The Undercliff Glen Caravan Park, The Undercliff Drive, St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1XY
01983 730261 

Undercliff Glen is closed until further notice
due to circumstances beyond our control

Picture above is St. Catherine's Lighthouse.

Places of interest and things to do on the Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight is the ideal place for cycling, on or off-road.
Phone 01983-761800 to pre-book.
Sea fishing
Adventure Watersports
Wight Water is an activity centre offering fun and professional watersport courses.
tel. 01983 866269 office or 01983 404987 beach
For those with an eye to the relaxing sport of fishing there are daily trips from Ventnor harbour. On the way to Ventnor Harbour enjoy the Victorian-style Esplanade which has a unique feel and character.
Sea fishing
West of Ventnor alongside the A3055 in the direction of St Lawrence is situated Ventnor Park. Tastefully laid out and maintained with a stream and a Lodge behind which is an 18 hole putting green.
Where to start the Isle of Wight is criss-crossed with rights of way.
Perhaps the closest to the Undercliff Glen is the Niton to Brighstone trek taking in St. Catherine's Point, Chale, Walpen and Whale Chines, then on towards Atherfield Point and the Shepherds and Cowleaze Chines. Finishing at Grange Chine outside Brighstone. There is a really informative website for Isle of Wight Walking / Trekking routes at
Click this link to view the pdf document for the walk mentioned.
Walking above Compton Bay

For the kid in all of us

Ghosts walks with Marc Tuckey
From Ventnor Botanical Gardens on Monday evenings and from St Catherine's Lighthouse Tuesday Evenings
A must visit place for the kids is Blackgang Chine Fantasy theme Park, one of the first holiday attractions in the country, steeped in history and set in a naturally beautiful location. Blackgang Chine got its name from a band of smugglers whose main rivals where from Shanklin and called the White Gang. Planned events include Wizards' and Witches' Day Out and evening Ghost Hunts.
Set in 88 acres of woodland and countryside there is something for everyone from energetic kids to grown ups in need of relaxation. Rides include Toboggan Run, Colossus swinging galleon & the Time Machine, play areas which include Squirrel tower, Duckdown Village and the Tree Top Trail. There are relaxing Woodland Gardens, Sculpture walk & Ponds
"Our woodland gardens are becoming a very popular place for discerning adult to enjoy especially in Spring & Autumn…. rejuvenated from gardens over 100 years ago, visitors can see areas linked to the Island’s history and culture, beautiful ponds, a Driftwood Dome and sculptures from Island artists"

Plants and wildlife

Newchurch A3056
Large selection of Tropical Birds, animals, insects and reptiles in a tropical rainforest environment. Falconry displays held. There is a Jurassic themed adventure park nearby with a Cafe and picnic areas available.
There are subtropical and rare plants from around the world set in a pleasant landscaped area ideal for a leisurely stroll, an excellent location for holiday snaps. There is a cafeteria selling light refreshment & meals.
A charming and secluded backwater Steephill cove is only a short walk from the Botanic Gardens by the coastal path, sample the freshly caught Ventnor Crab and Lobster.
As well as rare animals to see children are given the opportunity to learn about conservation and biodiversity. Also, " get closer to the animals that slide, slither or crawl into our nightmares. Our indoor collection of exotic amphibians, reptiles, spiders and insects may send a chill down your spine but we aim to replace fear with fact. Find out more about the animals that we care for and why they need your help as much as the cuddly ones."


Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent the remains of Fort Victoria now house a Marine Aquarium, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. The surrounding Country Park offers Seashore and Woodland walks and the site is one of the best vantage points for watching the Solent's 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.
See glass and sweets being made at the Needles Pleasure Park. There's a Sand Shop where Alum Bay's famous coloured sands can be bought for novel gifts, Jurassic Golf, boat trips, chairlifts and lots more to see and do. Visit the Needles website for more details and there is an online game for the kids.
The Needles Old Battery has an interesting past, used to defend the island during both World Wars a rocket testing station was based there. Can be reached by boat or bus and there is a restaurant with a bar waiting for you if you chose to walk up.
Britains first dinosaur museum. There have been dinosaur remains along with numerous fossils found on the island so what better place for a dinosaur museum. An educational and entertaining attraction open all year round.
Dinosaur Isle
Charles I was imprisoned here for the last year of his life. A castle with a long history is now open to the public and there is a museum. Visit the Carisbrooke Castle website which has a terrific interactivity centre where the castle can be explored online
Carisbrooke Castle
Osborne House is a Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens because of its special historic interest. Lady Isabella Blanchford sold Osborne House to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845 the original house being demolished and replaced with the one we see today. The Swiss Cottage and terraced, landscaped gardens are gorgeous. English Heritage are returning the Gardens to their original appearance.
Osborne House
The nearest car parking area for the St. Catherine's Lighthouse at Niton Undercliff is near to the Buddle Inn. Built in 1838 after the Clarendon was lost St. Catherine's Lighthouse is at the islands most Southerly tip. Organised tours are available.
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Appuldurcombe Road, Wroxall.
An important and well known landmark Appuldurcombe House has an owl and a falconry centre with daily falconry displays.
Appuldurcombe House

Some pictures supplied by Isle of Wight Tourism