Isle of Wight Guided Tours

ISLE OF WIGHT GUIDED TOURS
PRIVATE GUIDE AND TOUR PLANNER
phone: +44 (0)1983 754444 or +44 (0)7932 157326 | e-mail: jane@isleofwightguidedtours.co.uk


Cowes - Northwood House

Cowes - Northwood House


Beautiful Georgian mansion set in glorious Northwood Park in the heart of Cowes. Purchased in 1793 by successful London merchant George Ward and rebuilt by royal architect John Nash. It was the venue for regular lavish parties throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras.

The Cowes Week races were first dreamed up in the main ballroom! It has subsequently served as a boys’ school, a Benedictine convent and a military hospital during both World Wars.

The visit includes access to 14,000 square feet of incredible tunnels, cellars and hidden rooms beneath the house, as well as the deserted 1841 servants’ wings. Rumours abound as to various possible uses of the tunnels and include the inevitable ghostly tale or two!

Walk in the footsteps of every crowned head of Europe and of every Prime Minister throughout the 19th century! Generally closed to the public – this is a rare treat, offered exclusively to clients of Isle of Wight Guided Tours (parties of 6 people or more), thanks to our guide Tim Wander!

N.B.: Cream teas/tea and biscuits or cakes and lunches may be arranged on request (for groups of 15 people or more).

Cowes - Northwood House

Cowes - Northwood House

Cowes - Northwood House