Historic Isle of Wight attractions Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle are among those welcoming visitors this Easter.

Carisbrooke Castle reopened yesterday (Monday), after months in lockdown.

Meanwhile, although the grounds of the Osborne estate near East Cowes are open, the house itself will remain closed until May.

Some Islanders have been able to enjoy exercise in the gardens of Queen Victoria's holiday home at weekends throughout lockdown, providing they were living locally.

Osborne and Carisbrooke Castle are asking visitors to adhere to the Hands Face Space guidance.

Government advice changed yesterday (Monday), from 'stay at home' to 'stay local'.

Visitors must pre-book for sites, via the English Heritage website.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Osborne, by English Heritage