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Victoria's Island Trail

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Number of results: 14

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Add Ventnor Botanic Garden - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Botanic Garden

    St Lawrence

    The former Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, founded in 1868 in the Victorian heyday of ‘taking the cure’ at the seaside is now Ventnor Botanic Garden. The “Chusan Palm” Trachycarpus fortune are the oldest palms in the British Isles...

  4. 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.

  5. Add Shanklin Chine - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    SHANKLIN

    First opened to the public in 1817, the young Princess Victoria visited Shanklin Chine aged 14 with her mother in 1833. Entry was via Fisherman’s Cottage (open as a pub today) where local fisherman and smuggler William Colenutt charged an entrance...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. Add Newport Minster - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Church / Chapel

    NEWPORT

    Initially rebuilt by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert because they thought it wasn’t suitable to house the remains of Princess Elizabeth, Charles 1’s daughter, Prince Albert laid the foundation stone for the new church in 1854. Queen Victoria also

  9. Add Prince Consort Building - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Special Interest

    RYDE

    Now a private residence, the Prince Consort building was previously known as the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and overlooks the Solent from the western end of the esplanade at Ryde. It was built as a private place for the Queen, because the Royal Yacht...

  10. 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,...

  11. Add Fort Victoria Country Park - Victoria's Island Trail to your Itinerary

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    Castle / Fort

    Yarmouth

    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...

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

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