Places to visit near Winford - ISLE OF WIGHT

Winford

 

The hamlet of Winford is located on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, near to the popular beachside resort of Sandown. Renting a self-catering cottage in this little settlement is great for those who want to be near the beach but not directly on it, and those who want to spend time in a quieter agricultural part of the island. There are market gardens growing fruit and vegetables under glass and lots of farmland around Winford. There is still plenty to do in and around Winford, with several gift shops that are perfect for purchasing souvenirs for friends and family back at home, and friendly people will greet you at all corners of Winford.

see red squirrels on the Isle of WightWinford is located next to Borthwood Copse which is a National Trust Wood that is teeming with wildlife such as the red squirrel which is rarely seen in the United Kingdom. The forest used to be a royal hunting ground and today is home to soaring oak trees and an array of stunning flora including bluebells. An afternoon ramble through the coppices makes a wonderful and romantic time for you and your loved one, and if you love nature you will really appreciate the calm beauty and peace of Borthwood Copse.

The local bus service that runs from Ryde to Shanklin passes through the centre of Winford which may be useful if staying in Winford on holiday.

Places to visit near Winford

 

cottages to rent for holidays Isle of WightThe gorgeous seaside resort of Sandown is only four miles from Winford and should definitely be visited if you plan to come to the Isle of Wight. There is a lot to do here, from lazing around on the sandy beach to sampling some brilliant food in one of the many restaurants and cafes that can be found in the town. One unique and exciting thing to do in Sandown, however, is taking a trip to Dinosaur Isle. This brilliant dinosaur museum is the first of its kind in the UK, and makes a fascinating visit for those with an interest in these ancient giants, and any children who you are travelling with will simply adore the life-sized models of the dinosaurs, as well as the interactive displays and guided fossil hunts that the centre offers its visitors.

Another very different attraction to visit in Sandown is Glory Art Glass – a family-run glass blowing studio that produces some stunning pieces of hand-sculpted art glass. This glass has been inspired by the backdrops of the Isle of Wight and visitors to the studio can get to see some incredible glass blowing demos which are given for free! The gallery at the studio has excellent displays of pieces of the art glass and can be purchased alongside other glass gifts at the Glory Art Glass shop.

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