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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 2017

Great Fire of London 1666 Pop-Up Exhibition at Brading Roman Villa

01/07/2017 - 28/08/2017

The 43rd Island Steam Show at Isle of Wight Railway

25 - 28th August 2017

IW Scooter Rally 2017

25 - 28th August 2017

Cowes Classic International Powerboat Race 2017

26 - 27th August 2017

Heritage Open Days at Bus and Coach Museum

7 - 10th September 2017

Eklectica - Tribute band festival

9 - 10th September 2017

International Classic Car Show

16 - 17th September 2017

IW Day Celebrations

22 - 24th September 2017

Electric Woods Festival of Light at Robin Hill

30/09/2017 - 31/10/2017

IW Literary Festival at Northwood House, Cowes

12 - 15th October 2017

IW Beer, Buses & Walking Weekend

14 - 15th October 2017

Wizard Week at IW Steam Railway

23 - 27th October 2017