Bonchurch is a village on the outskirts of Ventnor, with breathtaking views it is well worth a visit. The Landslip Viewpoint is a series of walks around a in-active landslide area. You can squeeze into the Devils Chimney, a steep series of steps in a narrow gauge in the hillside. Follow the coastal path from the landslip and you find the 11th Centaury Church with a small stream heading towards the seafront.

Follow the seafront walk to Ventnor.

Ventnor is a town on south-east side of the island, and one of the steepest in the UK. The town is dominated by St Boniface Down. The seafront is has a harbour, pebble beach and the famous waterfall. At the base of the waterfall is a paddling pool in the shape of the island! The town centre is a mixture of high street shops and unique local shops.

Further up from the town is the Undercliff, a stretch of land that which was created in a landslip. This has resulted in the area being affected by landslides. Some areas are not suitable for vehicles but that is a brilliant excuse to explore a unique area on the island.

The area of Ventnor and Bonchurch is well-known for its own micro-climate, resulting in exotic plants growing in the Ventnor Botanic Gardens


Ventnor is rich with choice of attractions to suit everybody's taste, including: The IOW Donkey Sanctuary, Appuldurcombe House, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, St Catherine's Lighthouse & Blackgang Chine


Ventnor is served by Southern Vectis Buses:

Route 3 to Newport/Sandown/Shanklin & Ryde

Route 6 to Niton/Blackgang/Chale & Newport

The Island Coaster to Blackgang & Yarmouth

Carnival Dates

Children's: 10th August

Main: 10th August

Illuminated: 13th August