Other Attractions, Isle of Wight
Brighstone Post Office, IOW
In addition to the well-known attractions of the Isle of Wight such as Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle, there are numerous smaller less well-know attractions. There are quaint villages, such as Brighstone and Godshill. There's a wide range of things to see, some concerning the history of the Island, including dinosaurs, a Roman Villa, and the Steam Railway. Others offer the chance to sample locally grown products, including vineyards and the Garlic Farm.
Dinosaur Isle, IOW
The Isle of Wight is internationally famous for its dinosaur remains. More than 15 different types of dinosaur bones have been found on the Island. Dinosaur Isle is an interactive dinosaur museum which provides an educational hands-on experience for adults and children alike. Based in Sandown, Dinosaur Isle is the first purpose built dinosaur museum in Britain.
Steam Railway, IOW
Godshill Model Village, IOW
Arreton Old Village, IOW
Dimbola Lodge, IOW
Dimbola Lodge is the former home of the celebrated Victorian photographer, Julia Cameron. There are permanent displays about the history of photography, and other famous Victorians who supported Cameron's work. There's also an exhibition about the Isle of Wight Festival, and a number of special exhibitions which change throughout the year.
St Catherine's Lighthouse, IOW
Built in 1838, St Catherine's Lighthouse acts as a guide to shipping in the Channel as well as those approaching the Solent. It's situated at Niton Undercliffe, about 5 miles west of Ventnor and, because of its location, has an interesting history. It has a visitor centre and tours are given on some days of the week. For more details and opening times, see http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk