Ventnor, Isle Of Wight

Ventnor, Isle Of Wight
Photograph taken 1885-1900 © Historic England Archive ref: op06151

The view down into Ventnor and its Esplanade, as seen from the cliffs above Ventnor Park to the west. Boats and bathing machines can be seen on the beach. In Victorian times Ventnor became a fashionable holiday and health resort. Sir James Clark, Queen Victoria's doctor, endorsed the health-giving properties of Ventnor's climate,"Nothing along the south coast will bear comparison with it" he enthused.

Location

Isle of Wight Ventnor

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

seaside coast beach bathing leisure tourism