Places to visit near Newtown - ISLE OF WIGHT

Newtown

 

A lovely little hamlet beside a harbour on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight, Newtown makes a wonderful place to rent a self-catering cottage, especially for people who love being near water. With the trickling Caul Bourne stream flowing through Newtown and empting into the nearby Solent, it is a beautiful and picturesque place to spend some quality time with your loved one. Newtown is also steeped in a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages, which is great for those who have an interest in times of the past.

The Newtown River is the name of the harbour in the village, and is a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust. There is also a 17th Century town hall to visit. It makes a lovely area to sit and relax by, and is perfect for budding photographers and painters, with its stunning sunsets, rolling hills and boats mooring in. Renting a cottage in Newtown makes for an extremely romantic trip for you and your partner, whether you are newlyweds, celebrating a special anniversary or just on holiday for the sake of it, you are bound to have an incredible time on the Isle of Wight.

Places to visit near Newtown

Newtown is only six miles away from the county town of Newport, which is a thriving area full of plenty of things to do. Taking a day trip here is a great idea for those who wanting to see a more bustling area of the Isle of Wight, and one thing that is definitely worth seeing is Carisbrooke Castle, close by to Newport. Dating from the 12th century, this incredible castle is great for adults and kids alike, with stunning grounds, the chance to dress up as a soldier and a 16th century tread wheel which was once run by donkeys, with demonstrations of this available today.

Located in the town of Newport are plenty of museums and art galleries, from the Classic Boat Museum with sailing boats from the 1800s on display, to the Quay Arts with wonderful ceramic, painting and sculpture collections. There is something for everyone in Newport, with an array of shops, bars and restaurants, and lively nightlife for the younger generation.

Newtown is a charming hamlet that makes for a wonderful and serene break for those looking for a seaside break on the Isle of Wight without the bustling vibe of a city. There a plenty of options, however, if you do want a busier atmosphere, and so Newtown is great for those who want the best of both worlds.

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