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Attractions Cowes Combined Clubs, Regatta House, 18 Bath Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QN. Tel: +44 (0)1983 295 744. The first Cowes week began on 10th August 1826 with seven yachts. Today over 1,000 yachts and 8,500 competitors take part in some very challenging first-class sailing, from true amateurs to Olympic and World champions. www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk. In the Solent waters off Cowes.

Cowes Week

Visitor attractions and information - Bembridge

Attractions Bembridge Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Centre, Sherborne Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Tel: +44 (0)1983 872223. Diver's Corner is a display of early diving equipment, including hand operated air pump. The total weight of the equipment is approximately 175lbs. The Quarterdeck is a display of ship models. Location: In the centre of Bembridge.

Bembridge Maritime Museum

Bembridge WindmillAttractions Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5SQ. Tel: 01983 873945. Grade I listed windmill. One of the Isle of Wight's best known landmarks. The only surviving windmill on the Island. Built c 1700 and still with its original machinery intact. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andy Williams). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles south of Bembridge.

Bembridge Windmill

Seaview Wildlife Encounter

Attractions Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Seaview, Isle of Wight. Tel: 01983 612261. Formerly known as the Flamingo Park. Seaview Wildlife Encounter helps conserve exotic bird species and wildlife. Large free car & coach park. Full access & facilities for the disabled. About 4 miles north west of Bembridge.

Seaview Wildlife Encounter

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Visitor attractions and information - Cowes

Attractions Cowes Combined Clubs, Regatta House, 18 Bath Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QN. Tel: +44 (0)1983 295 744. The first Cowes week began on 10th August 1826 with seven yachts. Today over 1,000 yachts and 8,500 competitors take part in some very challenging first-class sailing, from true amateurs to Olympic and World champions. www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk. In the Solent waters off Cowes.

Cowes Week

Attractions Robin Hill Country Adventure Park, Robin Hill, Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU. Falconry - A new family favourite. Red Squirrel Safari & Squirrel Fest. New Woodland Gardens. Tree House Woodland Centre. The Island's 3 biggest rides. www.robin-hill.com. About 5 miles south of Cowes.

Robin Hill Country Adventure Park

Attractions Cowes Maritime Museum, Beckford Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SG. Tel: 01983 823433. Museum containing boats, paintings, and models relating to the maritime history of Cowes and the Isle of Wight. Models, paintings, photographs. Location: In the centre of Cowes.

Cowes Maritime Museum

Attractions Osborne House, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JY. Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat. From Nov-Mar, the house is open for pre-booked guided tours only, allowing visitors to see the Royal Apartments and private rooms. English Heritage. Charges apply. (Photo (c) English Heritage). www.english-heritage.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Cowes.

Osborne House

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Visitor attractions and information - Ryde

Attractions Puckpool Park Wireless Museum, Seaview, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR. Tel: +44 (0) 1983 567665. The museum houses a good collection of vintage wirelesses and radios. Location: On the outskirts of Ryde.

Puckpool Park Wireless Museum

Attractions THE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY. All of our carriages and most of our locomotives have spent much of their working lives here on the Island. The railway runs five miles from Wootton, through Havenstreet and Ashey, to Smallbrook Junction, which is the interchange with Island Line's electric trains that run from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head (Connecting with the Wightlink high-speed catamaran service from Portsmouth Harbour). www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Ryde.

THE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY

Attractions Robin Hill Country Adventure Park, Robin Hill, Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU. Falconry - A new family favourite. Red Squirrel Safari & Squirrel Fest. New Woodland Gardens. Tree House Woodland Centre. The Island's 3 biggest rides. www.robin-hill.com. About 4 miles south of Ryde.

Robin Hill Country Adventure Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Sandown

Attractions Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3EW. Tel: 01983 852484. Situated on the South of the Island, just 2 miles from the coast at both Ventnor and Shanklin. Once the grandest and most striking house on the Isle of Wight, Appuldurcombe's 18th century baroque elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building. Souvenir shop. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Sandown.

Appuldurcombe House

Attractions The Owl and Falconry Centre, at Appuldurcombe House (above). Featuring top quality birds, and interesting and informative commentary they last for approximately 40 minutes. Eagles, Vultures, Hawks & Falcons. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Sandown.

Owl and Falconry centre

Attractions Amazon World Zoo Park, Watery Lane, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight PO36 0LX. Tel: 01983 867122. Welcome to the largest exotic animal attraction on the Isle of Wight! IOW Tourism's 'Top Attraction' award winner and the 'Good Britain Guide' Top Family Attraction. 200 different species. Gift shop. www.amazonworld.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Sandown.

Amazon World Zoo Park

Attractions Robin Hill Country Adventure Park, Robin Hill, Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU. Falconry - A new family favourite. Red Squirrel Safari & Squirrel Fest. New Woodland Gardens. Tree House Woodland Centre. The Island's 3 biggest rides. www.robin-hill.com. About 5 miles west of Sandown.

