In the mid 18th century, this house was built for the Worsley family. With stunning architecture, Appuldurcombe was once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight. Sir Richard Worsley, the 7th baronet, inherited the property and gained notoriety for a 1782 court case in which his wife, Seymour, admitted to having had 27 lovers.
Appuldurcombe was a great example of English Baroque architecture and still retains more than a ghost of its former dignity and many fine architectural details. The celebrated landscape designer 'Capability' Brown enhanced the rolling grounds in the 1780s.