days out by bus

See more of the island without the hassle of a car. You can get to some great places by bus, so leave the car at home and enjoy the views from our buses. 

Appley Beach 

Get there on routes 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 37

Take the family on a trip to the beach, Appley has a cafe and play area too ideal for a family day out.  

 

 

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Blackgang Chine

Get there on route 6

Overlooking the spectacular southern heritage coast of the island, Blackgang Chine Fantasy Park is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, golblins & fairies and Restricted area 5 with animatronic lifesize dinosaurs.

 

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Robin Hill Adventure Park

Get there on route 8 

Robin Hill Adventure Park is a great place to go for a family day out. Here you can wander around the 80 acres of woodland walks and enjoy the exciting rides which include a 4D motion simulator, a swinging galleon and the 'cows express' train ride.

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Carisbrooke Castle

Get there on routes 6, 7, 12 and 38

One of the main tourist attraction on the island, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place King Charles 1st was imprisoned. 

 

 

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Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Get there on route 12 

Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a museum and gallery dedicated to her life and work.

 

 

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Dinosaur Isle

Get there on route 8

Visit Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and step back through 120 million years of fossilised time. Built in the shape of a giant pterosaur, the museum is home to over a thousand fossils and the only known specimen in the world of a 3 foot creature named 'Yaverlandia'

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Get there on route 9 via Staplers 

Embrace the smell of steam as you step back in time and explore five and a half miles of unspoiled countryside on the Island's only preserved steam railway.

 

 

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Isle of Wight Zoo

Get there on route 8 

Situated in a former victorian fort, the zoo is a family run establishment with a specialised interest in big cats and lemurs. It's fun and educational for all the family.

 

 

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Monkey Haven

Get there on route 9 via Staplers

The Monkey Haven, the Island's multi-award winning animal attraction. Home to a diverse collection of rescued primates and birds of prey. Watch their magnificent animals relax and play in spacious enclosures while taking in the tranquil environment and grounds of the park.

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Needles Landmark Attraction

Get there on route 7 and the Needles Breezer (seasonal service)

Let the kids loose in this amusement park above Alum Bay, or take the exciting chairlift down to the beach below. It's famous for its coloured sands in the cliffs as you'll see on your descent.

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Needles Old & New Battery

Get there on the Needles Breezer (seasonal service)

The Needles Old Battery is a Victorian fort in the care of the National Trust. Sited high up on top of a cliff, its parade ground has spectular views of the Needles rocks. With new exhibitions, tearooms plus two children's trails there is something for everyone.

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Osborne House

Get there on routes 4 and 5

No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Explore the extensive ground and private beach. See the newly renovated Swiss Cottage.

 

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*photo credits Visit Isle of Wight

 

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