Ventnor (/ˈvɛntnə/) is a seaside resort and civil parish expected in the Victorian era on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England, eleven miles (18 km) from Newport. It is situated south of St Boniface Down, and built upon steep slopes leading the length of to the sea. The sophisticated part is referred to as Upper Ventnor (officially Lowtherville); the subjugate part, where most amenities are located, is known as Ventnor. Ventnor is sometimes taken to put in the simple and older settlements of St Lawrence and Bonchurch, which are covered by its town council. The population of the parish in 2016 was nearly 5,800.
Ventnor became unconditionally fashionable as both a health and holiday resort in the late 19th century, described as the ‘English Mediterranean’ and ‘Mayfair by the Sea’. Medical advances during the to come twentieth century abbreviated its role as a health resort and, like new British seaside resorts, its summer holiday trade suffered the varying nature of travel during the latter ration of that century.
Its relatively sheltered location beneath the hilly chalk downland produces a microclimate when more sunny days and fewer frosts than the burning of the island. This allows many species of subtropical forest to flourish; Ventnor Botanic Garden is particularly notable. Ventnor retains a strongly Victorian character, has an lively arts scene, and is regaining popularity as a place to visit.