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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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    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...

  6. Add Brading Roman Villa to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    BRADING

    Have a day out with a difference at Brading Roman Villa. Visit one of the finest Roman sites in the UK, the award winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain.

  7. Add The Needles New Battery to your Itinerary

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    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...

  8. Add Island Planetarium to your Itinerary

    Tourism For All

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Information

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    Observatory / Planetarium

    YARMOUTH

    The Island Planetarium has been "Reaching for the Stars" for over 20 years, offering a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition.

  9. 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...

  10. Add Northwood House - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Special Interest

    WEST COWES

    Bought 1793, and extensively renovated in 1837, Northwood House was part of a huge estate owned by the Ward family. The manor house was the venue for Victorian high society balls and parties, many of which were attended by Queen Victoria, Prince

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. Add Fort Victoria Country Park to your Itinerary

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    Castle / Fort

    YARMOUTH

    Fort Victoria, a short walk from Yarmouth, is a great family day out come rain or shine.

  14. Add North Street, Brighstone - Village Library & Museum to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    BRIGHSTONE

    The picturesque thatched vernacular and much photographed Grade II listed cottages owned by the National Trust in North Street include the Community Library and a free museum.

  15. Add The Royal - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Victorian

    VENTNOR

    In Victorian times Ventnor became a fashionable holiday and health resort not least because Sir James Clark, Queen Victoria's surgeon recommended the health-giving properties of Ventnor's climate. The Ventnor Hotel was re-named The Royal Hotel after...

  16. Add Calbourne Water Mill to your Itinerary

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    Water Mill

    CALBOURNE

    Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape, Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book.

  17. Add The 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane to your Itinerary

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    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. ...

  18. Add Sir Robert Holmes Monument to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    YARMOUTH

    Sir Robert Holmes, an adventurer with a record of overseas exploits, was a prominent local figure; he became Captain (Governor) of the Island in 1668. The present George Hotel in Yarmouth was probably his house at the time of his death in 1692...

  19. Add Newport Minster to your Itinerary

    Tourism For All

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Information

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    Church / Chapel

    NEWPORT

    Newport Minster is the principal church of the Isle of Wight and an Island venue for concerts, exhibitions and civic events. Rebuilt by Queen Victoria it houses Princess Elizabeth’s grave and other important memorials.

  20. Add Earl Mountbatten Monument to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    NEWPORT

    Earl Mountbatten of Burma was the last Governor of the Isle of Wight. He held the position from 1965 until his death in 1979. He was killed by a bomb planted by the IRA that exploded on the boat he was sailing off the coast of the Republic of...

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