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  1. Add Osborne to your Itinerary

    Osborne

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    EAST COWES

    Step into Queen Victoria’s favourite country home and experience a world unchanged since the monarch died here just over 100 years ago.

  2. Add Osborne - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

    Osborne - Victoria's Island Trail

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    EAST COWES

    Designed by Prince Albert in an Italianate style, Osborne was the much-loved seaside home of Queen Victoria, her husband and their nine children. Osborne was a regal dwelling but also very much a private family home that reflected the royal family’s…

  3. Add Isle of Wight Steam Railway to your Itinerary

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    Isle of Wight Steam Railway

    Type

    Type:

    Steam Railway

    HAVENSTREET

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ON-LINE (SAVE by booking online in advance of your visit).

    Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Equally appealing to adults and families, your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and…

  4. Add Shanklin Chine to your Itinerary

    Shanklin Chine

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    SHANKLIN

    Historic gorge with dramatic waterfalls and nature trail.

  5. Add Carisbrooke Castle to your Itinerary

    Carisbrooke Castle

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    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    NEWPORT

    Visit Carisbrooke Castle and enjoy over 800 years of history!

  6. Add St. Mildred's Church - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

    St. Mildred's Church - Victoria's Island Trail

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    Type:

    Church / Chapel

    EAST COWES

    Just a short carriage ride from Osborne, St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham was redesigned by Prince Albert, and rebuilt in a style considered to be more suitable for the royal family. The family worshipped at St Mildred’s when in residence at Osborne…

  7. Add Tennyson Monument to your Itinerary

    Tennyson Monument

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    FRESHWATER

    The imposing memorial to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Victorian Poet Laureate, stands on the highest point of Tennyson Down (formerly High Down), a long chalk ridge with sheer cliffs on its south side.

    A late work designed by J.L. Pearson, it…

  8. Add Earl of Yarborough Monument to your Itinerary

    Earl of Yarborough Monument

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    BEMBRIDGE

    Charles Pelham of Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, was created 1st Earl of Yarborough in 1837. By marriage, he inherited Appuldurcombe, once the grandest mansion on the Isle of Wight, and it became his second home. As he was the first Commodore of the…

  9. Add Quarr Abbey to your Itinerary

    Quarr Abbey

    Type

    Type:

    Abbey / Priory

    RYDE

    Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine monastery and is set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings and can be found just outside of Ryde.

  10. Add Queen Victoria's Church (St. Mildred's) to your Itinerary

    Queen Victoria's Church (St. Mildred's)

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    Type:

    Church / Chapel

    EAST COWES

    This is the church used by Queen Victoria when she was in residence at Osborne House.

    The church is run by volunteers and there is a guide on duty in the church. 

    Exhibition located within the Church and Church Centre:

    There is a…

  11. Add The 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane to your Itinerary

    The 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    WEST COWES

    You cannot miss this massive dockyard crane at the mouth of the River Medina at Cowes. You can see it as you walk out of Cowes along the Birmingham Road, as you approach the chain ferry from East Cowes, and as you come into Cowes from the sea. …

  12. Add The Needles Old Battery to your Itinerary

    The Needles Old Battery

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    ALUM BAY

    * Victorian coastal defence * Spectacularly sited cliff top fort with the best views of The Needles Rocks. * Regularly updated exhibitions and displays. * Intriguing history brought to life comic-book style. * Memorabilia from World War II. *…

  13. Add The Needles New Battery to your Itinerary

    The Needles New Battery

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    ALUM BAY

    *The underground rooms of the New Battery situated next to the bus turning point contain an exhibition about the secret rocket testing carried out on the site in the 1950s and 60s. * Refreshment kiosk serving drinks, ice cream and snacks.

    Open…

  14. Add Brading Station Heritage Exhibition and Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Brading Station Heritage Exhibition and Visitor Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    BRADING

    BRADING STATION HERITAGE EXHIBITION & VISITOR CENTRE: Brading station forms the gateway to the wonderful historic town of Brading. It remains an operational railway station on the Island Line Railway with direct connections to the Wightlink ferry…

  15. Add The Marconi Monument at The Needles Landmark Attraction to your Itinerary

    The Marconi Monument at The Needles Landmark Attraction

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    ALUM BAY

    Situated within Needles Park is the world famous Marconi Monument, which marks the precise location where Guglielmo Marconi undertook his pioneering work at the end of the 19th Century, which led to radio and all telecommunications as we know it…

  16. Add Carisbrooke Castle Museum to your Itinerary

    Carisbrooke Castle Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    NEWPORT

    Carisbrooke Castle Museum is the only public museum in the UK founded by a member of the Royal family.

  17. Add Prince Consort Building - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

    Prince Consort Building - Victoria's Island Trail

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    Type:

    Special Interest

    RYDE

    Now a private residence, the Prince Consort building was previously known as the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and overlooks the Solent from the western end of the esplanade at Ryde. It was built as a private place for the Queen, because the Royal Yacht…

  18. Add Farringford - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

    Farringford - Victoria's Island Trail

    Type

    Type:

    Special Interest

    FRESHWATER BAY

    The Isle of Wight retreat of Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Farringford was the centre of the Freshwater Circle group of writers, artists and intellectuals.Tennyson was a regular guest at Osborne. Prince Albert visited Farringford in 1856,…

  19. Add Carisbrooke Castle - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

    Carisbrooke Castle - Victoria's Island Trail

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    NEWPORT

    A royal prison in the Civil War of 1642 – 1651, part of Carisbrooke was used as a residence by Princess Beatrice from 1912 onwards. After the death of her husband in 1896, she was appointed Governor and lived with her mother Queen Victoria at

  20. Add Alum Bay & Needles Rocks at The Needles Landmark Attraction to your Itinerary

    Alum Bay & Needles Rocks at The Needles Landmark Attraction

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    ALUM BAY

    ALUM BAY:

    Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and the area is also renowned for its stunning views across the Solent. Many homes around the world have a glass object filled with sand as a memento of a visit to Alum Bay and…

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