MOTTISTONE, ISLE OF WIGHT
This magical garden is set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, and surrounds an Elizabethan manor house, which is tenanted. With its colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces, it provides a tranquil and interesting place to visit. There is also a small organic kitchen garden, a flowerpot trail, and some delightful walks onto the downs across the adjoining Mottistone Estate.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Access to entrance has steps, with loose gravel paths & some slopes & steps in garden
- Facilities: Hearing loop, large print menu, photo album, 1 wheelchair
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 12 Mar-26 Oct, Sun-Thu 10.30-5 (last admission 4.30 or dusk if earlier). Manor House only open 28-29 May (additional charge apply)
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About The area
Discover Isle of Wight
There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.
Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.
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