Isle of Wight Guide

While it is only a short trip from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is almost like visiting a different country in terms of the the atmosphere and pace of life. The diamond shaped isle is only 23 miles wide and 13 miles north to south, but within that size is a whole range of scenery and visual surroundings. A large part of the West of the Island is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

There ar a number of  travel links to the UK mainland, see our Travel Links page. There is also a train line from Ryde to Shanklin (the Island Line using ex london underground trains) and a small steam railway There is a road that circumnavigates the island, but this is best done over a few days, taking time to see the sites and enjoy the wonderful scenery. The island is ideal for cycling and walking holidays or sailing.

Whether you are looking for a traditional seaside holiday or a get away from it all relaxing experience, the Isle of Wight has something to offer in its own unique style.

Below are some brief introductions to some of the places and attractions on the Isle of Wight.

Cowes | Newport | Ryde | Sandown | Shanklin | Ventnor | Yarmouth | Bembridge | Seaview

Osborne House | Blackgang Chine | Bembridge Windmill | Alum Bay | The Needles

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