We want to help you visit our zoo in the most environmentally friendly ways possible, It is possible to get to us by bus, Bike and foot.
Dog Friendly tourist attraction (Red Funnel best place for dogs bronze award 2021)
Main bus route within 20 minute walk.
Local FYT Bus service direct to our car park (limited times)
For information on where to hire bikes, cars, find taxis and other transport please download this handy directory HERE
How to visit us without your car...
Follow the guide below to find yourself at Fort Victoria, Yarmouth the home of the Reptilarium Reptile House....
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First of all you need to land yourself in West Wight, luckily we have this handy PDF you can download which will explain all the ways you can end up in the west wight... HERE
Ok so you have landed in West Wight, from Yarmouth, simply head west off of the ferry over the bridge, follow along the embankment and then there is a sharp left and an uphill section. A few hundred yards up the hill you will see some brown tourist information signs for Fort Victoria, These indicate you need to turn right into Westhill Lane. Do that and then follow the lane all the way to the end, be carefull of the steep hill and oncoming traffic. The Fort will reveal itself and if you head accross the car park to the western end, in front of the toilets is a bike rack you can secure your bikes to.
If coming via bus, you have two options, alight at Yarmouth and walk along the coastal path to visit us, we would advise this if the weathers nice and you are good on your feet, follow our walking guide for more info. Or you can alight at the Westhill lane bus stop which is served by the #7, Needles Breezer and Coastal Breezer. Once off the bus you need to make a 15 minute walk down westhill lane to the fort, please take care as there is limited pavement and a steep hill.
Check out the southern vectis website for all the latest information here
There is also a local bus service from Yarmouth to the fort which operates weekday mornings only and will stop at the fort by request, for more details see their website HERE
Great news, we are on the main coastal path between Yarmouth and Colwell, When you are in Yarmouth head west, cross over the bridge, walk along the embankment and before the road takes a sharp left you will see a gravel path on your right heading down towards the shore, signposted as coastal path, go down there, follow the path along and in 15 minutes of a nice flat walk along the sea wall and some stoney beach you will find yourself at Fort Victoria Country park.