Victorian Themed Walks
Every couple of weeks we will aim to highlight the variety of walks available to you during this years Isle of Wight Walking Festival – today we are kick starting with a handful of Victorian themed walks.
The Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘Victoria’s Island’ as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, along with other members of the Royal Family, relished their extended family holidays here. They created a palatial home in the form of the picturesque Osborne House which is now open to thousands of visitors a year. It is thanks to these wealthy Victorians that the Isle of Wight is the much-visited destination that we know and love today.
Not only are we celebrating the 21st birthday of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival this year, but it also would have been Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday on 24th May 2019 so it’s fantastic to see so many walks celebrating this era.
For the historians amongst you who are interested in walking the same paths as these Royals, we can suggest the following walks for you to try:
Victoria’s daughter wasn’t naughty
4th and 17th May
Queen Victoria’s East Cowes
Osborne Garden Walk
8th and 15th May
The Whippingham Village Trail
Osborne Beach and Woodland Walk
9th and 16th May
Parks and Gardens of Victorian Ryde