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Things to do in Ventnor

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Ventnor has to offer

Ventnor, Isle of Wight is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

Ventnor is a traditional seaside resort, established in the Victorian era, with many classic family-friendly attractions. Ventnor Beach boasts soft golden sands bordered by a charming esplanade hosting delightful shops and eateries.

Visiting Appuldurcombe House is one of the most popular things to do in Ventnor. This English Heritage-protected, 18th-century grand estate and grounds are open to visitors to admire the striking architecture.

The Ventnor Botanic Garden is another must-see, representing the charming character of the town. The garden lies in its own micro-climate, with optimum conditions for sub-tropical plants and exotic wildlife to grow.

Get the whole family involved at Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park. Transcend into an enchanting world of imagination, with rides and attractions overlooking the beautiful Isle of Wight coast. Ventnor Fringe festival takes place each July, allowing you to breath in the fascinating and vibrant local culture.

A choice of Ventnor restaurants lie at your disposal, offering a range of places to enjoy a bite to eat. Also take advantage of a range of pubs in Ventnor, some taking in magnificent coastal views.

Photo of Appuldurcombe House by Eksley

  • Appuldurcombe House

    A magnificent 18th century manor house located close to the town of Wroxhall, managed by English Heritage and open for tours of the interior and of the grounds.

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  • Blackgang Chine, Feature

    Blackgang Chine

    Isle of Wight
    United Kingdom
    PO38 2HN

    01983 730330

    Discover a fun-filled world of entertaining rides, slides and magical memories at the UK’s oldest amusement park.

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  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Feature

    Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

    Lower Winstone Farm
    Isle of Wight
    PO38 3AA

    01983 852693

    First established in the 1980’s, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a charity providing a home to unwanted donkeys located just outside the charming seaside resort of Ventnor.

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  • Monks Bay Coast

    Monks Bay

    Dog Friendly

    This shingle beach rests just east of Ventnor, and reveals an expanse of sand at low tide.

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  • Steephill Cove

    Steephill Cove


    Dog Friendly

    This small area of golden sands rests at the eastern end of the serene Ventnor Botanic Garden and on the outskirts of the popular resort.

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  • Ventnor Beach Feature

    Ventnor Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    The Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor boasts a stretch of golden sands, enjoying a tropical-like micro-climate.

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  • Ventnor Botanic Garden
    Image Credits: Garry Knight - CC BY 2.0

    Ventnor Botanic Garden

    Undercliff Dr
    Isle of Wight
    PO38 1UL


    Ventnor Botanic Garden rests on the southern edge of the Isle of Wight. Here, you can enjoy walking through the garden’s impressive greenery, where sub-tropical plants, eateries and picnic areas await.

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