Robin Hill Country Adventure Park

Attractions Niton Maze, Niton Manor Farm, Pan Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight, PO38 2BT. Tel: 0782 4416197. With over 1 mile of pathways in over 7 acres of cornfield maze visitors were amazed at the diversity of activity available. www.nitonmaze.co.uk. About 6 miles west of Sandown.

Niton Maze Isle of Wight

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Visitor attractions and information - Seaview

Attractions Puckpool Park Wireless Museum, Seaview, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR. Tel: +44 (0) 1983 567665. The museum houses a good collection of vintage wirelesses and radios. Location: In the centre of Seaview.

Bembridge WindmillAttractions Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5SQ. Tel: 01983 873945. Grade I listed windmill. One of the Isle of Wight's best known landmarks. The only surviving windmill on the Island. Built c 1700 and still with its original machinery intact. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andy Williams). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 4 miles south of Seaview.

Bembridge Windmill

Attractions Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Seaview, Isle of Wight. Tel: 01983 612261. Formerly known as the Flamingo Park. Seaview Wildlife Encounter helps conserve exotic bird species and wildlife. Large free car & coach park. Full access & facilities for the disabled. Location: In the centre of Seaview.

Seaview Wildlife Encounter

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Visitor attractions and information - Shanklin

Attractions Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3EW. Tel: 01983 852484. Situated on the South of the Island, just 2 miles from the coast at both Ventnor and Shanklin. Once the grandest and most striking house on the Isle of Wight, Appuldurcombe's 18th century baroque elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building. Souvenir shop. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Shanklin.

Appuldurcombe House

Attractions The Owl and Falconry Centre, at Appuldurcombe House (above). Featuring top quality birds, and interesting and informative commentary they last for approximately 40 minutes. Eagles, Vultures, Hawks & Falcons. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Shanklin.

The Owl and Falconry Centre

Attractions Amazon World Zoo Park, Watery Lane, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight PO36 0LX. Tel: 01983 867122. Welcome to the largest exotic animal attraction on the Isle of Wight! IOW Tourism's 'Top Attraction' award winner and the 'Good Britain Guide' Top Family Attraction. 200 different species. Gift shop. www.amazonworld.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Shanklin.

Amazon World Zoo Park

Attractions Robin Hill Country Adventure Park, Robin Hill, Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU. Falconry - A new family favourite. Red Squirrel Safari & Squirrel Fest. New Woodland Gardens. Tree House Woodland Centre. The Island's 3 biggest rides. www.robin-hill.com. About 5 miles west of Shanklin.

Robin Hill Country Adventure Park

Attractions Niton Maze, Niton Manor Farm, Pan Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight, PO38 2BT. Tel: 0782 4416197. With over 1 mile of pathways in over 7 acres of cornfield maze visitors were amazed at the diversity of activity available. www.nitonmaze.co.uk. About 6 miles west of Shanklin.

Niton Maze Isle of Wight

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Visitor attractions and information - Ventnor

Attractions Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3EW. Tel: 01983 852484. Situated on the South of the Island, just 2 miles from the coast at both Ventnor and Shanklin. Once the grandest and most striking house on the Isle of Wight, Appuldurcombe's 18th century baroque elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building. Souvenir shop. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Ventnor.

Appuldurcombe House

Attractions The Owl and Falconry Centre, at Appuldurcombe House (above). Featuring top quality birds, and interesting and informative commentary they last for approximately 40 minutes. Eagles, Vultures, Hawks & Falcons. www.appuldurcombe.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Ventnor.

Owl and Falconry centre

Attractions The Model Village, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HH. Tel: +44 (0)1983 840270. Our beautiful garden is home to 2 churches, 4 pubs, an airfield, a railway, 3 hot air balloons, an airship, with thousands of carefully shaped ornamental conifers and shrubs. Our family has tended this wonderful folly for the past 35 years. www.modelvillagegodshill.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Ventnor.

The Model Village

Attractions Niton Maze, Niton Manor Farm, Pan Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight, PO38 2BT. Tel: 0782 4416197. With over 1 mile of pathways in over 7 acres of cornfield maze visitors were amazed at the diversity of activity available. www.nitonmaze.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Ventnor.

Niton Maze Isle of Wight

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Visitor attractions and information - Yarmouth

Attractions Newtown Old Town Hall, Newtown, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 4PA. Tel: 01983 531785. 17th-century town hall with a fascinating history. A town hall with no town. Located in a now tranquil village on the edge of a marshland nature reserve. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Martin Trelawny). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 5 miles east of Yarmouth.

Newtown Old Town Hall

Attractions Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB. Yarmouth Castle is located in the village centre, next to the car ferry terminal on Quay Street. Part of Henry VIII's coastal defences, completed after 1547, is now also a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Castle

Attractions The Needles Old Battery, West Highdown, Totland, Isle of Wight PO39 0JH. Victorian gun battery perched on the tip of the Isle of Wight. Built against the threat of French invasion. Spectacular cliff top location with fine views over to Dorset and Hampshire. Tunnel through the cliffs leads to a unique panorama of The Needles
Tel: 01983 754772. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
About 4 miles south of Yarmouth.

Needles Old Battery

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