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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Be Mesmerized with Isle of Wight's Historic Destinations

Isle of Wight from Carisbrooke CastleImage by Elizabeth Buie via Flickr
Author: Mary

Staying in one of the luxurious Isle of Wight cottages will make your next getaway even more special for the whole family. These spacious Isle of Wight cottages are ideal for travelling groups, big or small. Famous for magnificent self-catering accommodations, these Isle of Wight cottages provide superb customer service and top of the line amenities. Those who will bring their own car to get around the town will not have to worry about parking spaces, because there are ample slots allotted exclusively for guests.
When spending Isle of Wight holidays, you are assured that boredom won't strike any time. There are tons of activities to engage into during your Isle of Wight holidays, restaurants to try different international and local cuisines, nightclubs to hang out with friends, beaches to explore and castles to reunite with IOW's history. Once home to Queen Elizabeth, IOW is undoubtedly one of the fortresses of England's affluent heritage and culture. To better know the roots of the people from this island, pack your things and get ready to be mesmerized during your Isle of Wight holidays. Here are some recommended places to visit.

The Lilliput Antique Doll & Toy Museum
When embarking on a historical tour during your Isle of Wight holidays, make sure to pay a visit to the Lilliput Antique Doll & Toy Museum. This place would surely captivate the hearts of your little ones and would paint a smile of amazement with the enormous collection in the museum. You would not believe it but the over 2000 exhibits of dollhouses, rocking horses, trains, bears and dolls were collected from thousands of years ago. Before heading back to your Isle of Wight cottages, you may to stop by the Gift Shop and purchase interesting toys that are on sale. The Lilliput Museum is open o the public seven days a week usually form 10AM until 5PM. Entrance fees are as follow: £2.50 for adults, £1.50 for senior citizens and £1.25 for children up to 14 years of age. Those under the age of 5 are free of admission charge.
The Carisbrooke Castle
Found at the Castle Hill in Newport, the Carisbrooke Castle is just a stone throw away from many Isle of Wight cottages and can be easily reached by foot or car. Those who are intrigued by the beauty and history of IOW should never miss out on visiting this castle during Isle of Wight holidays. Constructed over 800 years ago, the amazing details and architecture survived the test of time. Carisbrooke Castle used to be the prison for the very prominent King Charles I. There are fees charged before entry: £7.30 for adults, £4.40 for children and discounted family tickets costs £19.00.
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