Brighstone is situated on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight and about half way along the coastal route between Ventnor and Freshwater.
It is a pretty village with an old church, traditional farmhouses and thatched cottages built from local "clunch" stone.
At the village centre stands the iconic ‘North Street’, a row of attractive traditional cottages owned by the National Trust which now house Brighstone Library and a small Village Museum.
Brighstone is a lively and interesting place to visit with shops and eating places, free parking and public toilets.
There is a good mix of things to do in Brighstone.
There is great choice of views and panoramas.
St. Mary's Church, more than 800 years old with lovely exposed stonework, is open daily to visitors.
Brighstone Village Museum is free to visit, and just outside the village along the Military Road is the Dinosaur Expeditions Centre.
There are a variety of places you can eat in and around Brighstone Village.
There is a traditional family friendly pub and village bistro both offering food, or you can choose fresh local produce or prepared sandwiches and rolls from the two village shops.
This part of this Isle of Wight is a popular place to stay and there is a good choice of bed and breakfast accommodation and a number of holiday cottages available to rent in Brighstone and the surrounding area.
There are also caravan & campsites nearby on the coast with breathtaking sea views.
Among numerous local events, the annual Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, in early December, brings many visitors to view 150 decorated Christmas trees displayed at different locations in the village and in nearby Mottistone.
Entry is free with donations given to local and national charities.
If you are looking for more information about the village and local area, or want to see what else there is to do on the Isle of Wight, call in at the Brighstone Tourist Information Point at “Seven” in the centre of the village.
Here you will find a range of brochures and guides to help you during your stay.
There is also an "Explore Brighstone" leaflet containing a map, local points of interest and recommended walks, available both in the Tourist Information Point and our Online Brochure Library.
Walkers and riders have a wide choice of terrain with many scenic roads and country lanes to be explored by motorists.
No.12 buses depart from Newport bus station every 2-3 hours in each direction during daytime.
Evening buses are weekends only.
The pleasant 20 minute journey offers pretty views including glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle.