Fort Victoria Country Park - Victoria's Island Trail
Castle / Fort
Westhill Lane, Norton
Isle of Wight
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Free entry to park including parking||Free|
Please note attractions within the park charge admission fees.
During the early part of Victoria’s reign, her Government made a huge investment to protect Portsmouth from the threat of French invasion and Prince Albert, an avid Army reformer, was involved in the design and naming of the first of Palmerston’s coastal defences on the Island, Fort Victoria.
Occupying a commanding view of the Solent west of Yarmouth, and now on the edge of a woodland Country Park, the Fort’s brick casemates currently host a series of indoor family attractions including a cafe, reptilarium and planetarium.
This location forms part of the Victoria’s Island Trail. Discover more of Queen Victoria’s beloved Isle of Wight by visiting other locations on the trail. For more information go to www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/victoriasisland
- Disabled persons toilet
- BBQs for visitors use
- Catering for groups
- Catering Provided
- Food Shop on site
- Full liquor licence
- Outdoor eating area
- Packed lunches by arrangement
- Picnic area
- Refreshments Available
- Vegetarians catered for
Children & Infants
- Baby changing
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Beach / Coast within walking distance
- Dogs welcome
- Garden / Grounds for visitors use
- Gift shop
- Groups by arrangement
- Groups welcome
- Guided tours
- Guided tours by arrangement
- Licensed for alcohol
- Marquee Space Available
- Meeting rooms - The Corner Room is available to hire
- Open all year round
Parking & Transport
- Coach parking
- Free parking
- On Site Car Parking
- Parking (free)
- Countryside Setting
- Forest Location - 20h of native woodland
- Indoor Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- Smoking Areas Available
- Some no smoking areas
- Educational Groups
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - School sessions available on request
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - Available on request
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Yarmouth.
Public Transport DirectionsFrom West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 7 to Yarmouth.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 bus route to Newport and change to No. 7 to Yarmouth
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).