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in the county of Isle of Wight

About Godshill

Here you have two pretty villages within one. The second being the outstanding model village which sprang to life in 1952 from behind the walls of The Old Vicarage. Here you get magical glimpses of lovely models, shrubs and trees, enchantingly depicting the almost forgotten world of yester-year.

Godshill lies in an area of rich scenic beauty with beautiful meadows and old farm properties. Dense wooded areas are home to an abundance of wildlife and on a quiet stroll you will easily spot red squirrels, badgers, foxes, little owls, and buzzards. There are lovely wild plants amongst a carpet of early spring daffodils, and in the ponds you can see swans, kingfishers, geese and ducks. There is also a near-by Falconry Centre and a Welsh Pony Stud.

This is a gorgeous little spot which makes an ideal 'away from the crowds' location in which to sample peaceful Island life.

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In the Botanic Gardens

Ventnor (100 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction SE of Godshill)

Ventnor is often called the Madeira of England and the reason for this is the 6 mile undercliff, an overhanging ledge formed by landslides, beneath which palms and tropical plants grow in great profusion...

Shanklin Cottages

Shanklin (57 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction E of Godshill)

This is a busy and popular seaside town with cliffs rising in places to a height of around 150ft, the lower slopes lead down to the beach which opens up to a delightful bay...

Old part of Sandown.

Sandown (44 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction E of Godshill)

Sandown was developed as a resort town during the Victorian era, many fine properties remain from these heady romantic times during which some quite famous people descended upon the town...

Carisbrooke Castle in Newport of the Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke (23 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction NW of Godshill)

Carisbrooke sits close to Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight...

Tomb of Princess Elizabeth in St. Thomas's Church, Newport

Newport (21 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction N of Godshill)

County Town, being sited on the River Medina, about 5 miles from the sea. Despite its name, the town became the 'New Port' and was given its charter by Richard de Revers, Lord of the Island, as early as 1180...

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Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Appuldurcombe House (3 Pictures)

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction SE)

This marvellous, romantic ruin was once one of the finest 18th century mansions on the Isle of Wight. The building, in a.....

Carisbrooke Castle looking inwards

Carisbrooke Castle & Museum (28 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NW)

The castle is where the Roundheads kept King Charles I a prisoner from 1647 until shortly before his execution on 30 January.....

Brading Roman Villa exterior

Brading Roman Villa (13 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction NE)


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Isle of Wight Zoo (13 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)


Quarr, Old Abbey ruins

Quarr Abbey (4 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction N)

The ruins of Quarr Abbey can be found close to the entrance of Wooten Creek, a pretty waterway used by small fishing boats and.....

Flamingo Park, Seaview, Isle of Wight

Flamingo Park (4 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction NE)


Osborne House. Isle of Wight

Osborne House (73 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction N)

It is often said, in spite of the fact Queen Victoria spent much of her time at Balmoral in the Scottish highlands, that Osborne.....

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