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Isle of Wight gardens open this weekend

Fri 9 Sep 2011

Isle of Wight gardens open this weekend

Keen history lovers who are on Isle of Wight holidays this weekend can take a look around Alexandra Gardens in Ventnor during their time on the island.

Tomorrow (September 10th) and Sunday, the venue will throw open its doors to the public as part of the English Heritage open day season.

Guided tours will be on offer so visitors can be shown around, while cream teas will also be available for those who just want to sit down and relax in the surroundings.

The organisers of the event noted: "See the rooms in which Sir Edward Elgar spent his honeymoon, learn about the movie shot in the street and hear which house is reputed to be haunted."

Elgar, who is one of Britain's most famous composers, spent his honeymoon on the Isle of Wight with his wife Alice, with the pair staying at Holliers Hotel in Shanklin for part of their post-wedding break.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-800724801-ADNFCR

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