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Emirates Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth Family Entrance Ticket
"Take a high speed lift to view deck one 100 metres above sea level and experience the wow of the stunning 350 panoramic view over the Solent and beyond. Explore over 1700 years of history and the secrets of the view with audio guides and interactive touch screens available in multiple languages.Venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk high above the harbour - if you dare! Then take to the helm of our rib boat simulator and race your friends and family.Next head up to the Café in the Clouds 105 metres above the Harbour and relax with a coffee and cake whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Finally climb to the highest open air viewing level and experience the refreshing sea breeze in your hair!Back on ground level
From GBP33.00
 
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
"Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.The annual ALL-ATTRACTION TICKET includes entry to: • The new Mary Rose Museum: which launched in 2013. This brand new state-of-the-art museum is home to the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship and an extraordinary collection of artifacts recovered from the sea after 400 years.• HMS Warrior 1860: the world’s first iron-hulled armored warship launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger yet changed naval warfare forever.• HMS Victory: the world’s oldest commissioned warship
From GBP26.00
 
Salisbury Museum Entry Ticket
"The Salisbury Museum is based in the King's House a medieval grade I listed building opposite of Salisbury Cathedral. The museum's displays include nationally important archaeology from Stonehenge fine art including watercolours by JMW Turner and impressive local history.In the stunning new Wessex Gallery of archaeology you can discover 500000 years of history. Exhibits include the famous Amesbury Archer and the Pitt-Rivers Wessex collection of archaeology. The other galleries reveal the history of Salisbury through costume fine art everyday objects and ceramics. The museum also has an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions - for example later this year John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows will be on display at the museum.The museum has a vibrant family often with family trails over the school holidays. The cafe (open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday) offers wonderful home baked meals with outdoor seating that has unrivaled views of Salisbury Cathedral."
From GBP8.00

More Local Customs in Isle of Wight

Origin of pub signs

Fighting Cocks:Years ago lots of houses were bases for the fashionable, though cruel sport of cockfighting: & the name Fighting Cocks was routine. Totally rebuilt today, this inn lies amid Sandown...
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LouiseTopp
Apr 04, 2011

Rock - what is it?

When I think about a 'stick of rock' I think about a very old-fashioned english sea-side scene: grey skies, donkey rides, naughty postcards, bucket and spade ... rainy days on the English beach. Rock...
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Spincat
Aug 09, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1650e---Charles I's daughter, Elizabeth, dies at Carisbrooke Castle aged 14 1650x__Flintlock gun developed 1655e---Sir John Oglander dies 1661e__Monarchy restored: Charles II 1664e---Castle Inn...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1352c---The Black Death diminishes population and leaves deserted villages 1362e__English becomes the country's official language 1375e---Crown threatens to take land from gentry fleeing French...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1867e---Golden Hill Fort built 1868e---Broadlands lace factory closes 1869e---Parkhurst becomes general prison for male offenders 1872e---Ventnor pier built 1875c---American grain imports lower prices...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1771e__Arkwright produces first spinning mill 1771e---Population 18,700 1774e---Incorporation for the Poor established in the 'House of Industry' 1777e---Customs' William Arnold starts 23 year...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007
 
 
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Isle of Wight History timeline

1584e---"The majority of pirates in this country are between IW and Poole" 1585c---Newport Harbour beginning major development 1586c---Two shipwrecked catholic priests executed for their...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1528e---Accusations of witchcraft against two Newport residents 1531e__Reformation: Henry VIII recognised as Head of Church of England 1535c---Henry VIII instructs major fortification of Island...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1220c---Rabbits introduced 1238e---Charter granted to Newtown by Bishop of Winchester 1250c---Quarr Abbey establish salt water fish ponds on the Medina 1256e---Charter for new settlement at Swainston...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

Pages from Isle of Wight History Centre0885e---First recorded settlement at Arreton - Eaderingtune 0889c__Vikings and Irish Danes raiding south west coast 0897e---King Alfred's forces battle with...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

A list of events and incidentals contributing to the Island's historyPages from Isle of Wight History Centrehttp://freespace.virgin.net/roger.hewitt/iwias/home.htmA few national historical events are...
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budapest8
Apr 17, 2007

PLUTO helps in WWII on the Island.

1942 ___ My Great Uncle, Jack Hutchings who helped build PLUTO and spenthis retirement in Osbourne House. There is a memorial plaque toPLUTO in Ventnor with his name on.PLUTO (Pipeline Under The...
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budapest8
Feb 27, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1898e---First electric power cables laid (Ventnor?) 1898e---J Samuel White established as a Private Limited Company 1899e__Boer War starts 1900e---John Milne builds earthquake laboratory at Shide...
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budapest8
Feb 27, 2007

Isle of Wight History timeline

1845c---Plans for East Cowes Park raised 1845e---Foxes first imported for hunting 1845e---Blackgang Chine first opened to the public 1845e---Landowners forestall attempts to establish Island railway...
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Feb 27, 2007

Popular Cities in Isle of Wight

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Top Hotels in Isle of Wight

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Hope Rd., Shanklin, PO37 6EH, United Kingdom
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58 Carter Street, Sandown, PO36 8DQ, GB
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High street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, United Kingdom
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Bedbury Lane, FRESHWATER, PO40 9PE, GB
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Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Hampshire PO38
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Top Things to Do in Isle of Wight

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Long John Eater

The staff are very good and will go out their way to assist you, there's also a varied menu. Situated at the bottom of a steep hill, there's plenty of room upstairs and down, the view over the bay is...
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Ventnor Paddling Pool

We came to Ventnor especially for the paddling pool and we were not disappointed. The pool is down on the Esplande at Ventnor, and its special feature is an amazing scaled down centre piece of the...
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Top 5 Isle of Wight Writers

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"My childhood years on the Island"
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"Island of Vectis Very Near To Britannia"
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"ISLE OF WIGHT - THE DIAMOND ISLE"
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"Isle of Wight Magic"
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"IOW"
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