Days Out on the Isle of Wight

Osborne

For fascinating places to visit, stunning historic buildings and fun days out for the kids, take a trip to the Isle of Wight.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to visit : Isle of Wight

Osborne
Osborne

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home. Take a glimpse into the private life of the royal family at Osborne House and enjoy the vast estate and gardens.

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Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle

See where King Charles I was imprisoned, climb the ramparts and keep and relax in the new Edwardian-style garden.

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Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle

Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a picnic spot with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day. Step inside and discover how the rooms were used in the 16th century.

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Appuldurcombe House
Appuldurcombe House

The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque Architecture stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.

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St Catherine's Oratory
St Catherine's Oratory

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

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Events : Isle of Wight

Spooky Castle
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!

Unseen, Untold: Discover the secret life of Queen Victoria's Osborne
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 8 & Sun 9 Nov 2014

Guided tours of Queen Victoria's Osborne

Cousins at War - Osborne and the Great War
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 14 Nov

Join our Curator Michael Hunter for an exclusive illustrated talk and tour.

Unseen, Untold: Discover the secret life of Queen Victoria's Osborne
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 15 & Sun 16 Nov 2014

Guided of tours of Queen Victoria's Osborne

Festive Guided Tours
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays, Wed 19 Nov - Wed 31 Dec (except 6,7 & 24 Dec)

Have a festive day out and join expert guides to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas

Victorian Christmas
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Dec 2014

Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Have a go at traditional games, ride the carousel and delight in jovial entertainers. Meet Father Christmas and even Queen Victoria as you tour some of the festively dressed rooms of Osborne House.

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