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Address: Appuldurcombe House Appuldurcombe Road | Isle of Wight, Wroxall PO38 3EW, England
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If you ever expect to see a ghost in a window it would be here!

We just stumbled across Appuldurcombe house while out exploring the island, the house is a shell and you can wonder around it for free which is a nice bonus, there are a couple... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John F
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Ruardean, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old stately home that was abandoned and the shell has been saved. You can walk around the floor plan and go in some rooms (the windows on the front section have been restored) and there's some information about the house and its owners. The gardens are small but peaceful. Don't expect there to be a lot to do. For a... More 

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Thank Susannah W
Ruardean, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stumbled across Appuldurcombe house while out exploring the island, the house is a shell and you can wonder around it for free which is a nice bonus, there are a couple exibits on show about the house, it has had a very troubled past, which is always interesting. It a shame to see it in this state, but... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see a very good demonstration on birds. The demonstration was very good and the person was very knowledgeable on birds. Being told he has done time with the BBC channel and had been around world with the TV channel. Was able to get up close to the birds, but not to close to scare them. Will go again.

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Thank Jim B
Ruardean, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is like going to see and old western movie where the frontage of the town looks fine and behind there is nothing. Beautiful it must have been. Don't really know if it would be better pulled down as there is nothing there. Very damp and cold to walk round as subject to the weather. Visit took about 20... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt really sad after visiting Appuldurcombe House as So much more should be done with it. If English Heritage were to start charging admission they would have some additional income that they could plough back into refurbishment of this property. Perhaps I am wrong in feeling like this but I could see so much potential if a programme of... More 

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Thank Chris L
York
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love visiting English Heritage and National Trust sites and this is one that I would recommend. The roof has been removed to allow this building to be accessible, safe and decay peacefully, once the most prestigious building on the Isle of Wight. There is minimal interpretation which allows you to wander and study the architecture and think of the... More 

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Thank Rebecca T
Southsea
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When we arrived the car park was nearly empty, but the house is well looking at even though it is just a shell. While you are there you must see the bird of prey displays and go on the tractor ride to learn more about the house and it's history.

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Thank Graham W
Wroxall, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The grounds are amazing, its a beautiful, historic house and well worth a visit! Open all summer and a fabulous place to look around.

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Thank Marie S
Twyford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited on a damp June morning. There were only a couple of cars in the car park so we wandered around virtually on our own. The house is almost a complete shell with a few restored rooms. A lovely location for a picnic or a country walk.

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Thank Vangocamper
Derby, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This English Heritage property gives you insight into what life was like in the 18th century. Although only a shell remains, walking round the rooms together with the marvellous views helps you to understand the history of England. It led me to read the story of Lady Worsley and the scandal of the time. There is a car park, however... More 

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