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.

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.