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IoW2017: Yarmouth Castle and Fort Victoria

Next we wanted to go to Yarmouth Castle to once again make use of our English Heritage membership. The sat nav was not our friend 🙁 We drove in circles down one way streets until we decided to give up and park in a car park and then wandered around on foot. First we discovered […]

IoW2017: The Needles

  I think (but I’m not sure) that the children are being needles in this photo… We arrived here very early and got started on the rather lengthy walk to get as close to the Needles as possible. What I didn’t realise was how much there was to do at the Needles in terms of […]

IoW2017: Blackgang Chine

Well this trip can be summed up by Matthew’s announcement at 10.30 (half an hour in) that this is the best place EVER! We arrived as it opened and headed straight for Area 5, the dinosaurs. It was amazing. Hidden speakers projected animal sound and the animatronic dinosaurs were fascinating. The dilophosaurus is my particular […]

IoW2017: Quarr Abbey and Bembridge Windmill

Whilst up in the north east section of the Isle of Wight we decided to visit a couple more sights. First we headed to Quarr Abbey, a site which consists of the ruins on the original abbey destroyed after the Reformation and a new working abbey closeby. Matthew and Anya were thrilled to test out […]

IoW2017: Steam railway

Well this was a no brainer really, wasn’t it?! Before we went Anya announced she thought trains were boring but then she was just as spellbound as the rest of us… The railway has an exhibition room and museum to trace the history of steam. The kids loved having a chance to fire an engine […]