Tourist Attractions etc in Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight Tourist Attractions

blank tabTHE NEEDLES PARKTourist Attraction
Alum Bay, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, P039 0JD
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Set in heritage coastline, offering a range of attractions for all. The spectacular chairlift to the beach provides marvellous views of the Island's famous landmark and naturally coloured sand cliffs.

Visit the sand shop and create your own unique sand souvenir. Watch skilled glassblowers making beautiful glassware as well as master sweet makers demonstrating the art of traditional sweet making. There are so many fun things to do that kids will love including Vintage Cars, Spin Cycle, Carrousel, Spins and Needles, Water Walkerz and Jurassic Golf!

New for 2013 the amazing 4D cinema! The park has full catering and retail facilities including a licensed tearoom. Free admission to site, only pay to park your car.
Tel: 0871 720 0022
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blank tabSHANKLIN CHINE - Shanklin Old Village - HISTORIC GORGETourist Attraction
Office: 12 Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6PF
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Part of our national heritage and the Island's very first tourist attraction, this scenic gorge in sandstone cliffs, with waterfalls and stream leads down to the beach. Rare flora and fauna, Nature Trail and historic features.

Exhibits include the historic jubilee exhibition, Turner's Isle of Wight Landscapes and the Discovery of Shanklin Chine, together with PLUTO (PipeLine Under The Ocean) which carried petrol to the Allied troops in Normandy. Memorial to 40 Royal Marine Commando who trained here for the 1942 raid of Dieppe.

After dusk, during the summer, subtle illuminations create a magical world. Gift shop. Tea Garden. Access is limited to wheelchair users - dogs on leads welcome.

At the bottom of the Chine on the beach, the Fisherman's Cottage, an historic pub built by William Colenutt in 1817 welcomes everyone for good quality food & ale.
Tel: 01983 866432    Fax: 01983 866145
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Deacon's Nursery

Moor View, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HW
Tel: 01983 840750 or 01983 522243     Fax: 01983 523575

Deacon's Nursery: Fruit Trees & Bushes - aim to provide a full cross section of indigenous fruit for everyone.

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Island Brass Rubbing Centre

The Coach House, St. Georges Church, Main Rd, Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight,
PO30 3AB
Tel/Fax: 01983 527553    Email:

Here you can discover the simple craft of brass rubbing, using our metallic waxes and specialist papers. Make your own knight to take home in just half an hour. A treasured memento, a beautiful wall hanging or a unique gift. Run by teachers who provide a unique educational opportunity for visitors to the brass rubbing centre to gain an insight into the work of the early engravers, together with an appreciation of the outstanding beauty of their work. Demonstrations and illustrated talks bring the characters to life and tell us about their lives and the world in which they lived. Specialising in school groups. Guided tours of medieval church available by arrangement.

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Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Fort Victoria, Norton, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR
Tel: 01983 761555     E-mail:

Astronomy is the most popular of all sciences and integral to the national curriculum. The Planetarium explores the universe with fascinating live multimedia star shows tailored to your group. Topics include seasons, moon phases, planets, exploration.

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Owl & Monkey Haven

5 Acres Farm, Staplers Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight PO30 2NB
Tel: (01983) 530885     Email:   

Following the overwhelming success of the Owl & Monkey Haven's Award winning first year, the Islands newest attraction is continuing to develop in 2011. We provide home's to an ever growing community of Birds of Prey and Primates, some of which are the only ones of their kind in the Country. Massive bespoke enclosures, beautifully designed grounds kept to an exemplary high standard with first class facilities are all attributes that make a visit to the Owl & Monkey Haven a fantastic & unforgettable experience.

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Waltzing Waters (IOW) Ltd

Brading Rd, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QS
Tel:  01983 811333

Aqua theatre, water, light and music spectacular. Please contact for opening times and admission charges etc.

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Wolverton Food & Folk Fair

Wolverton Manor, Shorwell
Tel: (01983) 530885     Email:

The celebration of the Island's finest locally produced Food & Folk Music will include 'taster menus' within tented cafes, serving an interesting variety of freshly cooked local produce. A local food market will showcase the Island's food suppliers and producers. The live music stage will provide a full programme, featuring the best of the Island's Folk musicians, from acoustic duos to full electric bands. With an IW real ale beer tent, BBQ, Tea tent serving cream teas & cakes plus children's activities, the first Wolverton Food & Folk Fair looks set to be a celebration of all that's good about our Island's local food & music talent.

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