Island Life

Marina Office: 01983 539 994 ~ Breeze Restaurant: 01983 533 388

 

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ISLAND LIFE

 

Island Harbour is conveniently located near to many of the island’s fantastic attractions and sites of interest. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, although any of our staff will be happy to advise on days out.

 

Osborne House
Queen Victoria’s seaside home, Osborne House, just 2 miles away gives an intriguing glimpse into the family life of our former Queen. Enjoy the grandeur of the Royal Apartments, including the Durbar Room, with its exquisite collection of gifts given to Queen Victoria by the Indian people. A Swiss cottage complete with miniature furniture was built in the grounds for the royal children, and is fascinating. A Victorian Walled Garden and the Terrace Garden which overlooks the Solent will delight any garden enthusiast. There is also a fine 9 hole golf course and clubhouse.
Location: East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JY
Tel: 01983 200022
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/osborne/

 

Carisbrooke Castle
Discover the history of the island’s foremost castle. Once prison to Charles I, this royal castle was also the residence of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice. With its keep, battlements and working well house, Carisbrooke Castle is an exciting place for the whole family to explore.
Location: near Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY
Tel: 01983 522107
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/carisbrooke-castle/
Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle are English Heritage properties.

 

Freshwater Bay Golf Club
If you like a leisurely game of golf in the midst of beautiful coastal scenery, then you will really enjoy the 18-hole course at Freshwater Bay Golf Club. Located on Afton Down and Compton Down above Freshwater Bay with sensational views of the Solent and English Channel, this seaside links style course on natural open down land is 5,725 yards long, par 68 and provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Location: Afton Down, Freshwater, PO40 9TZ
Tel: 01983 752955
Email: secretary@freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk
Web: www.freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk

 

Bembridge Windmill
Owned and maintained by The National Trust, Bembridge Windmill is the island’s only surviving windmill. Though the windmill is no longer working, it does still contain much of its original wooden machinery. Climb the ladders to the top and experience the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Location: High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SQ
Tel: 01983 873945
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

NEWPORT

Newport is the Isle of Wight’s attractive county town with two elegant squares and many fine Georgian and Victorian town houses. Shopping in Newport is a pleasure, with a variety of well-known national outlets, exclusive small shops, coffee shops and tea-houses all of which are within easy walking distance. There is plenty of evening entertainment with a cinema, three theatres and a host of popular pubs and restaurants. Newport Harbour is just a short walk from the town centre where you will find museums, craft studios and the Quay Arts Centre. The Museum of Island History is an excellent place to visit or for more ancient culture, visit the 3rd Century Roman Villa on the outskirts of the town.

 

WALKS

The Island has over 500 miles of carefully maintained footpaths and bridleways, offering extensive opportunities for walking. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the River Medina towards Newport or Cowes. Or simply take a picnic to one of the island’s beautiful nearby beaches or woodlands.

Further information about the Isle of Wight can be found at the Island Breaks and Isle of Wight websites at www.isleofwight.com.

 
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Uavend Investments LLP, Island Harbour Marina, Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2LA

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 539 994 Fax: +44 (0)1983 523 401 Email: info@island-harbour.co.uk