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The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel

Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ

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4.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ventnor Beach and Oceanblue Sea Charters. Ventnor Botanic Garde …

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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel

Queens Road Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW

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4.1 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cowes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Island Sailing Club. Cowes Harbour an …

£93
One Holyrood
One Holyrood

1- 2 Holyrood Street, Newport PO30 5AU

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4.6 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Situated in Newport, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Quay Arts and St. Thomas Church. Seaclose Park and …

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The Bugle Coaching Inn
The Bugle Coaching Inn

The Square, Yarmouth PO41 0NS

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4 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Located in West Wight, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Yarmouth Castle and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Victoria Country Par …

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Chale Bay Farm
Chale Bay Farm

Military Road, Ventnor PO38 2JF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Located in Chale, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Butterfly Paragliding. …

£99
The Parkbury Hotel
The Parkbury Hotel

29-31 The Broadway, Sandown PO36 9BB

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Sandown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kaleidoscope and Sandown Pier. Dinosaur Isle and Shanklin and …

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Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

South Baddesley Road, Lymington SO41 5ZB

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3.7 out of 5 (122 reviews)

This family-friendly Lymington hotel is located in New Forest, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lymington Sea Water Baths, Spinners …

£76
Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel
Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel

11 Popham Road, Shanklin PO37 6RG

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3.9 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Shanklin hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of …

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The Wight
The Wight

11 Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8BN

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3.7 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Kaleidoscope, Sandown Pier, and Dinosaur Isle. Isl …

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Albion Hotel
Albion Hotel

Gate Lane, Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Located in Freshwater Bay, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Agnes Church and Dimbola Lodge. Afton Park and The …

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Pocket Guide: Newport Dinosaur Expeditions Conservation and Palaeoart Centre Hotels

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.

A Dino Hotspot

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.

Palaeoart Exhibitions

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.

Fossil Expeditions

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!

Hotels near the Expedition Centre

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.

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