Appuldurcombe House - English Heritage

Isle of Wight PO38 3EW

The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque architecture: the 1701 south front has now been restored. It stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.

Bembridge Windmill - National Trust

High Street
Bembridge PO35 5SQ

This grade I listed building is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight, and is one of its best known landmarks. Built around 1700, its original machinery is still intact.

Brading Roman Villa

Morton Old Road
Brading PO36 0EN

Brading Villa is an unusual maritime villa sited at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight.

Carisbrooke Castle - English Heritage

Newport PO30 1XY

Visit Carisbrooke Castle and enjoy over 800 years of history. The Isle of Wight's royal castle is remarkably complete, with battlements to march across, a keep to climb and a museum to explore. Discover why it was famous as a royal prison to Charles I; see the room from which he tried to escape - twice.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle
Newport PO30 1XY

The museum was founded by Princess Beatrice in 1898 in memory of her husband, Henry, as a museum of Isle of Wight history. It is an independent charitable trust which occupies the former great hall and Governor's residence at Carisbrooke Castle. Collections: Material on the history of Carisbrooke Castle, including excavated items, and objects and documents relating to King Charles I's imprisonment Local and social history material (now restricted to post-1500) Topographical pictures.

Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade
Sandown PO36 8QA

Discover, Experience and Encounter - Dinosaur Isle is the first purpose built dinosaur attraction in the country where a walk back through geological time takes you to the lost world of the dinosaurs a 120 million years ago. Discover the skeletal remains as they are found by fossil hunters, encounter our palaeontologists working on the latest finds, experience the sounds and smells the dinosaurs may have encountered.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet
Ryde PO33 4DS

For the family and casual visitor, we offer a unique and exciting day out, as you step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. We are one of Britain's Heritage Railways and a registered educational charity, but we're also much more besides.

Needles Old Battery & New Battery, The - National Trust

West High Down
Alum Bay PO39 0JH

The Old Battery, built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, is a spectacularly sited fort perched on the extreme westerly edge of the Island. It contains exhibitions about its involvement in both World Wars, plus two original gun barrels displayed in the parade ground.

Newport Roman Villa

Cypress Road
Newport PO30 1HA

Amongst the houses of suburban Newports stands a Roman villa. Visitors can see the extensive remains of hot and cold baths amidst reconstructed rooms.

Newtown Old Town Hall - National Trust

Newtown Old Town Hall
Newtown PO30 4AT

17th-century town hall with a fascinating history. The small, now tranquil, village of Newtown once sent two members to Parliament and the Town Hall was the setting for often turbulent elections.

Osborne House - English Heritage

Osborne House, York Avenue,
East Cowes PO32 6JX

Osborne, Queen Victoria's family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England's longest-reigning monarch wrote: 'It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot'. Visit Victoria and Albert's private apartments, their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life.

Sunken Secrets: Shipwrecks & Submerged Settlements

Fort Victoria
Nr Yarmouth PO41 0RR

Come to Sunken Secrets: Shipwrecks and Submerged Settlements at Fort Victoria to learn about our fascinating local maritime heritage. Hear about the unfortunate ships that have been claimed by the treacherous seas around the Island. Learn about the work of maritime archaeologists and the Lost Land that has been discovered beneath the Solent.

Yarmouth Castle - English Heritage

Quay Street
Yarmouth PO41 0PB

This last and most sophisticated addition to Henry VIII's coastal defences was completed after his death in 1547, with the first new-style 'arrowhead' artillery bastion built in England. Displays inside the castle include atmospheric recreations of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and an exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks.