Brighstone is a pretty little village with thatched cottages and tearooms which makes this an ideal spot for visitors wanting a relaxing holidays with old world charm. Brighstone is also home to the Christmas Tree Festival a wonderful local event that has been running since 1996 and is held in at St. Mary’s Church and the Wilberforce Hall in Brighstone and the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone. The four day festival showcases 120 decorated Christmas trees, carol services, military band concerts and the lighting of the hospice tree.
St Mary’s is a medieval church dating from the twelfth century. The short tower contains a ring of 6 bells. In the village you will also find Brighstone Shop and Museum part of the National Trust, with exhibitions on village life in the 19th century and information on Brighstone lifeboats.
Near by is Mottistone Manor Gardens a truly stunning historical house and gardens – see the What’s On Tab for information on some of the many events held here throughout the year.
Warnes Lane, Brighstone – FREE – WC
Jubilee Car Park, Mottistone Down – FREE
Mottistone Manor – FREE
South end of Strawberry Lane – FREE
NT Car Park – Brook Chine – PAYABLE
- Local Buses 12 and 35