ISLE OF WIGHT GUIDED TOURS
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Shipwrecks & Dinosaurs
A stunning drive along The Military Road, the southern coastal road from Blackgang Chine to The Needles, the Island’s most spectacular route. Brook has a sombre tale to tell. Visit The Dinosaur Farm and participate in a guided fossil/dinosaur footprint hunt on Compton Beach. Drive through ‘The Back of the Wight’ to visit the beautiful gardens of Mottistone Manor as well as Mottistone Church (St. Peter & St. Paul) – learning the history of the Island’s famous WW1 'Warhorse' Warrior and his master, Galloping Jack Seely. Lunch stop. Take a stroll up to The Longstone (megalithic). Walk to the secluded and spectacular St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, Niton, to hear our final tales of shipwrecks and disasters.
If you would prefer a full day tour totally dedicated to the Island’s shipwreck history, we have devised a simply fabulous one!
Not only will you see BOTH the Island’s famous lighthouses, but you will visit the sites of the wrecks of the Sirenia, Eider, Schiehallion, Santa Lucia, HMS Gladiator, Irex, Varvassi and the East Indiaman Clarendon (among others).
You will also visit fascinating Mottistone Church, partially constructed from the timbers of the convict ship Cedrene. Lunch stop will be The Sun Inn, Hulverstone (16th century thatched pub with smuggling history) and last port of call will be the Island’s Shipwreck and Maritime Centre, which contains artefacts from many of the above. (This tour is led by expert local author on Island shipwrecks.)