Quarr Abbey is a monastic community with a range of activities for visitors and volunteers including the visitor centre, monastery shop, art gallery, tea shop and farm shop, tours of Read more [...]
Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Isle of Wight day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Isle of Wight activity.
Nunwell House is set in five acres of tranquil gardens with a stunning historic view overlooking Natural Parkland, Brading Haven, Bembridge Harbour and across the Solent. The House and Garden Read more [...]
Yarmouth Castle, the last and most sophisticated of Henry VIII’s coastal defences. Displays inside the castle include atmospheric recreations of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and Read more [...]
Osborne House is a popular attraction on the Isle of Wight. Known fondly as Queen Victoria’s palace-by-the-sea this estate has an exquisitely furnished house and terraced gardens with panoramic views leading Read more [...]
Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight’s royal castle is near complete, with battlements, a keep and a museum. Discover why it was famous as a royal prison to Charles I; see Read more [...]
Appuldurcombe House, an important example of English baroque Architecture: the 1701 east front has now been restored. It stands in ‘Capability’ Brown-designed grounds. An exhibition of photographs and prints depict Read more [...]
17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history. Located in a now tranquil village on the edge of a marshland nature reserve.
The Needles Batteries are on the westerly point of the Isle of Wight and were constructed between 1861-95 for the coastal defence of England. The overlook the Needles, a famous Read more [...]
Mottistone Manor Garden is full of surprises set alongside an Elizabethan manor house in a peaceful valley setting. Children’s flowerpot trail, family activity packs and walks to the Long Stone Read more [...]
Brighstone Shop and Museum is all houses in a neat row of small, traditional, thatched cottages in the village. It sells a variety of goods likes postcards, ad hoc gifts, Read more [...]
Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the island and was built in the 1700s and played a vital role in the local community for two centuries providing work Read more [...]