Local Attractions

Tapnell Farm – A favourite with children and adults alike. Tapnell Farm is home to The Cow restaurant and many activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Dimbola museum – Just a short walk from the hotel and perfect for a rainy day, Dimbola was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a museum and gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
Dimbola also has a permanent exhibition of photographs and posters commemorating the original 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

An award winning café serving breakfast and lunch is open year round – check website for details

Farringford – Farringford was Alfred Lord Tennyson’s island home where he and his wife Emily raised their two sons. Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate wrote some of his most famous poems here – the most famous of which are The Charge of the Light Brigade and the Lady of Shalott. The house and gardens are open to visitors  between April and October.