We love Ventnor and we’re sure you do too! If you’re a visitor or lucky enough to live here we have some great inspiration for things to do in Ventnor this July. Don’t forget to head to the Spyglass whilst you’re here to enjoy a hearty meal, cold drink with a great atmosphere overlooking the sea!
23rd – 28th July
This month Ventnor will play host to the ever popular Ventnor Fringe Festival from the 23rd – 28th July. Enjoy pop-up cinemas, basement bars, gigs and mystery tours, as the town comes alive with this multi-award-winning arts festival. The Spyglass is the perfect spot to get lunch between activities right in the heart of it all. See https://vfringe.co.uk/ for more details.
Do you love all things spooky? Join Marc Tucky from The Isle of Wight Ghost Experience every Tuesday for a ghost walk at Ventnor Botanic Garden from 8pm. Learn about the local history and enjoy creepy tales of paranormal happenings on the site of the old TB hospital. Visit www.facebook.com/iwghostexperience/ for more details
After treating yourself to a delicious lunch at the Spyglass why not take a relaxing walk along the coast to Steephill Cove. This quaint little cove nestled just south of Ventnor is the perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful stroll or a quieter afternoon by the sea. Steephill Cove is roughly a 20-30 minute walk from the Spyglass if you’re planning to enjoy a nice meander but the views and scenery are truly breathtaking, don’t miss the Ventnor sign in the cliff, a great spot for a photo.
Winter Gardens Markets
Enjoy the weekly indoor market at The Winter Gardens, just at the top of the esplanade. Browse a whole variety of goodies and support some small independent businesses selling everything from crafts to scarves, books, fudge and bags. Shop till you drop and then rest your legs with lunch at The Spyglass.