Bembridge Windmill
This tiny gem, the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight, is one of its most iconic images. Built around 1700, it last operated in 1913 but still has most of its original machinery intact. Climb to the top and follow the milling process back down its four floors. This year the mill celebrates 50 years of ownership by the National Trust. Bembridge Windmill
Blackgang Chine
Overlooking the spectacular South West "Heritage Coast"™ of the Isle of Wight, Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, cowboys and indians all set within rambling Victorian gardens and designed to appear to the child in us all! Blackgang Chine
Dinosaur Isle
Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction. The Island's diverse geology contains a wealth of fossils that tell us much about the past and gives clues to the effects of possible future environmental changes. Starting around 126 million years ago the rocks record the best exposures of dinosaur material in Europe. Progressively younger rocks record a variety of animals that were living on the land, in the rivers, and those that flew above lakes and lived in the seas. Plants are also well recorded on the Island. These remains show that for much of the time we were once a lot warmer and further from the sea. The youngest fossils are those from the more recent cold climates of the Ice-Ages. Dinosaur Isle
Fort Victoria Model Railway
At Fort Victoria, just outside Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, we have an indoor model railway and shop which is open to the public most of the year. The railway has been at the Fort for the past fifteen years, but under new ownership for only five years. The layouts have been completely altered although the controls of the Continental trains are still by computer programme. A new British layout is under construction, and this will be run by an infra-red system. Fort Victoria Model Railway
Isle of Wight Glass
The 'Original' Isle of Wight Studio Glass, recognised internationally for highly imaginative and creative approaches in handmade blown studio glass and glass design. Available online we have 17 collections of handmade glass giftware including bowls, perfume bottles, paperweights, vases and decorative lighting, varying in design, shape, size and price to suit many tastes. Famous ranges such as Azurene, Mozaic, Graal, Nightscape and Undercliff are all available here. Isle of Wight Glass
Needles Pleasure Park
Our world famous coloured sand cliffs overlook the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark – The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. The Needles Park offers a range of attractions including the spectacular chairlift to the beach, Alum Bay Glass and Sweet Manufactory; the perfect packed day out for all the family. Needles Pleasure Park
Osborne House
"It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" - such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Indeed no trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Osborne House offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family and is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks. The grounds immediately surrounding the house are a joy to explore with stunning views of the Solent. Osborne House
Shanklin Chine
Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction, which first opened in 1817. This famous leafy gorge is much loved by poets, artists and writers. The winding woodland, with its steep sides is a magical place for rare plants, wildlife and enchanting waterfalls. Shanklin Chine
Isle of Wight Zoo
The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's coast, which means we face one of the Isle of Wight's nicest beaches. Once upon a time the zoo owners used to walk tiger cubs on the beach, and we're still famous locally for it. Nowadays we focus on looking after older tigers and giving them a happy retirement. Isle of Wight Zoo