Bembridge Fort and Downs

An unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs and open downland with coastal views

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Bembridge Fort and Downs

Things to see and do 

The chalk Culver Cliffs rise up behind Yaverland beach

Things to see and do at Bembridge and Culver Downs

Let the stunning cliff-top views, history, birds, butterflies and downland natural life inspire you. Blow those cobwebs away walking, cycling, running, with your four-legged friend or flying a kite.

Bembridge Fort and Downs


A green dome which is part of an Allan Williams turret from Bembridge Fort on the Isle of Wight

The history of Bembridge Fort

Built at a considerable cost for a non-existent invasion, but called into action in both World Wars, and then left abandoned, Bembridge Fort has had a varied past.

Walkers walking up Culver

The Yarborough Monument 

How does the name Yarborough link to the tallest monument on the Isle of Wight at Culver Down to Newtown and a game of bridge? Discover more about this grand memorial near Bembridge and Culver Downs.