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Wroxall is an inland village surrounded by green, rolling downland to the north of Ventnor. Here, the big visitor attraction is Appuldurcombe House, an 18th Century baroque stately home once belonging to the Worsley dynasty. The 11-acre ornamental grounds were designed by master English landscape gardener Capability Brown, who also oversaw extensions to the building. It became famed for being the grandest mansion on the Isle Of Wight. In the 1900s, the house was abandoned, then damaged by a land mine, and it's now a partially restored ruin. Maintained by English Heritage, it hosts an exhibition of photographs and prints that explain its fascinating history. There are also ghost walks at the house, with visitors urged to watch out for a phantom carriage and spooky monks in brown robes. The sound of a crying baby has been reported too. The grounds include an open-air theatre for plays and re-enactments and the Appuldurcombe House Owl and Falconry Centre, which stages flying displays by owls, hawks, buzzards, vultures, eagles and kites. Fans may also take courses to learn how to fly a trained bird. Back at the village, Wroxall is a good centre for delightful walks to Ventnor, Shanklin, Whitwell and Godshill.

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The Grange Bed and Breakfast (0.27 miles)

The Grange Bed and Breakfast
Built partly in the 17th Century and partly in the 19th Century, The Grange offers spacious and luxurious accommodation. Situated in the village of Wroxall, The Grange is approximately 3 miles from the sea at ... More | visit website
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Appuldurcombe Holiday Cottages (0.61 miles)

Appuldurcombe Holiday Cottages
5 Cottages - Once the grandest and most striking house on the Isle of Wight, Appuldurcombe's 18th century baroque elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building. The very individual and picturesque stone ... More | visit website
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Godshill Park Farm House (1.19 miles)

Godshill Park Farm House
The house has been providing guest accommodation since at least the 1960's - we occasionally get callers who tell us they used to stay here when they were children. The farm's location in an ... More | visit website
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St Maur Hotel (1.65 miles)

St Maur Hotel

The St Maur Hotel is an ideal holiday location on the Isle of Wight. Situated in Ventnor, one of the prettiest areas on the Island, which makes it ideal for walking holidays. Close to Ventnor Park and ... More | visit website

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Royal Hotel (1.69 miles)

Royal Hotel

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The Royal Hotel is one of the Isle of Wight’s Best Kept Secrets – a refined and elegant historic jewel and ... More | visit website

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Wellington Hotel (1.70 miles)

Wellington Hotel
The hotel is in an unrivalled position; it faces due south and is at town-level for shops, buses and entertainment. The beach is accessible through our terraced gardens, enabling guests to bathe straight from the hotel.

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Foxhills (1.72 miles)

Foxhills
Foxhills provides a relaxing base from which to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight. Close to Shanklin town centre and The Old Village, this Five Star Gold guest accomodation offers guests a whirlpool spa and ... More | visit website
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Eversley Hotel (1.73 miles)

Eversley Hotel
The Eversley stands in an acre of grounds from which there are glorious views of the English Channel and boasts its own private access to Ventnor Park and the coastal footpaths. All rooms are ensuite ... More | visit website
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Brunswick House (1.77 miles)

Brunswick House
Brunswick House is a family run 4 star guest house; offering bed and breakfast accomodation. All rooms are en-suite with colour TVs; CD radio alarm clocks; shaver points and beverage facilities. On street parking ... More | visit website
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Windsor Carlton Hotel (1.81 miles)

Windsor Carlton Hotel

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A small Victorian town house offering 4 star quality guest accommodation set over 3 floors. The Windsor Carlton has been refurbished for the 2008 season. We offer five quality en-suite rooms set in ... More

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