The Village parish of Shorwell (pronounced Shorrel by many locals) is in the located on the southwest of the Isle of Wight . The village was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite spots to visit when staying on the Island and is the home of 3 impressive manor houses, Northcourt, Westcourt and Wolverton manor.
In the village is the Medieval St Peter’s church which houses a famous 15th century painting of St Christopher along with a painting of the two wives and 15 children of John Leigh (a deputy governor of the Isle of Wight) and an alabaster monument of John Leigh praying, with his great grandson.
Showell is a pretty unspoilt village dotted with thatched cottages a traditional country pub and small shop, from here there are an abundance of with lovely walks to enjoy and good beaches perfect for lazy summer days.
The Bus route for the Village is the number 12 which covers Newport | Shorwell | Brighstone | Freshwater Bay | Freshwater | Totland
Shorwell is host to the Wolverton Manor Garden fair held over a Saturday and Sunday in early September, this is a marvellous event with great entertainment, stalls and entry to the manor – see more