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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

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!

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.

Victorian Fun and Games
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Experience a range of fun games and pastimes played by children in Victorian England. Learn how the royal children would have lived and played at Osborne.

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Medieval Falconry
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 06 - Tue 09 Sep 2014

Gaze skywards and in awe as hawks, owls and falcons soar above the castle. Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds and hear the stories and legends from medieval times.

Harvest Season: Rhubarb
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Sat 6 & Sun 7 Sep 2014

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

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