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Isle of Wight Attractions

An island off the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is known for its beautiful shoreline and beaches. It has a large number of fossils and dinosaur remains turning up, resulting in the title ‘Dinosaur Island’.

Top Attractions

Dinosaur fossils are the theme at Dinosaur Expeditions CIC (Community Interest Company), where one of the highlights is the Palaeoart section. There are also activities for kids. The Dinosaur Isle is another option, offering fossils from 126 million years old. For a more modern look at history, visit an old homestead at the Newport Roman Villa.

Kids & Family

When the kids have seen all the dinosaurs and Romans, they may enjoy playing at being knights at Carisbrooke Castle. They will just love a trip with the hovercraft at Hovertravel, or to watch the falcons and other birds of prey at the Owl & Falconry Centre.

Shopping & Nightlife 

For a special day shopping start at the Dores Hill Farm Emporium, or check out the wares on sale at Chessell Pottery Barns. At night see what is offering at the Commodore Cinema or go for a drink at one of the many nightclubs, or Pubs on the island.

Day Tours

Spend a day at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Live in a bygone era in either a Victorian carriage or one from the Edwardian era. Hop off at some of the pretty villages or relax and enjoy the journey. Visit Queen Victoria’s home at Osborne House, or see some Nature at the Isla of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction at Shanklin Chine. Opened in 1817, this gorge has entertained visitors looking for the serenity of the waterfall and surrounding countryside for two hundred years.

Most Popular Attractions in Isle of Wight

1. Museum of Island History

  • Adult £2 Child £1.20
  • +44 1983 823366
  • Museum Of Island History, Newport, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

2. Holy Cross Church

  • Free
  • 01983-562890
  • Holy Cross Church, Binstead, Church Road, Ryde, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Wed & Fri & Sun 8am-7pm

4. St Mary’s Church

  • Free
  • +44 1983 292509
  • St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Cowes, England PO31 8HA, United Kingdom
  • Daily

6. The Bull Ring

  • Free
  • The Bull Ring, Brading, Sandown PO36 0DF, UK
  • Daily 12am-11:59pm

8. Commodore Cinema

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1983 564064
  • Commodore Cinema, Ryde, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by show

9. Carisbrooke Castle

  • Adult £9.40-£10.40 Child £5.60-£6.20
  • +44 1983 522107
  • Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Newport, United Kingdom
  • Wed-Sun 10am-4pm

10. St James Church

  • Free
  • St James, Yarmouth, Saint James' Street, Yarmouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily

13. Quarr Abbey

  • Free
  • +44 1983 882420
  • Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-4pm Sun 11:15am-4pm

19. Appley Beach

  • Free
  • +44 1983 812573
  • Appley Road, Ryde, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-6pm

20. West Wight Alpacas

  • Adult £5 Child £3
  • +44 1983 760900
  • West Wight Alpacas & Llamas, Main Road, Yarmouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

21. Newport Roman Villa

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 1983 529720
  • Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport, United Kingdom
  • Mon–Thu 08.30am–5pm Fri 08:30am–4:30pm

22. Dinosaur Expeditions CIC

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1983 740844
  • Dinosaur Expedition Centre, Military Road, Brighstone, United Kingdom
  • Tue & Thu & Sun 10am-4pm

23. East Cowes Heritage Centre

  • Free
  • +44 1983 280310
  • East Cowes Heritage Centre, Clarence Road, East Cowes, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 10am-1pm Wed 10am-4pm

25. Appuldurcombe House

  • Free
  • +44 1983 852484
  • Appuldurcombe House, Appuldurcombe Road, Wroxall, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Fri 10am-4pm

27. Dinosaur Isle

  • Adult £5 Child £4
  • +44 1983 404344
  • Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, England PO36 8QA, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm

29. Yarmouth Castle

  • Adult £5.20-£5.80 Child £3.10-£3.50
  • +44 1983 760678
  • Yarmouth Castle, Quay Street, Yarmouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm

30. Carisbrooke Priory

  • Free
  • 01983 523354
  • Carisbrooke Priory Trust, Whitcombe Road, Newport, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm

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