"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Ventnor

Ventnor is a seaside resort and civil parish established in the Victorian era on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies underneath St Boniface Down (which, at 240 metres (787 feet), is the highest point on the Isle of Wight), and is built on steep slopes and cliffs leading down to the sea. The higher part is referred to as Upper Ventnor (although officially it is Lowtherville); the lower part, where most of the amenities are located, being known as Ventnor. Ventnor is sometimes understood as including the coastal villages of St. Lawrence to one side and Bonchurch to the other.

The sheltered location on the cliff of the Island's south coast means the area experiences a microclimate with more sunny days than much of the British Isles, and fewer frosts. This has allowed many species of subtropical plant to be successfully planted and maintained. Ventnor Botanic Garden is particularly notable.

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ561778

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Things to see and do in and around Ventnor

  • Ventnor Heritage Museum
  • Ventnor Paddling Pool
  • Ventnor Botanic Gardens
  • Owl and Falconry Centre
  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
  • The Shanklin Treasure Trail
  • Shanklin Chine
  • Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area
  • Summer Arcade
  • Old Smithy Tourist Centre
  • Godshill Model Village
  • The Model Village
  • Allendale Equestrian Centre
  • Amazon World
  • Sandown Pier
  • Blackgang Chine
  • Butterfly Paragliding School

Tourist Information

Ventnor
Tourist Information Point
Seasons Post Office & Newsagents
8-10 High Street
Isle of Wight
England
PO38 1RY

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 24 June

06:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 97%
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09:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1016
Humidity 98%
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12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 92%
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15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 94%
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18:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 96%
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21:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
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