Atholl Court Guest House, 1 Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7AT Tel: 01983 862414
Situated on the wonderful coastline at Alum Bay, The Needles offer some great attractions. Watch the wonderfully skilled craftsmen at Alum Bay Glass, enjoy some hand made sweets at the sweet factory. Take the chair lift down to the beach and look back at the coloured sands in the cliff, or take a boat trip to the Needles Lighthouse.
Magic in the skies - A spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm every thursday throughout August 2006.
Opening times are from 10am - 1st April to the end of October.
There are no admission charges to the site, all day parking is £3 per car and a selection of pay-as-you-go attractions.
Phone 0870 458 0022 or visit www.theneedles.co.uk
Situated at Adgestone, near Sandown. Visit the vineyard and a working winery. Highlights include cellar tours as seen on BBC TV, wine tasting and a cafe with breathtaking views. You can also have wine bottled with personalised with your own labels.
Opening times are from 10am - 5.30pm in season
Admission is free but charges are made for the tours.
Phone 01983 402053 or visit www.adgestonevineyard.co.uk
Arreton Manor and Craft Village.
One of the most historic houses on the Isle of Wight. Guided tours are available, along with knot garden and licensed tearoom. Visit the traditional working craft village, 12th Century Church and tearooms.
Opening times are from 10am - 5.00pm 2nd - 17th April and 28th May - 11th September (closed Sat)
Adults £5, OAP's £4.50 children 5 and over £2
Phone 01983 522604 or visit www.arretonmanor.co.uk or
Phone 01983 539361 or visit www.arretonbarns.co.uk
Situated near Newport. Carisbrooke Castle is where Charles I was imprisioned. View the 161ft well, motte, Bailey castle and a 16th Century wheel still turned by donkeys.
Opening times are from 10am - 5pm 1st April - 30th September and until 4pm out of season.
Adults £5.50, OAP's £4.10 Children 15 and under £2.80.
Phone 01983 522107 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk
The Isle of Wight country retreat of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. Still in much the same condition as it was when Queen Victoria died in 1901. Enjoy the glorious Garden and the Swiss Cottage where the young royal children played.
Opening times are from 10am - 5pm 1st April - 31 October and until 4pm out of season.
Adults£9.50 OAP's £7.10 Children £4.80.
Phone 01983 200022 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk
Isle of Wight Zoo.
Situated close to the seafront in Sandown. Home of the Tiger Sanctuary and Lemurland for rare and endangered species, including tigers, lions, birds and reptiles.
Opening times are from 10am - 6pm April - September and until 4pm out of season.
Adults £5.95 OAP's & children 5-16 £4.95, under 5's free.
Phone 01983 403883 or visit www.isleofwightzoo.com
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