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. Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter Princess Beatrice and her husband were married here and buried here.
There’s a permanent exhibition of royal memorabilia in the church.
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
- Refreshments Available
Children & Infants
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Gift shop
Map & Directions
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3021 to East Cowes.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Ryde, A3021 to East Cowes.
Public Transport Directions
From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry, go through High Street (pass Fountain pub on the left), Shooters Hill, Birmingham Road, Medina Road to the floating bridge to East Cowes.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 4 bus route to East Cowes
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 to Newport and change to No. 5 to East Cowes.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Opening (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)|
* The exhibition and coffee shop are usually open 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday, 1st April to end of October.