Places of Interest
Whether you’re coming to the Isle of Wight with your family, as a couple or on your own, there is so much that can keep you occupied across the Island!
There are many attractions to visit, just a short sea crossing using the Island ferry services is all that is stopping you.
Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill are the oldest parks, they have been running since mid-1800.
Look back in time and visit some of the islands oldest buildings, such as Carisbrooke Castle, The Needles Battery and Fort Victoria. There are also several hilltop monuments, the closest to Ford Farm Being the Russian-style Hoy Monument, with Tennyson Monument and Yarborough Monument.
Upon St. Catherine’s Down, walking distance from us, and not far from the Hoy Monument, you will find the St Catherines Oratory, the original 14th-century lighthouse known locally as the “Pepperpot”. You can look right back to the Dinosaurs era with a purpose-built museum in Sandown.
There are also many music festivals on the Island, the Isle of Wight Festival being one of the biggest. Did you know that Ford Farm hosted the first Isle of Wight Festival back in 1968?
With some of the best beaches in the UK, you can have a nice relaxing stroll along the coastline taking in the soothing sea air.
If animals are more your ‘thing’, then why not visit Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight Zoo, Amazon World, West Wight Alpacas or even the Owl and Monkey Haven!
The Ventnor Botanic Gardens, which is a short drive south of Ford Farm, has some of the best gardens with its own micro-climate, protected by chalk cliffs. If you have a love for garlic, then The Garlic Farm is also a must visit!