Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town...

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Things to see and do 

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

What's on 

A sloping field covered in bluebells on Ventnor Downs

Spring walks on the Isle of Wight 

With a warm climate and plenty of sun, the Isle of Wight often has signs of spring before many parts of the UK. And a walk across our countryside is the perfect way to spot them. We’ve put together a few suggestions to help you discover spring just around the corner.

Upcoming events

Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall

Wed 01 May 2019
13:30-14:30
The Old Town Hall has a fascinating history and our tour will guide you around this ancient building whilst telling you tales from its past.

Guided Walk: International Dawn Chorus Day

Sun 05 May 2019
05:00-07:30
As the sun rises, take a gentle stroll through the meadows and woods overlooking Newtown Harbour to discover the sounds of the new day awakening.

Guided Walk: Intriguing People of Newtown

Thu 16 May 2019
10:30-12:00
A gentle wander through the village of Newtown with tales of the folk who left their mark here.

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Mon 27 May 2019
10:00-13:00
Newtown is full of wildlife which means it’s a great place tick off some of your 50 things list.

Guided walk: Newtown Butterflies and Flowers

Mon 24 Jun 2019
14:00-16:00
The meadows and woods of Newtown are full of butterflies, flowers and other wildlife at this time of year and our short, gentle walk will help you discover them.

Magnificent Meadows Day

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:30-13:30
We’re celebrating our wildflower meadows as part of National Meadows Day. There'll be family activities and a short walk to find out what makes the flower-rich meadows at Newtown so special.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

History

The Old Town Hall

The National Nature Reserve

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Our work

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Places to stay

The dining room of East Rosetta Cottage on the Isle of Wight

Enjoy a holiday near Newtown 

Watch boats sail past from your window when you stay at either Rosetta Cottage or East Rosetta Cottage in Cowes, just a short drive along the coast from Newtown.

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Get involved

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.