Places to visit near Arreton - ISLE OF WIGHT

ARRETON

 

Highland cattle in Arreton opposite the garlic farm

Do take time during your self-catering holiday on the Isle of Wight to visit Arreton and Arreton Barns. The barns are at the centre of this community and represent much more than a visitor attraction. Various events are also held here and if you are fortunate you may also see a dog show or alternative event.

The village of Arreton is 3 miles south east of Newport in the eastern part of the Isle of Wight. It is a small village surrounded by farms and is home to stunning, sprawling fields with fantastic views, part of the greater rural community. St George's Church has a Burma Star window and an historic organ built by William Hill in 1888. This medieval church is full of history and was even visited by Queen Victoria at one stage.

Arreton Barns visitor centre in Arreton Isle of WightArreton has two large pubs which have a long history dating back centuries, and is home to the fantastic Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum which moved to the village in 2006. The museum is housed in the magnificent Jacob’s Yard – a Grade II listed stone barn in the Arreton Barns Centre and features wonderful Smuggling and Fishing displays, a Vintage Garage and Working Blacksmith’s Forge. There is a working glass blowing workshop that is worth spending a few minutes in to watch the glassblower produce his remarkable and expensive ornaments. Farmer Jack's Farm Shop is a treat not to be missed. This wonderful shop sells top notch fresh produce, artisan breads and prime meats. Stock up on the best fruit and vegetable that the Isle of Wight produces to take back to your holiday home for cooking. Well worth the visit!

Staying in the picturesque Arreton is a great way to see a different side to the Isle of Wight as it is away from the coast, but is wonderful for those who like to have lots of interesting places to visit close at hand while enjoying the fresh air of this quaint village.



ARRETON OLD VILLAGE

 

Go bakc in time on the Isle of WightArreton Old Village is a collection of assorted buildings including craftshops where visitores can watch glass and pottery being made, a tea room, pub, museum, church and a superb green grocer and butcher's shop. Lavender Cottage is the island brass rubbing centre and is located opposite St George's Church. It also sells lavender. Visitors can see the carving of St. George and the Dragon, created by local sculptor Paul Sivell.

Arreton is home to lots of interesting places to visit, including the fascinating and historical Arreton Manor house. With a history dating back to 872AD and once having been owned by William the Conqueror, the manor house was used by monks for hundreds of years until it was rebuilt in 1595 in the shape of the letter ‘H’. If you are into spooky tales, a visit to Arreton Manor may be for you as it is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who was murdered in the manor by her brother in 1560 – creepy! A maze is a feature of the gardens. This historic house now serves as a wedding venue and luxurious B&B.

 

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ATTRACTIONS NEAR ARRETON

SandownAmazon Word Visitor Attraction is just under 2.5 miles away from Arreton

Amazon World, Contact : 01983 867 430, Postcode: PO36 0LX.

The Garlic Farm Shop and Restaurant is under a mile away. Enjoy lunch and pottering about the shop. There are tractor trailer rides at certain times. Book a table for lunch on 01983 867333.

 

 

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INTERESTING ASPECTS OF THE VILLAGE

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There are several lovely old cottages within the village of Arreton. If you visit in late April to early may, look out for the cottage that is clothed with a mass of Wisteria trailing across the front of the cottage - it is a marvellous sight to behold.

Anyone remotely interested in gardening will enjoy visiting the island and just walking around viewing front gardens. So many people work hard to keep their gardens looking quite lovely and appreciation of the results is free!

There is a garlic farm on the outskirts of Arreton that has a shop stocked with garlic and garlic related foods and gift ideas. There is also a popular restaurant for Sunday lunch. It is perhaps another possible place to visit whilst in the area. A good sized parking strip lies across from the garlic farm. Take a walk up the side of the field to become acquainted with Highland cattle. The country scenery is very pretty with good views from the top of the field.

Also very close by to Arreton is the larger town of Newport, just 3 miles away. In Newport are plenty of theatres, the Classic Boat Museum and the Newport Roman Villa – all worth a visit.

Staying in a cottage in Arreton is perfect for those looking to experience a small village with the amenities of a larger town close at hand.

 

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