VHF 68 Harbour - 15 Water Taxi

Yarmouth Harbour Logo

Photo courtesy of the National Trust

Mottistone Gardens and Estate

Mottistone Gardens lie in a sheltered valley and are surrounded by beautiful downland.

The 20th-century gardens use Mediterranean-style planting to take advantage of the warm, southerly location and were created from an abandoned farmyard surrounding a pretty Elizabethan manor house. The herbaceous borders lead to an organic kitchen garden and wild woodland beyond.

Light snacks and afternoon teas can be enjoyed in the National Trust tea garden.

Photos courtesy of the National Trust

‘Galloper’ Jack Seely and Warrior

Mottistone once was home to its very own ‘war horse’, Warrior, and his owner ‘Galloper’ Jack Seely. Together they survived the battles of the First World War and returned to the rural tranquillity of the Isle of Wight.

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Photo by National Trust

Mottistone Estate

The Mottistone Estate stretches from the chalk downs through rolling hedge-lined farmland down to the sea and is a landscape that has been shaped over thousands of years. You can follow the network of footpaths that criss-cross the area and you’ll travel back in time past Bonze Age barrows and a Neolithic Longstone.

Check out the top five things to see at Mottistone on the estate map.