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

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.

Christmas Wreath Making
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 12 Dec 2014

Bring out your creative side this Christmas and make your own beautiful wreath or table arrangement. All materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Christmas at Osborne
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 12 Dec

Join us for a delightful tour of Osborne House in the company of Curator Michael Hunter. Discover how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert created the traditions of a Victorian Chrismas.

Unseen, Untold: Discover the secret life of Queen Victoria's Osborne
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jan 2014

Winter guided tours of Queen Victoria's Osborne on the Isle of Wight

Unseen, Untold: Discover the secret life of Queen Victoria's Osborne
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 10 & Sun 11 Jan 2014

Guided Tours of Queen Victoria's Osborne on the Isle of Wight

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