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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.

Tapnell Farm Park

The fun-filled farm that's great in any weather.

Monkey Haven

The primate rescue centre.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

West Wight Alpacas at Yarmouth

The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary at Yaverland

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Harvey Browns @ Hale Manor Farm, Arreton

The Island's newest fine food destination. Lakeside cafe, stunning food hall, extensive deli, comprehensive butchery.

What's on in 2023

Royal IOW County Show @ Northwood

8 - 9th July 2023

Cowes Classics Week @ Cowes

8 - 14th July 2023

Ventnor Fringe

21 - 30th July 2023

Summer Evenings at Robin Hill

25/07/2023 - 31/08/2023

Summer Fest at Blackgang Chine

26/07/2023 - 30/08/2023

Cowes Week

29/07/2023 - 04/08/2023

The Wight Proms @ West Cowes

15 - 20th August 2023

Night Glow at Robin Hill

18 - 20th August 2023

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

19 - 20th August 2023

Island Steam Fair @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet

25 - 28th August 2023