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17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history

Tucked away in a tiny hamlet adjoining the National Nature Reserve, the 17th-century Old Town Hall is the only remaining evidence of Newtown's former importance.

It's hard to believe that this tranquil corner of the island once held often turbulent elections before sending two Members to Parliament.

Come rain or shine

Get out and about, whatever the weather

Get out and about, whatever the weather

Don't let the rain put you off. Pop your umbrella in our special holder then while away the afternoon here. You'll be surprised how much information these crooked walls contain, if you've time to linger. And we've indoor trail sheets for children.

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Discover more of our special places © National Trust/Sue Oldham

Discover more of our special places

There's more to explore on the Isle of Wight

Make a day of it, or longer, on the Isle of Wight. As well as the Old Town Hall we look after another four places across the island plus many acres of beautiful countryside. With sweeping sandy beaches, great cliff-top views and miles of wonderful walks, the island has lots to offer.