Are you planning a holiday to the Isle of Wight? On your list of things to do, make sure that you include visiting some historic buildings. In addition to the areas fantastic scenery, the Isle of Wight also offers a lot of culture and architecture that is fun for the whole family. Here is a list of places that you must see.
The Appuldurcombe House is one of the most unique and historic buildings on the Isle of Wight. You can visit this building daily and take in the grand architecture from the 18th Century Baroque period. The house is very elegant and the grounds are well kept and very ornate. Capability Brown designed the structure and it is worth the time to put it on the travel agenda.
Another historic structure to see is the only surviving windmill on the island today. The Bembridge Windmill was built during the 1700s. Although several renovations have been undergone, a lot of the original material is still in place. In addition, the windmill sits in a beautiful, breathtaking area of the Isle of Wight. Historical Buildings in Calgary
The Carisbrooke Castle is a famous castle on the island offering a rich history. The castle was once a prison to Charles 1. In addition, the daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Beatrice, once stayed at this castle. Today when you visit the castle there are donkeys, medieval sites, and events. Also, there are often exhibitions to see.
Newtown Old Town Hall
This small building is a 17th century town hall located in Newtown. It signifies the importance of Newton to Parliament. They once sent two members of Parliament to the hall. Not only is this an area of political history, it also is a location where several art exhibitions are held.
One of the oldest buildings on the Isle of Wight is the remains of a 3rd century Roman Villa. Today this villa still stands with beautiful mosaics. It is an inspiring piece of architecture. In addition, when you visit the Roman Villa, you can take a break at their award winning coffee shop.
St. Catherine’s Lighthouse
Lastly, make sure to stop and see St. Catherine’s Lighthouse. This lighthouse is spectacular. It is rare that one has the privilege to see such a unique type of building. And, this lighthouse stands in a wonderful area. You will be able to witness beauty, culture, history, and architecture at the same time.