Places to visit near Rowridge - ISLE OF WIGHT



Rowridge is located in the central-western part of the Isle of Wight in an area known as West Wight, and is close by to lots of woods and copses, including Brighstone Forest. This little hamlet is home to the Rowridge Transmission Station which opened in 1954 and transmits radio and television to nearby areas, bringing the world of TV to the areas of Brighton, Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth, amongst others, for the very first time. There is very little in amenities in Rowridge, but it is still a lovely hamlet and community that is worth visiting if you are close by to the area, and there are lots of gorgeous woods where rambles and treks can be taken.

cycling holidays isle of wightRowridge Lane is one of the several narrow and leafy country lanes in this part of the Isle of Wight. They are perfect for gentle cycling and walking.

Renting a self-catering cottage in Rowridge or a surrounding area such as the pretty village of Calbourne is great if you want to relax in a quaint and charming dwelling, soaking up the calm and peaceful atmosphere of this quieter part of the Isle of Wight. Nothing is ever too far away on this southern England island gem, as most attractions are within a half hour drive away, so the sea, beaches, museums, towns and theme parks that are located within the Isle of Wight can be seen whichever area you choose to stay in.

Places to visit near Rowridge

The large village of Brighstone is only about five miles from Rowridge, making it the perfect choice to visit if wanting to see a different settlement on the Isle of Wight. The Brighstone Shop and Museum is well worth a visit, as this National Trust-owned attraction features educational exhibitions on village life in Brighstone in the 19th century. With interesting information and artefacts, it is wonderful for lovers of history.

Also in Brighstone is an array of boutique shops, winding lanes and plenty of charm and character around every corner within the thatched cottages and stunning scenery. The village has a real community feel to it, with several events being held throughout the year, including art displays and the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival which is a charity event that takes place in all of the village churches, raising money to preserve these historical buildings. With craft fairs, carol services and other exciting festivities, the Christmas Tree Festival is popular with people from the village and further afield.

Rowridge is interesting in that it is the place that brought television and radio to much of the south of England, and if you do stay in this lovely hamlet, as long as you enjoy walking, cycling, birdwatching, photography or nature you will not be short of things to do or scenery to soak up.

Cottages to rent, Rowridge, Isle of Wight


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