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Best things to do in Isle of Wight

Historic Site
“Well worth going to Osborne House if you want to learn about queen Victoria.”
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Historic Site
“Osbourne House - a palace in the Italian style, built by Queen Victoria and her husband Albert as a summer seaside residence in the town of East Cowes on the north coast of the Isle of Wight in 1845-51 Since 1921 is a public museum.”
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Museum
“You’ll learn lots about local history and traditions here. Occasional art gallery. Lovely cafe. Worth the visit. ”
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History Museum
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“Amazing views of these spectacular rocks, lovely walk. Park in big car park at other end, with touristy amusement area, and chair lift to Alum beach with coloured sands ! Something for everyone !”
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Museum
“Really good interactive museum for all ages, excellent fossil collection showing just why the island is so well known for dinosaurs. All weather attraction.”
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Museum
“Photographic museum, some iconic pictures of the early Isle of Wight festivals, ever changing exhibitions so check their website www.dimbola.co.uk.”
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Museum
“Wonderful castle with gardens. In the summer they have jousting displays. Walk round the castle battlements for great views. See donkeys pulling water up from the well. ”
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Museum
“The castle is an ancient fortress that sticks out into the Solent. The Beach walk here is awesome. Or go by boat from Keyhaven. You can see the Isle of Wight Needles from the castle roof. Great place. Good cafe here too”
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Museum
“Located high on a hill near Brading with great views. You can see the well preserved remains of a large Roman Villa. Good café also.”
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Museum
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Café
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“The Home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, tours available but must be booked in advance”
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Library
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Museum
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Train Station
“What's not to love about a steam railway. You can ride the train and imagine you've been whisked back in time to a more romantic era! The museum there is brilliant and interactive showing how the fantastic volunteers resurrected the locos and carriages. Café, shop, falconry. Seasonal events including Santa special. Must do.”
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Museum
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