Historical Sites

The Isle of Wight is bursting with famous historical sites, from Carisbrooke Castle in Newport to Osborne House near East Cowes. 

Many manor houses across the Island are open to the public, as well as the monuments and Bronze Age burial sites that are open to anyone that can walk to them! 

Ventnor has it's own Ventnor Heritage Museum, as well as the Longshoreman's Museum on the waterfront, both of which are filled with interesting maritime history and facts about the town. 

Ventnor Heritage Centre

Don't miss a visit to the local Ventnor Heritage Centre and learn more about the town's facinating history as it grew from a small fishing village to a notable Victorian resort, with some remarkable links to the Russian revolution!

Osborne House

Not for nothing is Osborne House regarded as the #1 tourist destination on the island.  A really worthwhile visit to see where the Empress of India spent many years and stroll through the extensive and beautiful gardens runnign down to the solent.