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Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ventnor Beach and Ventnor Botanic Garden. Ventnor Downs and Old St Boniface Church are also within ...
Situated in the historical district, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Yarmouth Castle and within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort Victoria Country Park and Dimbola Lodge. ...
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rylstone Gardens and Shanklin Chine. Shanklin Theatre and Pirates Cove Adventure Golf are also ...
Located in the heart of Cowes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Island Sailing Club. Osborne House is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
Situated in Newport, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of St. Thomas Church and Seaclose Park. Carisbrooke Castle and Robin Hill are also within ...
This luxury country house is located in Ventnor (Bonchurch), close to Old St Boniface Church, Ventnor Downs and Ventnor Beach. Also nearby are Ventnor Park and ...
Offering direct access to the beach, this Shanklin hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Rylstone Gardens and Shanklin Chine. ...
Located in Freshwater Bay, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dimbola Lodge and within 3 miles (5 km) of Tennyson Down and The Needles Park. Fort Victoria Country ...
The dramatic landscapes of the Isle of Wight are largely responsible for its status as one of the United Kingdom's premier holiday destinations. The Isle of Wight's ample natural beauty creates a timeless atmosphere, which is ideal for discovering the wealth of dinosaur remains and fossils that lie on the island. The Dinosaur Expeditions Conservation and Palaeoart Centre is a unique attraction that encourages visitors to do exactly that. The Centre is based near Brighstone, meaning there are plenty of excellent hotels in the area.
It's well known that the Isle of Wight was something of a hotspot for dinosaurs. Today, it's considered one of the best places in Europe to discover dinosaur fossils. Recognising that fossils represent a finite resource, a number of local fossil enthusiasts endeavoured to set up the Dinosaur Expeditions Conservation and Palaeoart Centre in 2013. The centre houses a variety of fossilised species, including Sauropods, Theropods and even part of a rare Polacanthus.
The Centre features a permanent exhibition of Palaeoart, which helps visitors understand and interpret the fossils they find. The collection ranges from painting to sculpture and is an artistically fascinating exhibition in its own right. The Centre also offers a range of kids' activities and a gift shop.
Fossils may be a finite resource, but the good news is there's plenty still to be found on the Isle of Wight. The Dinosaur Expeditions Conservation and Palaeoart Centre holds regular trips to several locations on the island, with the aim of encouraging visitors to find their own dinosaur fossils. All expeditions are led by a professional guide, and visitors are able to keep their finds!
The Dinosaur Farm, where the Centre is located, is on the south coast, not far from Brighstone. This means that visitors have plenty of local hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs to choose from.
Many of the best guesthouses and hotels on the Isle of Wight are located to the west, close to the Needles. Further to the east, the Victorian seaside town of Ventnor is packed with exquisite hotels. Alternatively, visitors can stay in Newport, close to the centre of the island - ideal for exploring all corners of the Isle of Wight.