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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Steephill Cove Beach
Steephill Cove Beach
Owner description: Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over... more Owner description: Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over the years Steephill has become a hot spot to eat as well. With The Boathouse Seafood Restaurant serving wonderful freshly caught Crab and Lobster and The Crab Shed serving fresh crab pasties and to add to that compliment there is Cove Coffee Shop with home made cakes, ice cream and gorgeous goodies to buy along with Hopes Happy Hut for children and The Beach Shack serving fare (all only open during the daytime hours). Steephill can only be reached by foot which adds to its safety and pure Charm... A true gem of old fashioned English seaside. A must visit for anyone on the island! less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Blackgang Chine
Blackgang Chine
Owner description: Blackgang Chine is a park and gardens themed with a wide range of fantasy attractions as well as heritage exhibitions and adventure play. Children can enjoy playing in Cowboy... more Owner description: Blackgang Chine is a park and gardens themed with a wide range of fantasy attractions as well as heritage exhibitions and adventure play. Children can enjoy playing in Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Fairyland or Dinosaurland - fantasy play areas to encourage imaginative play, parents can relax or join in the fun! Opened in 1843 Blackgang Chine is still owned and run by the family of the founder and now also run a sister park, Robin Hill, near Newport on the Isle of Wight. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Ventnor Botanic Garden
Ventnor Botanic Garden
Owner description: Set in the heart of the Ventnor Undercliff on the Isle of Wight, explore 22 acres of sub-tropical gardens with over 6000 species of plants, shrubs a champion trees. With it's... more Owner description: Set in the heart of the Ventnor Undercliff on the Isle of Wight, explore 22 acres of sub-tropical gardens with over 6000 species of plants, shrubs a champion trees. With it's magnificent location on the Island's Channel coast, the unique sub-tropical micro-climate ensures one of the longest growing in the whole of the UK. It's no wonder Ventnor Botanic Garden is such a popular destination for garden enthusiasts. Visit the Garden Hub a fascinating insight in to the world of running a Botanic Garden in the 21st Century, plus enjoy the Victorian Heritage Centre where you can find out about the sites use as a Victorian Hospital. Look out for Kids Discovery Days in the school holidays with hands on gardening and craft activities. Visitors can also enjoy daily tours of the secret garden tunnel and the underground mushroom fruiting chamber, so it's perfect for wet days as well as dry sunny ones. The stunning Festival of Flower Fireworks takes place each June, where hundreds of giant echium plants create a mesmerizing display for a month while in full flower. Later in August, Giant Amazonian waterlilies can be seen in the Tropical house, as featured on BBC2 in 2015. The garden takes it's growing very seriously and supplies lots of ultra-fresh produce to it's popular edulis restaurant where visitors can sample the delights of the season. Of particular note are the incredible salads where tasty, colourful micro-leaves are cut hourly from the green houses and served direct to plates for visitors to enjoy with other garden grown or Island produce like fresh Ventnor crab or Shorwell lamb. Look out for a number of special evening openings in the late spring and summer with garden and geographical themed offerings to tempt the taste buds of the most discerning diners. Craft beers are all the rage these days, so don't miss the chance to enjoy one of the Garden's two real ales over lunch or dinner. Botanic Ale, the Garden's signature golden beer, is brewed using it's own hops, grown on the cliff top facing the English Channel, the only commercial hop yard on the Isle of Wight. A new special edition Botanic Pale Ale has also been released for 2016 and is already proving popular with its 7.5% alcohol content and set to win prizes in the local craft beer world. Ventnor Botanic Garden also produces a range of delicious jams, chutneys and preserves which make great gifts to take home after a visit. More specialist produce like exotic shitake & oyster mushrooms are grown in the garden's underground mushroom fruiting chamber. These can be seen and sampled as part of daily guided tour of the facility. You can even take away dried mushrooms for cooking at home from the gift shop. The Garden also makes a fabulous pit stop at the end of a long drive, with the tranquil Plantation Room café available to all serving delightful home-made cakes and fair trade teas and barista coffee every day between 10am and 5pm. It's the perfect place to treat visiting friends and family any time of the year. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Ventnor Park and Putting Green
Ventnor Park and Putting Green
Attraction type: Parks
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Crave Ice Cream
Crave Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price: US$ 1 - US$ 8
Cuisines: Gluten Free Options, Cafe, British, Vegan Options
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cantina
Cantina
Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British, International
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Ale and Oyster
The Ale and Oyster
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fogg’s of Ventnor
Fogg’s of Ventnor
Ranked #4 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 42
Cuisines: British, Seafood, International
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tramezzini
Tramezzini
Ranked #5 of 55 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price: US$ 4 - US$ 21
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, British, Seafood
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Claddagh Bed and Breakfast
Claddagh Bed and Breakfast
US$ 68 - US$ 98 (£ 52 - £ 75)
Ranked #8 of 19 Ventnor B&B and Inns
St Rhadagunds
2.0 of 5
St Rhadagunds
US$ 59 - US$ 104 (£ 45 - £ 80)
Ranked #19 of 19 Ventnor B&B and Inns
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Premier Inn Isle Of Wight (Newport) Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Isle Of Wight (Newport) Hotel
US$ 61 - US$ 132
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Newport
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Leconfield
5.0 of 5
The Leconfield
US$ 94 - US$ 221 (£ 72 - £ 170)
Ranked #1 of 19 Ventnor B&B and Inns
Cornerways Ventnor
3.0 of 5
Cornerways Ventnor
US$ 98 - US$ 112
Ranked #2 of 19 Ventnor B&B and Inns
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Pine Point
Pine Point
US$ 75 - US$ 85
Ranked #3 of 19 Ventnor B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Royal Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Royal Hotel
US$ 156 - US$ 320 (£ 120 - £ 246)
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
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Hillside Hotel
5.0 of 5
Hillside Hotel
US$ 202 - US$ 259 (£ 155 - £ 199)
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
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The Hambrough
5.0 of 5
The Hambrough
US$ 166 - US$ 278
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
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