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

See important village information and updates from our blog.

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.

Coronavirus-related scams – How to protect yourself

There have been a number of scams related to Covid-19 including unsolicited messages and phone calls. Keep safe – have a look at the Action Fraud advice. Posted 18 June 2020

Useful Links and Information

– Wroxall Parish Council is in receipt of a Community Essential Shopping Grant and if anyone who lives in the Parish is experiencing financial difficulties and would like more details please email [email protected] with their name address and phone number.

– The following web site, put together with Community Action IW, has information on where to go for help and information on the island. There is information on shopping, finding someone to talk to, support for families, mental health, business support, how to volunteer – and more!


– Find local businesses that deliver food, medicines, meals and more, direct to your door


Speed Roundels – Nibbling Away!

Speed limit Roundels - Nibbling Away! Your Parish Council understand very well the issues with speeding traffic through the village and have, after many months, managed to persuade some small measure of success. 30mph roundels will be painted on the road at the...

Beware Scams!

Trading Standards have received lots of reports of an email purporting to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service charging you £25 for a Penalty Charge for parking – this will be increased to £100 if not paid within 28 days. This is a SCAM – it asks you to click...

Advice during Covid-19

Help available during Covid-19

Latest News – April 2020 Newsletter

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