Welcome to Wroxall

Wroxall is a community of some 1900 residents nestling in the downs in the south-eastern part of the Isle of Wight, about two miles north of the sunny resort of Ventnor. 

The History of Wroxall

Find out more about the history of Wroxall proud home of Appuldurcombe House.

Village Information

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About Wroxall

Wroxall Parish Council was formed in 1984; before then the village was a ward of Ventnor. We have a shop, incorporating a post office, Wroxall Primary School, an active community centre and The Star pub that can be the starting or finishing points for glorious walks to or from Ventnor, Shanklin, Whitwell or Godshill.

Farming still goes on around Wroxall, but the community is diversified with commuters travelling daily to and from Ventnor, Shanklin and Newport, retired residents and others who work in some of the small enterprises found in the village. A new primary school was built in 1986. The railway closed in 1966, so today we rely on Southern Vectis bus route 3 (Newport-Wroxall-Ventnor-Shanklin-Ryde) which operates half-hourly through most of the day. Visitors come to Appuldurcombe House to see Capability Brown’s ornamental gardens. Just north of the village is the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. There are a variety of Holiday cottages, bed-and-breakfast and Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park.

Latest News

Bob Seely to Visit Wroxall in October to Discuss Housing Plans.

The Island's MP Bob Seely will be paying a visit on 7th October at 7pm at the Methodist Church Hall. If you are concerned about the plan to build 10000 houses in the Isle of Wight in the next 10 years some of which will be in Wroxall. Please come and hear Bob Seely...