Isle of Wight

Fields around Dunsbury Farm with Compton Bay in the distance at sunset

Welcome to a treasure island just a 30-minute ferry ride away.

Places to visit

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Winter days out

Send your Christmas greetings with our range of Christmas cards

Plan ahead for Christmas 

The gardens may be closed for winter, but our shop at Mottistone is open 11am – 3pm every Thursday to Saturday until 22 December, as well as Sun 9 Dec for Brighstone Tree Festival. With shelves stocked with cards, cosy throws and many exclusive National Trust products, it's the perfect place to find a gift that's a little different this Christmas.

More to discover this winter

Boy sat in a the branches of a large tree

Wintery 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ on the Isle of Wight 

Winter can be a magical season, especially when you’re ticking off 50 things challenges in the frosty outdoors. We’ve put together a few of our favourite activities to do in winter and where to go to try them.

Where will you go today?

What will you do today?

A man walking his dog across Culver Down with mist in the valley below

Best places for dog walking 

Miles of footpaths cross our land, from the coast to the downs, meaning that for dog lovers there are many places to take a walk with your four-legged friend on the Isle of Wight.

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.