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.
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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 Zoo 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
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.
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.
St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliffe, 5 miles from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Wight in 1323.
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!
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
Here at Isle of Wight Lavender we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality Lavender cultavars. We are National Collection holders for Lavendula with over 230 cultivars of Lavender.
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
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.
The Belmont Hotel
8 Queens Road
Isle of Wight
+44 (0)1983 867875