The Needles Landmark Attraction

The Needles Landmark Attraction

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, there's breathtaking scenery and a spectacular chairlift past amazing coloured sand cliffs.

Isle of Wight, Things to do, Blackgang Chine Attraction

Blackgang Chine

Let your imaginations run wild as you explore the enchanting theme lands… Whether you want to be a fairy in your own castle, locking up outlaws in jail or discover a sunken shipwreck, our eclectic…

Sledge slide at Tapnell Farm Park, Things to Do, Isle of Wight

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm is the newest family attraction on the Isle of Wight, located near to Yarmouth in West Wight, and offers visitors a fantastic range of options to Eat, Shop, Play and Stay!

Isle of Wight, Zoo, Monkey Haven, Things to Do, Meet Your Long Lost Relatives

Monkey Haven

Whooping gibbons, mischievous monkeys, amazing owls and the naughtiest Meerkats ever! Swing by and say hello to the Island's Gold award-winning rescue centre and sanctuary.

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  1. Add Cowes Maritime Museum to your Itinerary

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    Cowes Maritime Museum

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    Museum

    WEST COWES

    Cowes Maritime Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the story of Cowes and its important maritime heritage.

  2. Add Yarmouth Harbour to your Itinerary

    Yarmouth Harbour

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    Water Based Activities

    The Quay, YARMOUTH

    Yachting destination and mainland transport link

  3. War Memorial Gardens

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    War Memorial Gardens

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    Modern Time

    BEMBRIDGE

    WIGHT IN BLOOM 2015 AWARD - HIGHLY COMMENDED (BEST COMMUNITY FLORAL PROJECT).

    Visit the site to view the war memorial and the gardens located in the village of Bembridge. The War Memorial Gardens is located at the junction of the High Street and…

  4. Add Ventnor Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Ventnor Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    VENTNOR

    Affordable Golf, on the course with the views.

  5. Add Trinity Theatre to your Itinerary

    Trinity Theatre

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    Theatre

    WEST COWES

    Trinity Theatre is owned by one of the oldest amateur dramatic societies in Britain.

  6. Add The Unknown Knight to your Itinerary

    The Unknown Knight

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    Church / Chapel

    GATCOMBE

    An unusual wooden effigy to an unknown knight can be found in the medieval church at Gatcombe. It sits in a recess in the chancel and depicts a knight with crossed legs and a dog at his feet, as was the style in the 14th century. However, some of…

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

    The Marconi Monument at The Needles Landmark Attraction

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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…

  8. Add The Long Stone to your Itinerary

    The Long Stone

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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 The Needles New Battery to your Itinerary

    The Needles New Battery

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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…

  10. Add The Needles Old Battery to your Itinerary

    The Needles Old Battery

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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. *…

  11. Add The 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane to your Itinerary

    The 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane

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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. …

  12. Add Tennyson Monument to your Itinerary

    Tennyson Monument

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    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…

  13. Add St Mary and St Rhadegund Chapels to your Itinerary

    St Mary and St Rhadegund Chapels

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    Church / Chapel

    WHITWELL

    The church in Whitwell was really two chapels side by side. Each related to a different manor and parish. The earlier was St Rhadegund, built in the 12th century; the smaller St Mary was added to the south by around 1200. The arcade separating the…

  14. Add St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    St Mary's Church

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    Church / Chapel

    CARISBROOKE

    The village of Carisbrooke has a dominant church at the upper end of a long main street.

    The early parish was large. It is known there was an important Saxon church, but its site is uncertain. This church and six others on the Island were granted…

  15. Add St Catherine's Oratory - The Pepperpot to your Itinerary

    St Catherine's Oratory - The Pepperpot

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    Tower

    CHALE

    The tall, octagonal tower, the shell of a medieval lighthouse, was built in 1314 as a penance for stealing wine from a merchant ship that ran aground on the treacherous rocks of Atherfield Ledge.

    The cargo of 174 casks, from Edward II's Duchy of…

  16. Add St Christopher Wall Painting to your Itinerary

    St Christopher Wall Painting

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    Church / Chapel

    SHORWELL

    Over the north door of the church of St Peter in the village of Shorwell, is an elaborate wall painting depicting scenes from the life of St Christopher.

    The saint is shown bearing the Christ Child across a river, but also appears on the left by…

  17. Add St George Church to your Itinerary

    St George Church

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    Church / Chapel

    ARRETON

    St George, in the parish of Arreton, is one of the most remarkable churches on the Island, possibly the successor to an earlier late Saxon 'mother church'. The west wall is essentially late Saxon and the west part of the chancel is also of early…

  18. Add St Lawrence Parish Church to your Itinerary

    St Lawrence Parish Church

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    Church / Chapel

    ST LAWRENCE

    This Victorian church was designed by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1878. The interior has hardly altered since the church was built.

    The stained glass windows are mainly by Morris & Co., and date from about 1873. They were originally…

  19. Add St. Agnes Church to your Itinerary

    St. Agnes Church

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    Church / Chapel

    FRESHWATER

    The 1908 church, with thatched roof, wooden bell-turret and apse, is by the architect Isaac Jones. Its simple west elevation, with two small lancet windows flanked by buttresses, contrasts with the picturesque north frontage. Inside the walls are…

  20. Add St Boniface Old Church to your Itinerary

    St Boniface Old Church

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    Church / Chapel

    BONCHURCH

    St Boniface Old Church, Bonchurch, is one of the few medieval churches in England dedicated to this Saxon monk who died in 755. Originally from Devon, but later based at monastery at Nursling near Southampton, he helped spread Christianity in…

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