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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.
Http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/iow

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.
Http://www.blackgangchine.com

Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Family-orientated country park packed with exciting rides, activities and attractions.
Http://www.robin-hill.com

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.
Http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

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.
Http://www.amazonworld.co.uk

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.
Http://www.dinosaurisle.com

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.
Http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/iow

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.
Http://www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk

The Model Village and Garden

Come and walk amongst the 1/10th scale models, watch the busy railway and enjoy the garden.
Http://www.modelvillagegodshill.co.uk

What's on in 2018

IW Walking Festival, Islandwide

1 - 13th May 2018

IW Caravan Club Rally at IW Steam Railway

5 - 7th May 2018

IW Real Ale Festival at IW Steam Railway

5 - 7th May 2018

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair at Wolverton Manor

12/05/2018

Island Heritage Train Day at IW Steam Railway

13/05/2018

The IW Festival of Transport at IW Steam Railway

20/05/2018

Mottistone Manor Open Day

27 - 28th May 2018

Half Term Family Fun at Newport Roman Villa

30/05/2018

Newport Jazz Weekend

30/05/2018 - 03/06/2018

Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend at Newtown

2 - 3rd June 2018

Island Heritage Train Day at IW Steam Railway

10/06/2018

Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park, Newport

21 - 24th June 2018

Shorwell Midsummer Fair in grounds at Northcourt, Shorwell

23/06/2018

Round the Island Race, Islandwide

07/07/2018

The 1940's Experience at IW Steam Railway

7 - 8th July 2018

Shipwreck Isle at Appley Beach, Ryde

08/07/2018

Royal IW County Show, Northwood

08/07/2018

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

21/07/2018

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

25/07/2018