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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Osborne House

Osborne House

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"It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" - such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.

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.

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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