Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Isle of Wight

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  • Appuldurcombe House - (EH)

    Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight, South-East England

    Historic House

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    The house is situated near to Wroxall on the Isle of Wight, England.

    It is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. A small part of the large 1.2 km² estate that once surrounded it, is still intact, but other features of the estate are still visible in the surrounding farmland and nearby village of Wroxall, including the entrance to the park, the Freemantle Gate, now used only by farm animals and pedestrians.#more

    Although the house is now mainly a shell, its front section has been re-roofed and glazed, and a small part of the interior recreated. The house has become well known as one of the most haunted places on the island. There are frequent tales and claimed sightings of ghosts, phantoms and other supernatural phenomena. During the summer holidays, weekly ghost walks are held at Appuldurcombe every Thursday evening.

    As of September 2015, Appuldurcombe House and surrounding estate are for sale for £6 million.

    Parking available approximately 150 metres from the house. Dogs on a lead allowed. Assistance dogs welcome.

    Please note: There are no public toilets available to visitors to the house. The nearest pubic toilets are in Godshill.

    South-East England - Isle of Wight, Wroxall 1⁄2 mile, off B3327

    Appuldurcombe House (also spelt Appledorecombe or Appledore Combe) is the shell of a large 18th-century baroque country house of the Worsley family.

    The house is situated near to Wroxall on the Isle of Wight, England.

    It is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. A small part of the large 1.2 km² estate that once surrounded it, is still intact, but other features of the estate are still visible in the surrounding farmland and nearby village of Wroxall, including the entrance to the park, the Freemantle Gate, now used only by farm animals and pedestrians. .. more


     


  • Bembridge and Culver Downs - (NT)

    Bembridge and Culver Downs, Isle of Wight, South-East England

    Down

    Culver Down is a chalk down to the North of Sandown, Isle of Wight.

    South-East England - Isle of Wight, Culver Down, Bembridge

    Culver Down is a chalk down to the North of Sandown, Isle of Wight. It is believed that its name derives from "Culfre", which is Old English for dove.

    The down has a typical chalk downland wildlife on the uncultivated areas (generally the southern and eastern slopes). This includes plants such as Small Scabious, Harebell, Cowslip and Lady's Bedstraw.


     


  • Bembridge Fort - (NT)

    Bembridge Fort, Isle of Wight, South-East England

    Fort

    Bembridge Fort is a fort built on the highest point of Bembridge Down, close to the village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.

    South-East England - Isle of Wight, nr. Bembridge

    Bembridge Fort is a fort built on the highest point of Bembridge Down, close to the village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.

    It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built around Portsmouth during the period of the Second French Empire, as a safeguard against a perceived threat of French invasion by Napoleon III.

    The hexagonally shaped fort was the main stronghold for the South East coastline of the Isle of Wight and was designed as a final retreat if the island was to be invaded. Due to its location with a view over both Sandown Bay and the Eastern Solent, it acted as the command and control centre for the Western batteries on the Isle of Wight (Redcliff Battery, Yaverland Battery, Sandown Fort and Sandown Barrack Battery). The fort had barrack accommodation for 4 officers and 106 men, with an original armament of six RBL 7 inch Armstrong guns mounted on the parapet side.



     


  • Bembridge Windmill - (NT)

    Bembridge Windmill, Isle of Wight, South-East England

    Watermill

    Knowle Mill, better known today as Bembridge Windmill, is a Grade-I-listed, preserved tower mill at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England.

    South-East England - Isle of Wight, Bembridge

    Knowle Mill, better known today as Bembridge Windmill, is a Grade-I-listed, preserved tower mill at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England.

    Bembridge Mill is a four-storey tower mill with a boat-shaped cap, which is winded by chain and wheel. It has four Common sails. The two pairs of millstones are driven underdrift.

    Bembridge Mill was built c. 1700, and was painted by Turner in 1795. The mill was working by wind until 1913, having only been used for grinding animal feed after 1897. The mill was restored in 1935 and, again, in 1959, the latter restoration being funded by public subscription. In 1962, the mill was taken over by the National Trust. It has been restored and is open to the public.

    Parking: free (not National Trust), 100 yards in lay-by. SatNav: do not use postcode, look for brown signs.


    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)

     


  • Borthwood Copse - (NT)

    Borthwood Copse, Isle of Wight, South-East England

    Woodlands

    Borthwood Copse, near Sandown, Isle of Wight, England is a piece of woodland owned by the National Trust.

    South-East England - Isle of Wight, nr. Winford

    Borthwood Copse, near Sandown, Isle of Wight, England is a piece of woodland owned by the National Trust.

    It is one of the numerous copses which make up part of the medieval forest which covered most of the eastern end of the Island.