What's around Upton?


Upton is a small hamlet in between the villages of Havenstreet and Brading. Situated on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, only two miles from the populous Ryde and the beautiful beaches of the island, Upton is home to some gorgeous woodlands and streams, and makes a wonderful location in which to rent a self-catering cottage if you love nature. With plenty of quaint farm cottages in the area, a stay in Upton is brilliant for those wanting to relax in a tranquil place that is near to some of the busier towns of the island, so that you can experience the best of both worlds.

Upton is three miles from the ancient civil parish of Brading which has lots of amenities including four pubs and several of shops. The Brading Marshes Nature Reserve makes a brilliant trip if you have an interest in British wildlife, and the reserve is the only Royal Society for the Protection of Birds centre on the Isle of Wight, making it very special. With meadows, green lagoons and dense forestry with tufted duck and heron living within this stunning area, visitors can take an amble through the walking trails into the reserve which begins at the town centre of the village.

Things to do and see around Upton

The Needles Old BatteryAlso located in Brading is the Lilliput Doll and Toy Museum, which is brilliant to take children to as they will love the large collection of toys that dates back thousands of years. With toy train sets, doll houses, rocking horses and puppets, the museum is definitely worth visiting if you are staying in Upton and visiting Brading.

The village of Havenstreet is only two miles from Upton and is home to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum. The British Heritage Railway and award-winning museum have both been visited by the Queen and taking a ride in one of the vintage Victorian and Edwardian carriages on this brilliant steam train is a lot of fun - perfect for those who want to visit a bygone-era. The museum at Havenstreet features railway artefacts, from station signs to old tickets, and one of the stations on the Isle of Wight steam train journey stops off at the village.

The most highly-populated area of the Isle of Wight, Ryde, is only two miles from Upton, and this lovely seaside resort is home to a sandy stretch of beach, lots of fun carnivals and the oldest pier in the United Kingdom!

Also worth a visit in Alum Bay is the Needles Old Battery, which is a fort built in 1862 looking over the Needles formation which is owned by the National Trust. With a parade ground featuring gun barrels and a tunnel that leads to a searchlight emplacement over the Needles, you and any children you may be bringing with you on holiday will love this historical and fascinating battery!

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