History Tourism

Exploring the wonders of our Island

Many maps of the Island  were developed over the years some independently others with perhaps a smidgen of plagiarism, you be the judge.

1787 Sellers Grose Map
1787 Sellers Grose Map

Not Just Bucket and Spade!

The Isle of Wight has a rich history with many historical sites to explore,  including those of Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, and the Roman Villa in Brading. These sites offer a glimpse into the island’s past and provide a deeper understanding of historical events.

The Island offers a number of unique experiences for history tourists. For example, visitors can take a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, which offers a glimpse into the island’s transport history. There are also several museums, including the Dinosaur Isle museum, which features fossils and exhibits on the island’s prehistoric past.

The Isle of Wight is also well known for its natural beauty, which adds to the appeal of history tourism. Visitors can explore historical sites while enjoying the island’s stunning coastline, rolling hills, and picturesque villages.

We host a number of cultural events throughout the year, which provide a unique opportunity to experience the island’s history and heritage. These include the Isle of Wight Festival, which celebrates the island’s musical history, and the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, which features talks and events on the island’s literary heritage.

Overall, the Isle of Wight is a great holiday destination for history tourism due to its historical sites, unique experiences, natural beauty, and cultural events. Visitors can explore the island’s past while enjoying all that it has to offer.

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