Places to visit in Isle of Wight

Godshill Village

Godshill Village

24-min drive from Bembridge / 31-min drive from Norton Grange, PO38 3LD
Established in 1952, Godshill Model Village recreates island life in intricately-detailed miniature – and the full-size village isn’t bad either. The medieval church is home to one of only two lily crucifix paintings in Europe, and the thatched roofs of the high street sit over classic tea rooms and gift shops.

Shanklin Old Village

Shanklin Old Village & Chine

19-min drive from Bembridge, PO37 6BW
The leafy valley of Shanklin Chine, with its winding riverside walk and aviary, is hidden away behind thatched roofs, boutique gift shops and family-run tea rooms in the hilly Shanklin Old Village, one of the Isle’s oldest settlements.

Cowes Old Town

Cowes Old Town

33-min drive from Bembridge, PO31 7DF
Home to Queen Victoria’s seaside residence Osborne House, Cowes is a bustling town centre filled with independent shops, cafés, and restaurants (and more than a few classic British pubs). East Cowes is accessible via a unique chain ferry, while the museums and galleries offer a glimpse into the island’s history.



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