Places to visit near Horringford - ISLE OF WIGHT



countryside near Horringford

A small hamlet near the central eastern part of the Isle of Wight, Horringford is set in some really gorgeous countryside, and is home to a range of quaint and pretty little cottages. If you want to escape from busier towns on the island and feel surrounded by nature, then this is the place to come. Artists and photographers will appreciate the beauty of the area and will snap up the opportunity to paint, draw or take photos of Horringford hamlet.

A wide expanse of Horringford is under glass. Large greenhouses grow freshproduce for the local market. The public can buy fruit and vegetables at the Friday farmer's markets in Newport.

One place of interest is Horringford Manor which is a historic manor house located within the hamlet. The small village and civil parish of Arreton is also extremely close by to Horringford and makes a wonderful day trip as there is so much to do here. The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum has been located in Arreton since 2006 and features fantastic smuggling displays as well as a working Blacksmith’s Forge.

Places to visit near Horringford


cottages to rent for holidays Isle of WightAlso in Arreton which is just 5 minutes from Horringford is the Arreton Manor House which dates back to 872AD and is not for the faint hearted due to its spooky ghost tales; the manor is whispered to be haunted by a girl who was murdered inside the mansion in 1560 by her own brother. Even if you think that ghosts are nonsense, the creepy thought will still linger in the back of your mind, making a visit to the manor an exciting and scary one!

Just over three miles north west from Horringford is the county town of Newport, which is jam-packed full of things to do. With a plethora of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, it is also home to a couple of museums such as the Museum of Island History. If you are interested in learning about the history of the place where you have chosen to holiday then a visit here is a must, and through exhibitions and displays, you will learn about the fascinating history of the Isle of Wight which dates all the way back to the age of the dinosaurs.

Horringford is charming, friendly and peaceful, and perfect if you want to rent a self-catering holiday cottage in an area full of natural beauty and away from bright lights and traffic pollution. Staying here is wonderful if you want to impress your loved one on a romantic break, and you cannot go wrong if you choose Horringford.

Cottages to rent, Horringford, Isle of Wight


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