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.

There are vacancies for councillors to serve on Wroxall Parish Council, which will be filled by co- option.
If you wish to make an application please contact the Chairman, Cllr Adrian Gallop, at
Barn Court Farm, Redhill Lane, Wroxall, PO38 3ER or
[email protected]
with a resumé of what you can offer to the village, and be prepared to attend the next meeting on the 2nd
Monday of each Month at 7pm at the Methodist Church Hall, High St, Wroxall.

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


– Find local businesses in Wroxall and other areas on the Island:



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