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Worth the walk

Excellent views all around so definitely worth the uphill walk. Good vantage point and photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Absolutely do this ~

Free car park, a short and not difficult walk to stunning views (you can see The Needles on a clear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views all around so definitely worth the uphill walk. Good vantage point and photo opportunity.

Thank Janbbbbbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free car park, a short and not difficult walk to stunning views (you can see The Needles on a clear day) and a little bit of history too.

Thank Cmc2766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk up from the free car park on the main road just before black gang chine. Great views as far as the needles on the way up to the oratory. All free.

Thank eifioncymru
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great views from the top. Well worth the walk in such beautiful countryside. Facscinating old construction one can almost imagine it in its prime

Thank s00
Reviewed 11 February 2018

See my review for the Lighthouse as I meant it for the Oratory which I was also led to believe was a lighthouse at one time.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This experience was definetly a futuristic one, the remains of the oratory are mainly the main pillar of the castle, but during the weather conditions that I trecked up the mountain to explore it was really windy and very foggy, so I joined a team...More

1  Thank WILDSURFER2018
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We visited the Isle of Wight at the beginning of November, the main disadvantage of visiting at this time of year is that most of the main 'attractions' have closed for the season, the overwhelming advantage (after fewer crowds) is that we had to look...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you visit st Catherine’s lighthouse they will tell you the history of this more ancient lighthouse. Not the Isle of Wight’s space programme!

Thank PaulofFleet
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A tiny single tower, all that remains. Pretty, lonely, quite photogenic. There's an interesting tower stump just along the ridge beneath the radio station too, but you cant get close up to that one. The walk up is tiring for untrained legs, through a field...More

Thank James_Bridges
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A shortish uphill walk gets you to the Oratory. An information panel at the top gives you the history of the place. The views across the island are well worth the walk and you can take several pathways if you want to extend your walk!...More

Thank Simonfromhants
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