In and around Ventnor
With its warm microclimate, Ventnor is one of Britain's most famous Victorian health resorts.
A wonderful suntrap, the part sand, part shingle beach is great for sunbathing and swimming. With pubs and cafes dotted along the seafront, refreshments are never far away. Or head up to the town, which built on a series of zigzag terraces is steeped with history.
Housed in charming Victorian buildings, Ventnor's friendly pubs and restaurants are a relaxing place for a meal or a beer from Ventnor's very own brewery. Take time out to shop for souvenirs or antiques. Then enjoy some peace and quiet in the tranquil Botanic Gardens, a 22-acre sub-tropical paradise.
Stroll along the sea wall past the coves and Victorian mansions of the Undercliff to Bonchurch; a stunning and secluded beach where Charles Dickens once stayed. Hike west to visit one of the Island's hidden gems, Steephill Cove, or walk along the high cliffs of St Lawrence overlooking woodland and an exposed rocky beach. All around Ventnor you'll find beautiful walks with dramatic viewpoints.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery from the top deck of one of the regular buses that serves the town. Catch a bus northwards to Shanklin, Sandown & Ryde, or travel across the Island to Godshill, Newport or Cowes.
In and Around Ventnor
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