Isle of Wight
Discover gardens, forts and a windmill on the Isle of Wight – not to mention 17 miles of beautiful coastline and more than 5,000 acres of countryside. Find out what to see and do on this treasure island.
One of the Island's favourite beaches and biggest expanses of open downland
Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views
Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks
A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town...
An unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs and open downland with coastal views
The only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight
Enchanting gardens set in a sheltered valley and surrounded by rolling downland
Paths wind through ancient oak woodland with sunny glades
A wild rocky coast with jutting cliffs, a windswept down and sheltered wooded valley
Sand dunes with a royal history and great coastal views
An impressive flank of open downland
Dramatic views from the highest point on the Island
Open each weekend 11 Nov - 17 Dec and each day Boxing Day to 1 Jan, 11am-3pm. Warm through in our cosy tea-room after a bracing winter's walk. Enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, light bites and tasty cakes, all served with dramatic views.
9 & 22 Dec, 6 & 20 Jan, 3 & 17 Feb, 9 & 23 March. Award-winning Wight Coast Fossils are holding guided fossil walks at Compton Bay this winter. Compton beach is one of the best places to encounter the Island’s rich geological past. During one of the walks, you'll learn more about this amazing history; have an opportunity to find fossilised bone, teeth and wood; and even see huge dinosaur foot casts laying on the beach. Booking is essential. Please follow the link for more information.
Discover the highlights of Bembridge Windmill, the last surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. Climb to the top, play in the Mud Bakery or make friends with a tree in the grounds.
The Shack was a neat, compact retreat for 1930s architects Seely & Paget where they designed projects like Eltham Palace. It is still furnished as it would have been in their time.
Bembridge Fort is an unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs. You can explore this fascinating example of military architecture on pre-booked tours.
Explore the defensive site that helped protect a nation from invasion. See guns, underground tunnels and the secret rocket testing site plus views across the Solent.
Our holiday cottages are set in scenic locations, by rugged coastline and wild countryside. Bring your dog along for the adventure in one of more than 160 dog-friendly cottages.