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in the county of Isle of Wight

About Newtown

This tranquil village is noted for it's fine Town Hall, built in the 18th-century. In the 14th-century this pleasant little place enjoyed 'port' status and was known as Francheville. It was destroyed by the French and later rebuilt as Newtown. The village lies at the head of the picturesque Newtown estuary and is surrounded almost entirely by a Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust.

Newtown Estuary is in an area of immense charm and beauty. It has some moorings for boats and is a popular destination for the yachting fraternity. There are excellent views across the Solent from the sandy beaches and coves fringing the river mouth. Waders, other wildfowl and Canadian Geese can be seen.

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Carisbrooke Castle IOW

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

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction E of Newtown)

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

Evening in Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight

Yarmouth (27 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction W of Newtown)

A lovely old town with a pleasant deepwater harbour. Yarmouth, with its 'olde worlde' charm is definitely one of the jewels of this enchanting island resort...

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

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

(4.9 miles, 7.8 km, direction E of Newtown)

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...

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay (17 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.6 miles, 8.9 km, direction SW of Newtown)

Undulating countryside surrounds this beautiful place - it is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and as such attracts walkers and bird watchers as well as being a Mecca for surfers and yachtsmen...

A picture of Cowes

Cowes (52 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction NE of Newtown)

The most famous yachting resort in the world. Cowes dates back to Tudor times and is divided in two by the River Medina, creating East and West Cowes..

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Carisbrooke Castle looking inwards

Carisbrooke Castle & Museum (28 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction SE)

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

Yarmouth Castle, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Yarmouth Castle (5 Pictures)

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction W)

This was the last great castle built as part of Henry VIII's fortifications against invasion of Britain by the French. .....

Exbury gardens, Exbury, Hampshire

Exbury Gardens (64 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction N)

This is a spectacular garden hidden in pleasant countryside overlooking the Beaulieu River in the New Forest. The.....

Osborne House. Isle of Wight

Osborne House (73 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction NE)

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

Hurst Castle, Hampshire

Hurst Castle (47 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction W)

The spit of shingle jutting out into the sea just a short distance from Milford-on-Sea was considered by Henry VIII to be the.....

Spinners Garden, Boldre, Hampshire - General view from the house

Spinners Garden (12 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction NW)

Spinners Garden and Nursery can be found in the attractive valley village of Boldre, about three miles to the south of.....

View from the upper staircase

Beaulieu Palace House (73 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction N)

Palace House and the old abbey ruins can be found a short distance away from the National Motor Museum, just one of Beaulieu's.....

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