Afton Park

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Afton Park
Afton Park is located in Isle of Wight
Afton Park
Afton Park
 Afton Park shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ347866
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FRESHWATER
Postcode district PO40
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Isle of Wight
List of places
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England
Isle of Wight

Coordinates: 50°40′30″N 1°30′20″W / 50.674945°N 1.505610°W / 50.674945; -1.505610

Afton Park is a settlement on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.

The hamlet lies to the east of the A3055 road, near to the larger settlement of Freshwater. Afton park is approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of Newport.[1]

The gardens at the park incorporate a farm shop, cafe, plant nursery, wildflower meadow and apple orchard. In 2010, the park was purchased by Paul & Michaela Heathcote, who also own Chinashop Rare Breeds in Bathingbourne. As of 2010, the Heathcotes planned to maintain the existing layout of the park, while also using it to display the collection of livestock from Chinashop Rare Breeds.[2]

Transport is provided by Southern Vectis route 7, which runs close by.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afton Park - Location". www.aftonpark.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Isle of Wight Beacon - "All change at Afton Park"". www.iwbeacon.com. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis, Route 7". Southern Vectis. Retrieved 2009-08-12.