titles, the title of Marquess of Carisbrookewas created for the erstwhile German Prince Alexander of Battenberg.
* [http://www.carisbrooke.shalfleet.net/carisbrooke%20text.htm "Carisbrooke Church from from Blacks Guide to the Isle of Wight, 1870"]
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