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  • SolihullRichard
    Dorridge, UK1,226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a bit of a climb up from Freshwater beach to the Tennyson Monument at the top of the down but it makes for a great walk and there are a number of benches for a rest, including on three sides of the monument. Great views over the bay and across to Yarmouth
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Candice M
    Swanley, UK772 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum if you have an interest in photography. The Festival exhibition was great fun, the posters really took me back. Worth a visit.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • Gattopardo
    Bristol, UK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed a most interesting visit to Farringford House. We pre-booked a tour (available Tuesday to Thursday) and wandered around with headsets on. In more recent years the house was turned into a hotel and then run by Pontins. An incredible restoration project has taken place in the house and garden. There has been a huge amount of work undertaken here , I was so impressed by the beautiful wallpaper and soft furnishings.
    The gardens are beautiful , the walled garden has only been planted for 7 years , the site previously being occupied by Pontins bungalows .
    There is an interesting display covering the restoration work .
    No refreshments but we walked 15 minutes down the road to The Piano cafe for an excellent light lunch ( some parking available )
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Paul L
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most unspoilt beach on the island , ice cream van parking and toilets .island bus stops here .
    Miles of sand . Almost deserted beach .
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • Ann H
    York, UK2,442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Fort Victoria coastal defence building which has been converted to shops, cafes and other leisure facilities and is situated in the Fort Victoria Country Park. The building has a lot of history and it was nice to spend time enjoying the views and looking at what the units had to offer. Parking onsite was free which is an added bonus.
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • Judith R
    Leeds, UK109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting and unassuming little church. We noticed it as we walked past in search of a café and, attracted by its unusual and attractive exterior, decided to go in. It's small but still well worth a visit.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • TJB @ Rodney Stoke
    Wells, UK661 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Headed here to cook a paella on our bucket BBQ while visiting the IOW with friends. Beach is clean and we had a fabulous afternoon in the sunshine and the paella was delicious!!
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Lance S
    Sandown, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All Saints Church, Freshwater is an excellent place for reflection and contemplation. The Church assistants are friendly and approachable and have knowledge of the grounds if you're looking for a particular grave or interested in it's history.

    The Church is of Saxon origin and has many old graves dating back to the 18th century and even more recent ones. The graveyard itself is large and is the biggest churchyard on the Island. Because the older graves are not tended to, the grounds are reverting back to nature, which in my opinion is good. Badgers are making holes in he ground, so the traveller needs to take care. Red squirrels and birds can also be seen.

    There are plenty of notable and eminent people and families interred here, especially the Tennyson Family.

    I would highly recommend.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Carsten P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a truly wonderful experience with Jess's riding lessons. We enrolled our 6-year-old son for a trial session, and he was thrilled with the whole experience. Jess is super friendly and incredibly kind, making us feel completely at ease. We sincerely appreciate the care shown during our visit and look forward to returning.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Gail W
    Isle of Wight, UK34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Hill Fort, lovely walks. Great views, new this year a unique maze one of its kind in UK.
    Giocach trail.
    All free, even the parking
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • felix2696
    Isle of Wight, UK15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been here many times over the past few years and have had very good times and some not so, we have found out that the not so good times were due to some staffing issues! and now it is just the owners and a saturday girl, who helps out. The place is back to its hay day with friendly attentive service and excellent local food and drink, we are even planning to attend one of the cider tasting events ( sounds fun) which are held to taste numerous home produced and local ciders :) . We arrived early afternoon and there were several other family groups already enjoying the food and the children from these were running around the gardens. Our food was superb and thankfully of the standard that we used to enjoy previously and it looks like just having the owners doing it all, is paying dividends. Our friends really enjoyed the relaxed , mellow atmosphere, the food and the on site produced cider, We will be back.
    Written 24 October 2013
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  • timothy J
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most scenic golf course in the isle of wight, massive challenge when the wind is blowing especially as front 9 is opposite direction to back 9. Only negative is poor quality expensive food.
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Viatrix
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really friendly staff. Very Covid safe (plenty of sanitiser, easy to distance, screens at counters.) Decent latte from machine (filter coffee on offer too) Fresh cheese scone (still warm). Did not have cake but lovely selection on offer. Did not have the hot special but it looked nice (and generous portion for £6). Hot food on offer three times a week. Good for smaller budgets. Lots of space. Wheelchair accessible.
    Written 18 February 2022
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