Stop at Portchester Castle
Heading to Portsmouth to catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight? Make a stop at Portchester Castle along the way.
Visit Appuldurcombe House
Once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight, today this graceful shell has fascinating architecture to explore.
St. Catherine's Oratory
Enjoy a walk to one of the highest parts of the Isle of Wight to see St. Catherine's Oratory.
Medieval Merchants' House
On your way home from the island, catch the ferry to Southampton and stop by the Medieval Merchant's House.
Isle of Wight Travel itinerary
Chosen by Queen Victoria as a holiday retreat and by the Normans for one of their medieval defence forts, the Isle of Wight is an island fit for rulers and royalty. Just two hours from London, the island is rich in history, charm and intrigue.
We've put together this travel itinerary to help you plan your visit.Plan your island visit
Places to Stay
When holidaying on the Isle of Wight, you'll need a place to stay from which to explore. Booking one of our luxurious holiday cottages for your stay is the perfect way to make the most of your holiday. As well as enjoying some of the island's finest accommodation, you'll get free entry to all of our historic places on the island and a discount in our cafe's and shops.
Pavilion Cottage, Osborne
Brimming with period character, spend your evenings enjoying a starlit sky on the verandah.
Bowling Green Apartment, Carisbrooke Castle
Located on the second floor of 19 century former service block from resident gentry of the day, this renovated apartment now sleeps four in contemporary comfort.
No. 1 Sovereign's Gate, Osborne
Soak up the grandeur of Osborne whilst enjoying modern comforts and contemporary design, in harmony with an historic interior.
No. 2 Sovereign's Gate, Osborne
Relax on the beach on traditional deck chairs overlooking a view that reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples.
Our top tip
Make the most of your visit to the Isle of Wight with English Heritage membership. English Heritage members get free entry to all of our special historic places on the island, as well as free or discounted entry to our events. What's more, by joining, you'll be helping us look after these special places for future generations to enjoy.Join English Heritage today