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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 summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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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

Small Adventures for Royal Children
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 01 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Traditional Victorian fun for kids (and mums and dads!) at Swiss Cottage and on Queen Victoria's private beach.

Knights' School
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 01 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

A summer of hands on activities and crafts with a medieval theme. There’s plenty to discover about life in medieval England. Knight training, etiquette, storytelling, arts and crafts throughout the day.

Grand Medieval Joust
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Tue 12 - Thu 14 Aug 2014

The tilt rail is set and the armour is polished for a medieval spectacular. Highly trained knights and their trusty steeds battle for honour in the ultimate display of chivalry. Be entertained by the jester and medieval musicians. Laissez allez!

Head Gardener Tour
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Date: Mon 18 Aug

Enjoy a summer evening stroll through Osborne's beautiful gardens, guided by Head Gardener Toby Beasly.

Grand Medieval Joust
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Tue 19 - Thu 21 Aug 2014

The tilt rail is set and the armour is polished for a medieval spectacular. Highly trained knights and their trusty steeds battle for honour in the ultimate display of chivalry. Be entertained by the jester and medieval musicians. Laissez allez!

Knights' Tournament
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Tue 26 - Thu 28 Aug 2014

It is the 15th century and pride is at stake. It’s every man for himself in the ultimate skill-at-arms tournament. With bow, sword and club, four of the best knights duel before the crowds - but only one will emerge victorious.

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