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Top 5 Things to Do when Visiting the Isle of Wight

It is time to discover or for some re-discover all there is to do on the amazing Isle of Wight. Every year it gets thousands of visitors from all over the world looking for a great vacation. From families, couples, beach lovers, boat lovers, nature lovers, dinosaur lovers and more, there are some great places to visit in the Isle of Wight. This is the island that inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland after all! The island Queen Victoria lived on and died on. So let's take a look at 5 things to do when visiting the Isle of

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As with many places all around the world, COVID 19 is having an impact on where we can travel, and the businesses we can support. The Isle of Wight is one such place. With restrictions on businesses opening, public gatherings, and the huge importance of social distancing this is understandable. But it does have an impact on businesses that rely on tourism to stay open, and on the animals in places like the Isle of Wight Zoo. Here is a look at what we can do to help out, and what we can check out on the Isle of Wight

Top 5 B&B's in Isle of Wight

Top 5 B&Bs in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a great place to head to any time of year. Tourists come from all over the world as well as from the UK itself. There are a lot of great choices when it comes to places to stay. All types, from hotels to cottages to bed and breakfasts and more. There are all kinds of budgets catered for too. Whether you need to stretch out the pennies or are splashing out, you can find it. Whether you prefer something modern and trendy, or traditional, sea-view or rural. That is part of the reason why people just

Shanklin Named 5th Most Charming Small Town In The UK

Global travel site Big 7 Travel has released it’s list of the 25 most charming small towns in the UK – and Shanklin has made the top 5!  From North to South, East to West, all the pretty islands and Northern Ireland, there’s endless picturesque and charming small towns in the UK. Quaint cobblestone streets, thatch cottages, seaside fishing villages and famous filming locations make up the list, with each town boasting its own unique charm. Shanklin on the Isle of Wight has been ranked the 5th most charming small town, beating the likes of Cushendun and Portrush in Northern Ireland, Crail in Fife

Top 5 Family Attractions on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a testimony to the rich, diverse and exciting history of Great Britain, as it has waned and waxed through the tides of time. Full of historical buildings and architecture, breathtaking natural views and pristine beaches, the Isle of Wight has always enjoyed a rather prominent role in the geographical and social culture of Great Britain.   Nowadays, the isle has become a popular tourist attraction among domestic and international travellers. Whether you want to experience the historical sites and heritage or are looking for an educational fun filled vacation resort for your family, the isle has a

Holliers Park – ideal for the wet weather.

As it looks like the weather is misbehaving this half-term week, you may be on the lookout for indoor activities. One ideal venue is Holliers Park, home to The House of Chilli (open Tues to Sun) where you can learn fascinating facts about chillies, buy everything from a chilli pen, chilli chocolate, jams, chutneys and even chilli beer and vodka. Then you can pop next door and browse through a large collection of antique and upcycled furniture, pictures and quite a few interesting oddities. Next door again is Island Originals, the island’s largest collective of artisans making everything from Steam Punk outfits

The Wildheart Trust (Isle of Wight Zoo)

There really is no such thing as an adult, I know this because my photographer and I spent a very happy time at Suricata Lodge (the Latin name for meerkat) giggling whilst being smothered by these small furry creatures who were far more interested in the tasty worms the keepers were scattering than us. We had to keep our fingers hidden in case they mistook them for large worms. They move so quickly, en masse, and are full of boundless energy. The ‘meerkat experience’ is one of several that can be purchased for a closer / behind the scenes animal encounter

Top Events of 2020 on the Isle of Wight

Out of the many reasons to visit the beautiful Isle of Wight, a year-long list of events is a major one. With a mix of country fairs, never-ending entertainment options, delicious cuisines, colours, festivities and activity-packed beaches, the island is a perfect spot for holidays and an exciting treat for the happy feet. If you are planning your trip and wondering what to catchup to, worry no more. We have gathered a list of the best Isle of Wight events you must attend in 2020. #1. Isle of Wight Festival The most awaited, Isle of Wight Festival is set to commence yet

Carnaby Tea Rooms – Ventnor

Ventnor is a typical seaside town on the south side of the isle of Wight and is fortunate to have some lovely places to eat. One of these is the retro Carnaby Tea Rooms, although it is far more than this. Carnaby is 1960s and 70s themed with gentle (so you can talk) era music playing in the background; Beatles and Elvis memorabilia scattered around along with a myriad of artefacts from the period, lovingly displayed throughout the café. There is free wi-fi, free games for both adults and children, newspapers and magazines to browse whilst you eat and drink

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