Visit the remains of the grandest house on the Isle of Wight

Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Take a trip round Appuldurcombe House which was bombed during the Second World War.

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The front of Appuldurcombe House has been carefully restored, and upon approach the grandeur of the property and its beautifully landscaped gardens is truly remarkable. Only once you walk into the grounds at the back of the property do you realise that much of the building is now a mere ruin, destroyed in part by a stray mine attack by a German bomber in 1943.

Several rooms at the front have been restored which you can view. Appuldurcombe has a very colourful past; its uses include a spell as a hotel, an academy for young gentlemen, as a refuge for exiled monks, and accommodation for troops during both World Wars.

It’s also regarded by some as one of the most haunted places on the Isle of Wight, with frequent claimed sightings of ghosts in and around the house. The TV show Most Haunted even filmed a special episode at the house.

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