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“Free to visit”

Appuldurcombe House
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Wroxall
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This site, owned by English Heritage, is accessible by public transport. It is a short stroll from the bus stop. There are no staff on site and it is free to just wander and read the information boards. You need some imagination to feel what this once impressive residence was like before it was abandoned. The grounds are quite extensive, but it was wet underfoot and so we did not venture far. I would not rush back.

Date of experience: September 2018
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"free entry"
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"information boards"
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"stately home"
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"well worth a visit"
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"former glory"
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"walk around"
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"interesting history"
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"step back in time"
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"isle of wight"
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"car park"
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went out for a bike ride and decided to break it up with a visit to Appldurcombe House. The kids loved the freedom of the open space, running about and hiding etc.
Noticed a rope swing in the gardens too but wanted to press on with the bike ride.

Would be a lovely picnic spot too as the gardens are still very beautiful.

Should be noted that there are no toilets (and the falconry centre is gone)

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

A visit to use your imagination and immerse yourself in time gone by! A part preserved Tudor house and so glad it is. Step back in time! Free entry and worth a visit. Only takes about an hour and the views are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

There is not much not to like, a stately home that kids can run around and not risk ruining the place (any more than the Germans, nature and the department of works have already conspired to do).

And did I say it was free? Quite why this English Heritage property isn’t charged for is beyond me. Slap in a tea room and a few more interpretation boards and it would be a winner.

Which reminds me, there are no facilities beyond the car park on site. No toilets, no shop, no museum, actually its just a semi ruined house in lots of nice woodland.

The gate - half a mile’s walk away is worth seeing too, just trott down the public foot path to find it in splendid isolation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J B
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Was well worth the visit to see this fascinating piece of history. There are some excellent photo oppotunities here especially when you back up and see the entire house in one photo. Really nice to go around and read the information boards.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rich J
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