The Isle of Wight offers "something for everyone"
This diamond shaped island has historically been the favourite of peasants & poets, romans & royals and sailors & smugglers. Today it still attracts people from all walks of life who enjoy its natural beauty and old world charm.

Over half the island is recognised as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". It has 30 miles of seashore designated as Heritage Coast + 500 miles of footpaths & trails thus making it a haven for walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts, paraglyders, bird watchers and anyone who appreciates the open air.

The Island has an unsurpassed treasure chest of fossils & dinosaur remains, literally waiting to be found on the beaches and cliffs. For a taste of history you can experience the opulence of Osborne House, Queen Victoria's favourite family home, discover Henry VIII at Carisbrooke Castle or wander through the magical thatched villages of the Island.

On summer days the Island's safe golden beaches are a delight, along with the best of visitor attractions and crowned with regatta's, carnivals, fares, concerts & festivals. What more could you ask for? Each changing season however brings its own special charm, a time to explore and see the beauty that is The Isle of Wight.

The Island is easily accessible with car ferry sailings from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Southampton to Cowes and Lymington to Yarmouth. High speed passenger sailings run regularly from Portsmouth to Ryde, Southampton to Cowes and Southsea to Ryde.
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