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  1. Add Osborne to your Itinerary

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    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

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    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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    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

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    Historic Site

    SHANKLIN

    Historic gorge with dramatic waterfalls and nature trail.

  5. Add Carisbrooke Castle to your Itinerary

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    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

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    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 Carisbrooke Castle - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    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

  8. Add The Long Stone to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    MOTTISTONE

    Legend has it that St Catherine and the Devil had a contest to see who should control the Isle of Wight. The Long Stone’s tall iron sandstone pillar was supposedly thrown by St Catherine from the Down to the east which bears her name.

    At over 4m...

  9. Add Earl of Yarborough Monument to your Itinerary

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    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...

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

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    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...

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

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    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,...

  12. Add Oldest Timber House to your Itinerary

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    Historic House / Palace

    BRADING

    A black and white building in the heart of Brading village is thought to be the oldest timber-framed house on the Island. Despite its prettified appearance, it is substantially a two-bay jettied timber-framed house dating from around 1600 or earlier...

  13. Add Blackgang Chine - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    CHALE

    Blackgang Chine received the royal seal of approval when Queen Victoria visited in August 1853 to see the skeleton of the whale that had washed up near the Needles – it was Blackgang Chine’s very first attraction which is still on view today.

  14. Add The Needles Landmark Attraction - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun & Activities

    ALUM BAY

    The Marconi Monument at The Needles Landmark Attraction commemorates the spot where Guglielmo Marconi set up his revolutionary wireless equipment and sent the very first wireless transmission. In August 1898, Queen Victoria was said to be...

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

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    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...

  16. Add Farringford to your Itinerary

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    Historic House / Palace

    FRESHWATER BAY

    Farringford on the Isle of Wight was home to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate from 1850 until his death in 1892.

  17. Add Newtown Old Town Hall to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    Newtown

    This ancient building is the only remaining evidence of the former importance of Newtown.

  18. Add Newport Roman Villa to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    NEWPORT

    On the edge of Newport town centre, the remains of this Roman farmhouse are well worth discovering. The villa has one of the finest bath suites in southern England and there are hands on activities for all of the family.

  19. Add Egypt Point -  Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Special Interest

    WEST COWES

    The coastal viewpoint between Cowes and Gurnard was one of Queen Victoria's favourite places. The Queen had an irresistibly romantic nature and it was from here that she enjoyed the magnificent sunsets and a panoramic view of the Solent which

  20. Add The Needles Old Battery to your Itinerary

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    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. *...

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