Country Houses

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Appuldurcombe House
Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3EW

Appuldurcombe House is the shell of a large 18th-century baroque country house of the Worsley family. Managed by English Heritage. Falconry centre nearby.

T: 01983 852484
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/appuldurcombe-house/

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Bembridge Fort
Culver Down, Nr. Bembridge PO36 8QY

A Victorian fort gradually being restored. Guided tours are available every Tuesday from April to October.

T: 01983 741020
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bembridge-fort/

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Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge PO35 5SQ

This little gem is a Grade 1 listed building and one of the island's most iconic images. Built around 1700, it last operated in 1913 but still has most of its original machinery intact.

T: 01983 840314
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bembridge-windmill/

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Brading Roman Villa
Brading PO36 0EN

Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. A Romano-British archaeological site with mosaic floors, and a collection of Roman archaeology. Regular events include historical re-enactments.

T: 01983 406223
W: www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk/

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Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke PO30 1XY

Carisbrooke Castle is a historic motte-and-bailey castle. An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence, here you'll find loveable donkeys, a museum and an Edwardian garden.

T: 01983 522107
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/Carisbrooke

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Dimbola Lodge Museum & Gallery
Freshwater PO40 9QE

Dimbola Lodge was the Isle of Wight home of the Victorian pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work

T: 01983 756814
W: www.dimbola.co.uk/

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Mottistone Manor Gardens
Mottistone PO30 4EA

Mediterranean-style, 20th-century gardens with olive grove, surrounding an Elizabethan manor house.

T: 01983 741302
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottistone-gardens/

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Newport Roman Villa
Newport PO30 1HA

The well-preserved remains at Newport Roman Villa provide a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain.

T: 01983 823828
W: www.iwight.com/Residents/Libraries-Cultural.../Newport-Roman-Villa/

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Newtown Old Town Hall
Newtown PO30 4PA

Newtown Old Town Hall is the town hall of the former mediaeval and later rotten borough of Newtown on the Isle of Wight in England. Newtown is now a small village, and its town hall is owned by the National Trust.

T: 01983 531785
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newtown-old-town-hall/

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Nunwell House
Brading PO36 0JQ

Nunwell House, also Nunwell Manor, is a historic English country house. The Tudor and Jacobean style house also has later additions. The house contains family militaria.

T: 01983 407240
W: www.nunwellhouse.co.uk/T: 01983 407240
W: www.nunwellhouse.co.uk/

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Osborne House
East Cowes PO32 6JX

Osborne House is a former royal residence of Queen Victoria. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for the Queen and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat.

T: 01983 200022
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

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Quarr Abbey
Ryde PO33 4ES

Home to a small group of Benedictine Monks. The abbey belongs to the Catholic Order of St Benedict

T: 01983 882420
W: www.quarrabbey.org/

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St. Catherines Oratory
Chale PO38 3NZ

A tall medieval octagonal tower, allegedly a lighthouse, built here in 1328 as penance for stealing church property from a wrecked ship.

T: 0800 015 0516
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-catherines-oratory/

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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery
Alum Bay PO39 0JH

Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks.

T: 01983 754772
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/needles-old-battery-and-new-battery/

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Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth PO41 0PB

Yarmouth Castle is a small off-square blockhouse built by Henry VIII in 1547, to guard Yarmouth harbour on the Isle of Wight. It is about 30 metres long, including its yard and its large platform on the seaside, which carried the heavier armament.

T: 0870 333 1181
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/yarmouth-castle/

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