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The Isle of Wight

Crossing the Solent to the Isle of Wight feels as though you have travelled abroad without leaving behind all the beauty a holiday in the English countryside has to offer.  With its rolling green pastures, charming villages, bustling seaside resorts and stunning beaches, it is a wonderfrul place to explore.  There are plenty of attractions on the Island to suit all tastes ranging from historical buildings, botanical gardens, theme parks, wildlife centers, Roman villas, forts and  windmills to name just a few.  There are also numerous sporting activities to be enjoyed, such as  sailing, surfing, windsurfing, diving, golf, walking, cycling and horse riding.  A stay on the Isle of Wight really can offer something for everyone. 

Places to visit

Osbourne House

Queen Victoria's magnificent family home, extensive grounds, Swiss Cottage and private beach to explore.

Blackgang Chine

Once the haunt of smugglers and wreckers and now a fantasy park full of exciting and fun things to do, Blackgang Chine is just the place for all the family.

Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Family-orientated country park packed with exciting rides, activities and attractions.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Ten-mile steam train rides, refreshment rooms, woodland walk, children's play area, Haven Falconry, picnic area, shop and museum.

Amazon World Zoo Park

One of the best zoos in Europe to see endangered South American wildlife. Learn about tropical rainforests, exotic animals and the conservation of jungle habitat.

Dinosaur Isle

Interactive museum where you can discover the lost world of the dinosaurs, hear the sounds and encounter the smells of a real Cretaceous park.

Carisbrooke Castle

The Isle of Wight's most famous royal castle with it's battlements and keep to climb. Meet the resident donkeys and relax in the tranquil Edwardian-style garden.

Brading Roman Villa

See some of the best preserved Roman mosaics in Europe. Award-winning visitor centre and museum, licensed cafe, shop, meadow trail and garden.

The Model Village and Garden

Come and walk amongst the 1/10th scale models, watch the busy railway and enjoy the garden.

What's on in 2018

Round the Island Race, Islandwide


The 1940's Experience at IW Steam Railway

7 - 8th July 2018

Shipwreck Isle at Appley Beach, Ryde


Royal IW County Show, Northwood


Rhythm Tree Festival at Three Gates Farm, Calbourne

13 - 15th July 2018

The Island Motor Show at IW Steam Railway

14 - 15th July 2018

Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend at St Helens

14 - 15th July 2018

Paneral British Classic Sailing Week at Cowes

14 - 21st July 2018

IW Pride 2018 at Ryde Beach & Esplanade


Wonders of the Windmill at Bembridge Windmill

21 - 30th July 2018

Blackgang's Big Birthday Bash at Blackgang Chine

23 - 31st July 2018

Guided Tours of The Needles Old Battery at Freshwater


The Chale Show, Chale Recreation Ground

4 - 8th August 2018

Lendy Cowes Week, Islandwide

4 - 11th August 2018

Ventnor Fringe Arts Festival

7 - 12th August 2018

Jack Up The 80's: Vol 6, Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde

10 - 12th August 2018

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

18 - 19th August 2018

The 44th Island Steam Show, Havenstreet Station

24 - 27th August 2018

Cowes Classic Powerboat Race, Cowes/Torquay


IW Cycle Fest

28/08/2018 - 02/09/2018

International Classic Car Show, Ryde Esplanade

15 - 16th September 2018