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Things to See

The Isle of Wight has so much to see and do. From fun days out for all the family to lazy days on the beach. See below for a few great holiday ideas.

Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight

Treat the
little rascals

For The Kids

The Isle of Wight has lots to do for the children. From theme parks to seeing donkeys, owls and monkeys. Blackgang Chine is a MUST see.

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Rainy day ideas for the Isle of Wight

The Gatehouse
entrance at Carisbrooke Castle

When it Rains

Occasionally it does rain on the Isle of Wight. But do not fear, there is still plenty to do indoors on the beautiful Isle of Wight from visiting Castles to a trip on the steam railway.

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Ryde Castle, Isle of Wight

Ryde Castle.
A hotel by the beach.

Best Accommodation

Find your perfect holiday accommodation with a look at these recommended hotels, guest houses, self-catering and holiday parks on the Isle of Wight.

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Holiday on the Isle of Wight

Welcome to the Isle of Wight, the best kept holiday secret in the UK. The Island boasts several great beaches from stretches of golden sand to gentle pebble. There are lots of things to discover such as the dinosaur footprints still in place where dinosaurs used to walk on the rugged south of the Isle of Wight! And if you are looking for camping, self-catering or luxury hotel accommodation on the Isle of Wight then check out the accommodation page on this website.

If you are looking for ideas of what to do on the Island why not check out our plan your day page? It will list 16 different random ideas of what to do on your day out. Or see the all attractions page to view all the major attractions on the Isle of Wight. The Events page lists all the major events happening on the Isle of Wight and is a great help when planning your holiday around events on the Island.

This website is maintained by people who are pround of and love living on the Sunny Isle of Wight.

Must see...

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria's
favourite home

Osborne House

Designed by Prince Albert, this royal residence was the retreat for Queen Victoria and her family. The Queen died here in 1901 and the house was given to the country.

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Appley Tower, Isle of Wight

Appley Tower
A famouse landmark in Ryde

Appley Beach

Appley Beach is a stretch of golden sand with warm shallow water in summer at high tide. Perfect for relaxing in the sun and taking a dip in the sea.

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Young Victoria

Loved it...!

It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot

- Queen Victoria
Osborne House
Charles 1

There is no escape!

Sirs, It was for this that now I Am come here.

- Charles 1
Carisbrooke Castle
Lord Alfred Tennyson

Golden beaches!

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.

- Lord Alfred Tennyson
Farringford House

Top Attractions...

These are some of the most popular visitor destinations on the Isle of Wight.

Ventnor Beach


Ventnor is famous for the stunning micro-climate (it's nearly always hot) and great food.

The Needles

The Needles Landmark Attraction

The Needles are a series of rock stacks at the western tip of the Island. At the end of the needles is the world famous lighthouse.

Steam Railway

Havenstreet Steam Railway

The steam railway at Havenstreet used to be part of the Island's network of railways. Now a working museum you can catch a train and take a trip through the countryside and experience the age of steam in style!

Isle of Wight Hovercraft

The Hovercraft

The Isle of Wight has Europe's only scheduled passenger hovercraft service. If you've never been on one before, why not take a ten minute trip over the water to Southsea and maybe visit the Sea-Life centre?