It is a perfect base for families to enjoy all that the island has to offer, as well as cyclists, walkers and lovers of the outdoors. A short distance away is The Needles Amusement Park at Alum Bay, with its boat rides, chair lift, lighthouse and much more. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit, and the island can be easily explored from the open top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby. Other attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Pearl Centre, Dinosaur Museum, and a Donkey Sanctuary. The impressive south coast, and Tennyson Down, with its many walks are only minutes away. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.