There is a vast amount of places to visit on the island, hopefully this page will help you plan before you arrive here or give you a good idea before hand. Because of Covid we no longer have Brochures in the Hotel, we have entered them here for your most updated information from each attraction.
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The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.
Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat.
One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned.
The Isle of Wight Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and
lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown’s coast
Black Rock Charters welcomes you, your friends and your whole family. Why not experience one of our Fishing Trips, Needles Cruises or why not come and visit us at our friendly Booking Office & Tackle Shop. We have rods for hire, baits and tackle for fishing. We also have a Crab Shack with our famous crab bait and crabbing equipment for the whole family.
Dimbola Lodge was the Isle of Wight home of the Victorian pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron from 1860 to 1875. It is now owned by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, which runs the Dimbola Museum and Galleries.
Isle of Wight Pearl houses the largest collection of pearl jewellery in the UK.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has 97 donkeys and 26 ponies, all of whom are either rescued or abandoned.
They are given a ‘forever home’ in 55 acres of countryside in the Wroxall valley where they get first class care and welfare. Over 50 volunteers support the staff at the Sanctuary to ensure that the donkeys ‘want for nothing’.
Amazon World Zoo Park has a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals, spanning the entire animal kingdom.
A visit provides the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment. The tropical gardens are authentic reproductions of Italian and Japanese gardens with a delightful range of water features.
Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK.
Fine example of a Romano-British farmhouse built in 280 AD. Well preserved bath suite with hypocaust central heating.
Rooted in the natural landscape of this unique island, we’re the Isle of Wight’s first and only distillery. Our founders Xavier and Conrad and our small team distil spirits shaped by our stunning surroundings, and the unique character of our island. Doing things differently, minimising waste, using ethically sourced and often local ingredients to craft a range of smooth, complex spirits.
Adgestone, the place of beauty where you can relax with the whole family. Take an audio tour and go underground into one of the oldest commercial wine cellars in England. Impress your friends with your new wine tasting skills. Enjoy something to eat in our modern café with a light lunch, cream tea or delicious sharing platter. Unwind for the afternoon with a glass of English Wine.
Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent the remains of Fort Victoria now house a Archaeology Discovery Centre, Planetarium, Model Railway, Reptilarium and Cafe.
The surrounding Country Park offers Seashore and Woodland walks and the site is one of the best vantage points for watching the Solents boats and shipping.
The House of Chilli is a hothouse of chilli inspired creativity based on the holiday hotspot of the Isle of Wight.
In a commanding position on top of Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight, this derelict Victorian fort is now open for volunteer-run guided tours.
The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum was established in 1997 and contains an impressive display of vintage buses and coaches, collected to show the Island’s transport heritage.
Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction, which first opened in 1817.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary was first established in 1987 to provide any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention, a safe and permanant home.
The Oasis is unique shop based on the Isle of Wight selling Teak furniture,
Cushions, Candles, flowers, homeware and much more.
A family run glassblowing studio and gallery
Visit over 3000 carefully tended varieties of trees and shrubs set in nearly two acres of the most intricate landscaped gardens on the Island. Lovingly reproduced 1/10th scale models of Godshill, Shanklin, miniature railway and much more!
Come and stroll through our beautiful gardens and browse the shops. Choose from a wide range of gifts from cards to collectables, books, pictures, candles, pens, pottery, glassware and much more. The ideal place for that unusual gift.
Enjoy watching local skilled artisans at work in the craft centres, browse local shops and take in the numerous displays of rural life of times gone by.
There is something of interest for everyone in this attraction, bursting at the seams with Spanish gold and silver, thousands of treasures recovered from under the sea, antique and present day diving equipment, ship models, the strange Merman, and a multitude of other intriguing relics from the past.
Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape,Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book.
“Nestling in the microclimate of The Undercliff, Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight has a subtropical and exotic plant collection unrivalled elsewhere in the UK.
Perched high above the Needles at the extreme tip of the Island, with unrivalled views of the Solent and unspoilt countryside, is the Needles Old Battery a Victorian fort built in 1862 and used throughout both World Wars.
Waverley is one of the world’s greatest historic ships – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass.
A family home since 1522, of great historic and architectural interest
There are over 1200 pieces on show, including many unique and never before seen pieces, in two galleries.
This cottage museum was established in Brading, Isle of Wight in 1974, and was formed from the private doll collection started by the Munday family in 1960. It is acknowledged as being one of the finest and most important collections in Great Britain with over 2000 exhibits on display dating circa 2000 BC to approximately 1950 AD.
The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition.
West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca stud farm set within 23-acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow on the Isle of Wight and is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas. We’ve opened our doors so you can come trekking with these adorable animals and get to know your cushing from your pronking or you can just as easily drop into our farm café and shop, while you watch the alpacas roam around.
The museum holds an interesting mix of tanks , artifacts , other vehicles , small arms and a range of uniforms from the 1940’s to the present day. Learn about life in wartime and about those who contributed so much to the war effort as you investigate the replica street scene and other exhibits
The lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliffe, five miles from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and comprises a white octagonal tower with 94 steps up to the lantern. A fixed red subsidiary light displayed from a window seven metres below the main light and marks the Atherfield Ledge; it is visible for 17 miles in clear weather and was first exhibited in 1904.
With some incredible day and night time experiences to be found throughout the season, Robin Hill, set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside really is the destination for visitors of all ages looking for outdoor fun, adventure and great family experiences.
With over 17o years of Magic Blackgang Chine is the UK’s oldest theme park.
It was founded by a young entrepreneur named Alexander Dabell in 1843, when all that stood at Blackgang was the Chine itself. A spectacular gorge that cut some 500 foot deep into the cliff face, the Victorians travelled from far and wide to Blackgang Chine to experience its breathtaking views.
Please note we do not accept children younger than 16 years old. Younger Children will be refused entry.
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