Brading is no more than a big village nowadays but it has seen plenty of action in centuries gone by and welcomes many visitors to its many attractions. Alfred the Great 's ships confronted the Danes here in 896ad. They were stranded on the ebb tide and the battle was finished on foot. Brading also boasts one of the best Roman villas in the British Isles, a doll's museum and a wax museum, and a vineyard !
The Isle of Wight is one of the rare areas of the United Kingdom where the climate and the soil allow the cultivation of the grapevine, and where there are grapevines there are vineyards and wine. Here at Adgestone, you can follow the whole process of making wine, from growing the precious plants to sampling some of its products, in a very friendly and convivial environment.
The Brading Wax Museum is packed with fun and surprises and will amuse the young and the less young. Set in a very old rectory mansion, it retraces the history of England with wonderful light, sound and motion effects. For the less faint hearted there is a very good chamber of horrors and torture.
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