Places to visit near Nunwell - ISLE OF WIGHT



Nunwell is located on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, close by to the ancient civil parish of Brading. This little area’s main draw is the impressive Nunwell House (PO36 0JQ, Tel:01983 407240), a historic English country dwelling which dates back to the 12th century and has been home to the Oglander family since 1522. Today, visitors can get guided tours of this incredible estate, with its rich history and simply incredible grounds.

If staying in Nunwell or in the surrounding areas, then a visit to Nunwell House is a must, and it makes a very enjoyable afternoon out. With stunning views over the Brading Harbour, and a beautiful garden that includes soaring trees, sprawling lawns and a pretty lily pond, there is as much here for nature lovers as there is for lovers of Jacobean architecture and history.

Brading Cricket Club is just up the road on the A3055 so do not be surprised to see the boys in white during the summer creating a traditional Englsih scene.

There is a 7 mile long trail called the 'Nunwell Trail' that runs from Ryde to Sandown and includes walking over a ridge of chalk downland. Look out for the pre-historic barrow, a burial mound on along this ridge at the Devil's Punchbowl.

Renting a cottage in Nunwell or close to Brading is a brilliant idea if you want to soak up the atmosphere of this quaint area, and it is wonderful if you want to experience a different part of the Isle of Wight, and one which is perhaps a little less visited than the bigger seaside resorts and towns of the island.

Places to visit near Nunwell

The village of Brading is on Nunwell’s doorstep, and so is a great choice for a place to visit, with lots of interesting things to see and do. This ancient settlement dates back 2,000 years, with a Roman Villa that can be visited and a lovely island port. The Brading Marshes Nature Reserve is also great to visit if you adore birds, with wetlands, meadows and dense woodlands to get lost in. Of course, there is an assortment of gorgeous birds that can be spotted, from tufted duck to rare heron, and winding through the trails in the nature reserve is a wonderful way to spend a morning in Brading.

Brading is also home to lots of shops and pubs, country cottages, and the ever-popular Lilliput Doll and Toy Museum. This museum houses countless toys that date back to thousands of years ago, from toy trains to rocking horses, and if you have children, they will absolutely adore this enchanting museum.

cottage holidays isle of wightNunwell is a lovely settlement that is charming and small, yet not without plenty of places of interests of its own. It makes a lovely place to rent a self-catering holiday cottage for you and your loved ones and should definitely be considered when on a trip to the Isle of Wight.

Do give the Isle of Wight some serious consideration for your next family summer break, the island is so friendly and easy to get around with so much to do and such a good stock of holiday cottages to rent that there is something to please everyone.

Cottages to rent, Nunwell, Isle of Wight


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