Isle of Wight Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens
Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others), many with brief details of disabled access
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Isle of Wight Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring county of Hampshire to see what else there is in the area.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Appuldurcombe - The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque Architecture stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds - English Heritage - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
Bembridge Fort - A Victorian fort gradually being restored - National Trust - we have no disabled access info for this site
Bembridge Windmill - The only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight - National Trust - we have no disabled access info for this site
Carisbrooke Castle - See where King Charles I was imprisoned, climb the ramparts and keep and relax in the new Edwardian-style garden - English Heritage - Disabled friendly / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website
Farringford - The home of Alfred Lord Tennyson - R FitzGerald and M Beisley - we have no disabled access info for this site
Nunwell House and Gardens - has been a family home since 1522 - Aylmer family - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
Osborne House and Grounds - Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home. Take a glimpse into the private life of the royal family at Osborne House and enjoy the vast estate and gardens - English Heritage - Disabled friendly / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website
Yarmouth Castle - provides a magnificent picnic spot, discover the atmospheric recreation of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and see the exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks - English Heritage - Restricted wheelchair access please see website