Step back in time and visit some of the island’s historical sites. Have a look on the English Heritage website for a full round up. Here’s three of our favourites:
“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” Queen Victoria’s words when visiting Osborne for the first time. It’s a great day to get a glimpse of royal life and wander around this extraordinary house that once belonged to Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert.
Take time and soak up the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and exquisite Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Look out at the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent – said to remind Prince Albert of the bay of Naples and stroll through Osborne’s extensive grounds.
You can’t miss this one it’s right next door to The George, in fact we share a fabulous 16th century wall and there’s a gate from our garden directly into the Castle. Built by Henry VIII as a coastal defence – there’s a gun deck looking out across the Solent and many rooms that help us turn back time to a bygone era.
Sadly, it’s closed at the moment but a great one for when life becomes a little more normal.
Carisbrooke’s long story includes a murdered king, a ghost princess, mysterious Roman foundations, charismatic donkeys, and much, much more. With over 1000 years of history, panoramic views right over the island, and plenty to see and do, it will provide a truly memorable family day out.