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Address: Appuldurcombe House Appuldurcombe Road | Isle of Wight, Wroxall PO38 3EW, England
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Place to Visit in Summer (Free Entrance)

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... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
mag1
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Derby, United Kingdom
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York
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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145 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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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Thank mag1
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I last visited Appuldurcombe House 8 years ago and loved it. It is a ruin of what was probably a glorious house and you can get a feel of what it once was. However, since English Heritage stopped charging entry and put it on the market the visit experience has deteriorated. The public toilets have gone and you can no... More 

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Thank Mark S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were just driving past and decided to stop off!! Free entry and a nice little walk around! A very calm place

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Thank Charl1611
Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Well sign posted by the village of wroxall. Ample parking. Lovely grounds to stroll around in only spoilt by endless joggers !! Lovely ruin to wander through imagining it in its heyday. A lovely hours walk.

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Thank angie056
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Appuldurcombe House is a fantastic ruin, it is sufficiently intact for you to imagine what life in the house would have been like all those years ago. From the front you would never realise that it is a ruin. What is left is well preserved. There is enough information around the site to learn the history and a number of... More 

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Thank wadlowphil
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Appuldurcombe House is a beautiful ruin. There is plenty of the building left to explore and to feel its grandeur. A visit doesn't take long, but the grounds and views are beautiful and perfect for a summery picnic. There is a little information to understand the history, design and architectural changes in and around the house.

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