Welcome to Fort Victoria
Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent the remains of Fort Victoria now house a Archaeology Discovery Centre, Planetarium, Model Railway, Reptilarium and Cafe.
The surrounding Country Park offers Seashore and Woodland walks and the site is one of the best vantage points for watching the Solents boats and shipping.
The Forts attractions together with the availability of a Countryside Ranger to give guided walks of the seashore and woodland make Fort Victoria an excellent interesting and educational visit for school groups and any visitor to the Isle of Wight who wants to combine leisure with education. Why not stop for lunch at Verdi's Cafe whilst looking out over the Solent, then get back to the rest of the fun that the park offers.
The best of it all is the FREE on site parking! Each attraction is a very short walk from your car.
"Great find for your trip to the West Wight" - ashrawling
Very interesting and informative exhibition for both adults and children about the archaeology and shipwrecks around the Island, alongside other areas for children with a cafe for the obligatory coffee stop - all with a view and a beach & wood walk - worth the visit - a little off the beaten track but so close to Yarmouth and Freshwater/Colwell/Totland. Easily accessible by car, by bus with a walk of about 5-10 mins, short taxi ride from Yarmouth.