Culture and Arts

Since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight has been a stunning respite from urban life for artists, poets and writers from Tennyson to Keats who have been inspired by the magical coastline and sweltering green interior. Today the Island boasts every craft from wood-carving to pottery, and thrills visitors with theatre, carnivals, antiques and galleries.

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Medina Theatre

Medina Theatre

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The Medina Theatre is a community based theatre which plays host to a number of entertaining and varied performances.

Dimbola Lodge

Dimbola Lodge

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Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.

Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre

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The Apollo Theatre’s story began around the time that another Apollo was landing on the Moon in July 1969.

St Catherine's Lighthouse

St Catherine's Lighthouse

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St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliff, some five miles from Ventnor, the Lighthouse comprises of a white octagonal tower with 94 steps up to the lantern.

Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey

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There has been an Abbey at Quarr on the Isle of Wight since 1132 and it played a central part in the life of the Island until its dissolution by Henry VIII.

Nunwell House

Nunwell House

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The picturesque Nunwell House has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest.

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

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One of the main tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was incarcerated.

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