The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Attractions on the Isle of Wight

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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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  •   Isle of Wight Steam Railway

    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.

  •  Osbourne House

    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.

  •   Carisbrook Castle (10 miles)

    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.

  •   Sandown Zoo (3.4 miles)

    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


  •   The Needles (20 miles)

    Our world famous coloured sand cliffs overlook the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark – The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse.


  •   Isle of Wight Pearl

    Isle of Wight Pearl houses the largest collection of pearl jewellery in the UK. 


  •   Owl and Monkey Haven

    The Isle of Wight's multi-award winning animal attraction with full charitable status! Home to a diverse collection of rescued primates and birds of prey.


  •   Amazon World

    Amazon World Zoo Park has a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals, spanning the entire animal kingdom.



  •   Haven Falconry

      Tucked away in Havenstreet in our special corner of the Isle of Wight we have
      a wonderful collection of owls, hawks, falcons and doves



  •   Butterfly World & Fountain World

    A visit provides the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environmentThe tropical gardens are authentic reproductions of Italian and Japanese gardens with a delightful range of water features.

  •   Brading Roman Villa

    Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK.



  •   Newport Roman Villa

    Fine example of a Romano-British farmhouse built in 280 AD. Well preserved bath suite with hypocaust central heating.



  •   Rosemary Vineyard

    Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English Wine, covering 30 acres, Rosemary Vineyard is ideally placed to make the most of the mild Island



  •   Model Railway

    The railway has been at the Fort for the past fifteen years, but under new ownership for only five years. 



  •   Garlic Farm

    They've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 50 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. 



  •   The House of Chilli

    The House of Chilli is a hothouse of chilli inspired creativity based on the holiday hotspot of the Isle of Wight.

  •   Bembridge Fort

    In a commanding position on top of Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight, this derelict Victorian fort is now open for volunteer-run guided tours.



  •   Quarr Abbey

      The old abbey, founded in 1132, was the centre of life
      on the Island until its dissolution by Henry V111.

  •   Classic Boat Museum

      We are able to offer a fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts alike.


  •   Isle of Wight Bus  and CoachMuseum

    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.



  •   Shanklin Chine

      Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction, which first opened in 1817.



  •   St Catherines Light House

    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.


  •   Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

      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.

  •   Oasis

      The Oasis is unique shop based on the Isle of Wight selling Teak furniture,
      Cushions, Candles, flowers, homeware and much more.

  •   Glory Art Glass

      A family run glassblowing studio and gallery

  •   Godshill Model Village

    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!

  •    Arreton Barns

     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.

  • Shipwreck Centre

    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.

  •   Calbourne Mill

    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.


  •   Botanical Gardens

    "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. 

  •   Bembridge Windmill

     This little gem is a Grade 1 listed building and one of the island's most iconic images. Built around 1700, it last operated in 1913 but still has most of its original machinery intact.

  •   The Needles old and New Battery (20 miles)

     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.

  •   Paddle Steamer Waverley

      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.

  •   Nunwell House and Gardens

    A family home since 1522, of great historic and architectural interest


     Isle of Wight Lavender Farm.

     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.

     Lilliput Doll Museum.

    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. 




     Island Planetarium.

    The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition.


     West Wight Alpacas.

     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 Wight Military and Heritage Museum

    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  

     Blackgang Chine.

    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. 

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