Towns & Villages
Isle of Wight
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Different in character from the other seaside towns, Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is built on a series of terraces that zig-zag down to the sun-trap seafront with part sand, part shingle beach. The 'Cascade' is a feature of the sub-tropical gardens overlooking the seafront with the adjacent Winter Gardens providing entertainment and wonderful views over the bay.
Ventnor Botanic Garden occupies the site of the former Royal National Hospital. Exhibitions at the heritage centre provide glimpses of the town's past and you may find your own interesting pieces of history in the many local shops of antiques and collectables. Friendly pubs, restaurants and tearooms are housed in Victorian buildings, which add to their charm.
Stroll along the sea wall to Bonchurch, the Island's best-preserved Victorian village. Many prominent Victorian literary figures lived and visited Bonchurch including Charles Dickens, who wrote part of David Copperfield whilst on holiday here (now the Winterborne Hotel).
A few miles to the north is the picture postcard village of Godshill, probably the most photographed village on the Island with its thatched stone cottages, tearooms and curio shops.
For more information, visit the official tourism website for Ventnor
Ventnor beach is the southernmost holiday beach on the Isle of Wight and is well-loved by locals...0.2 miles away
The Ventnor Downs rise steeply above the Victorian seaside town of Ventnor. With the sparkling...0.33 miles away
A spectacular historic Grade 2 listed Mansion House with adjoining Coach House overlooking the sea.0.94 miles away
At Ventnor Botanic Garden you will be able to collect a Walking with Dinosaur Plants Trail Map...1.04 miles away
The Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight is a place where the pleasure of plants can be enjoyed to...1.07 miles away
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a registered Charity providing a secure, peaceful and happy...2.28 miles away
Shanklin Theatre has a seating capacity of 615 thanks to our newly installed Matrix Seating System;...2.54 miles away
Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best known stretches of golden sands, which backs...2.83 miles away
RHS Partner Garden & Winner of Wight in Bloom Small Tourist Attraction 2016
This beautiful...3.38 miles away
A wild rocky coast with jutting cliffs, a windswept down and sheltered wooded valley
This is...4.09 miles away
Amazon World Zoo Park is the Isle of Wight's largest exotic animal attraction and is a great day...4.16 miles away
Paths wind through ancient oak woodland with sunny glades
Borthwood Copse is a delightful spot...4.25 miles away
Allendale is situated on its own Bridleway in the glorious countryside. We pride ourselves in...4.34 miles away
Sandown Beach is one of the Isle of Wight's finest and most recognised beaches, with miles of soft...4.68 miles away
Overlooking the South coast of the Isle of Wight, Blackgang Chine offers an experience like no...4.73 miles away
A whole days fun in one! Lost world adventure golf. Magic Island fantasy and fun. Superbowl,...4.99 miles away