Isle of Wight Attractions - The Royal

Make the most out of your time on the Isle of Wight

Places to go in Summer

Quarr Abbey

Take a stroll down to Quarr Abbey, where you can feed the pigs, find peace at the monastery and explore the ruins of medieval times gone by.

Quarr Abbey is home to a wealth of heritage and architectural magnificence, surrounded by the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside.

Quarr is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who dedicate their lives to the glory of God. Uncover the unique architecture of the abbey built in 1907 for the French Benedictine monks of Solesmes exiled on the Island. Set amongst acres of countryside.

Discover Quarr Abbey


Country Walks - Red Squirrel Trail - From Ventnor to Shanklin, walk through hilly landscapes, and look out for our renowned Red Squirrels gathering nuts for the winter.

Seaside Walks - Ventnor to Steephill Cove and beyond is a lovely walk plus dogs are allowed in winter.

The Island boasts over 70 miles of stunning coastal paths, rugged cliffs, ancient woodland, golden beaches and lush green forests, meaning there’s no shortage of breathtaking natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. Spring is when the Island truly comes to life - take a stroll from the coast to the countryside and uncover the Island’s unique flora and fauna which is beginning to bloom, the lush green fields, banks of spring daffodils, blossoming hedgerows and emerging wildlife.

Prefer to travel on two wheels? Not a problem! The Island’s home to over 200 miles of cycle tracks, byways and bridleways, suited to beginners, seasoned cyclists and everyone in between. Pick a route and see where it takes you.

Enjoy a spring sunrise and sunset on the Island, there are many top spots to enjoy. Some of our top places to stargaze include Compton, Freshwater Bay and Ventnor Downs.

Historic Sights

English Heritage

The Island is rich in history, charm and intrigue. During your stay with us, why not visit English Heritage sites such as Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle, Appuldurcombe House, St Catherine's Oratory and more.


Donkey Sanctuary

In nearby Wroxall, is the Donkey Sanctuary which is Free Entry with a nice barn-style Cafe for cakes, teas and coffees. It’ll make a lovely day out.


Nearby is the historic Appuldurcombe site and a challenging walk upto Wroxall's Worsley Monument, with views across all sides of the Island.*


Wildheart Sanctuary

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Found in Yaverland, the sanctuary has a variety of animals, including tigers and lemurs.Putting the Isle of Wight at the frontline of the protection of endangered species.

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Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park provides so much to see and do, areas to explore and adventures to be had, with just as much indoors as outdoors! It's all-weather fun for everyone! There are go-karts, jumping pillows, trim trails, sledge slides and straw barn fun, plus our amazing animals in the paddocks and animal barn!

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Amazon World & Thompson’s Garden Centre

A huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals. At the last count it was somewhere in the region of 100 different species, spanning the entire animal kingdom!

Amazon World

With Thompson’s Garden Centre next door, and cafe inside, it is a lovely place to spend a winter afternoon.

Thompson's Garden Centre

Boutique Shopping - Ventnor Town

Why not take a walk through the quirky, historic Ventnor town centre for some boutique shopping. Just moments from The Royal.

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