Want to see some history? Here’s some top heritage spots

There is always something to see and learn, there’s no need to travel far with so much history right around the corner!

On the Isle of Wight there is an abundance of heritage. From Dinosaur fossils to castles there is something for all. Our Care Professionals love to take their clients on outings, exploring some of the beautiful sites and take a step back in history.

Osborne House – East Cowes

Step into Queen Victoria’s favourite country home and experience a world unchanged since the monarch died here just over 100 years ago.

With stunning views across the Solent, extravagant interiors, extensive grounds and a delightful restaurant and café as Queen Victoria herself wrote “it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot”.

Osborne House has its own private beach just a short walk through the beautiful grounds or jump on the shuttle. Once on the beach Enjoy the magnificent views out to sea from Queen Victoria’s alcove, and pop inside her bathing machine to see where she got undressed.

Find Osborne House off York Avenue.

Carisbrooke Castle - Carisbrooke

Famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden.

Enjoy the birds-eye view from the castle keep and walk around the battlements. See history brought to life with the fun and dramatic film, dress up as a soldier and experiment with armour, discover how to fire cannons and experience the tranquillity of the castle chapel.

Experience far reaching panoramic views from high castle walls or wander the moat to discover King Charles I’s bowling green.

Carisbrooke Castle can be found on Castle Hill.

Roman Villa - Brading

Situated overlooking Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight, Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK.

one of the finest Roman sites in the UK, the award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

The museum preserves the West Range, built around AD300, which is the last and grandest of three buildings on the site.

Also enjoy our award-winning Forum Café which serves local food and drink and is open to all-year round, whether you are visiting the museum or not.

Find the Roman Villa on Old Morton Road.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet

Step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations.

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside … or hop off at one of the stations and just watch the trains go by. Keep an eye out for a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through ancient woodland.

Explore the Train Story Discovery Centre, fabulous indoor museum which brings the story of the Island’s railways to life. Discover the oldest carriage, built for the opening of the Ryde to Shanklin line in 1864, and the Underground trains that ran on the line until January 2021.

Find Isle of Wight Steam Railway on Main Road.

Whether it’s a full day of history you’re looking for or a nice drink in one of the traditional café’s, the Isle of Wight will have something for you. The variety of attractions is certainly not lacking, so why not take a step back in time and have a real-life experience.

Would you like to find out some of the benefits of home care in Isle of Wight? Give our team a call to find out more.