Isle of Wight Great Things To Do
Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert you can Visit Victoria and Albert's private apartments. See their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Ornate furnishings and artefacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and corridors where Victoria entertained heads of state, inventors, princess and princesses and ruled the vast British Empire.
This Victorian fort stands on the crest of Bembridge Down, with fantastic views in all directions. Begun in 1862 as one of a series of forts along the south coast, built to counter the threat of a French invasion. The fort at Bembridge commands the approach to Brading Haven and was meant to barracks for the batteries along Sandown Bay. Bembridge Fort was completed in 1867, at a total cost of almost £50,000. It was built to a hexagonal plan, with a central courtyard, ringed with barrack blocks, and stairs to an upper walkway with gun emplacements. Shafts run from the guns to munitions chambers below.
Shanklin Chine first opened back in 1817 making it the longest established attraction on Isle of Wight. The stunning tree lined Chine cuts its way from Shanklin Old Village to the sandy beach and Esplanade far below and has always been a magnet for renowned artists, photographers and those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of modern age.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall. Everyone is welcome to come and visit the lovely donkeys. Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10:00am till 4:30pm.
Wildheart Animal Sanctuary
Wildheart Animal Sanctuary animals include Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx, Reptiles and much more. The Sanctuary rescues many of its inhabitants from poor and inhumane conditions around Europe. You will meet some of the most exciting, yet threatened animals on our planet, including there are daily talks from our Animal Carers.
Nunwell House and Gardens
One of the Isle of Wight’s beautiful historic houses. overlooking Natural Parkland, Brading Haven, Bembridge Harbour and across the Solent. Located in in five acres of tranquil gardens with a stunning historic view.
Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. The connecting ferry service service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes.
The Isle of Wight Coastal footpath can be split into six sections; you could just do one section. you’ll be able to pick up the coastal path easily from most places on the island. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is incredibly scenic all the way round so you’re bound to enjoy the views!