Once a train tunnel connecting Cowes - Newport - Ryde - Sandown - Shanklin and Ventnor. Today it is a pedestrian safe walk into Newport Town Centre for people living in the Fairlee area. The main Newport - East Cowes Road still runs over this tunnel.
Notice how the walls of the tunnel have been beautifully painted, portraying the fact our Island has become known as the Dinosaur Isle. Fossilized bones of these creatures have been found along the west coast of our Island and are on show to the public at the Dinisaur Museum Sandown.