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Where Are The Best Spots For Stargazing On The Isle Of Wight?

  It is fair to say that the Isle of Wight is known for its stunning bays and beaches, and there really are a number of them to visit. During the day, there are so many things to do in the Isle of Wight relating to these beaches too, from water sports to visiting the pier, and it is easy to fill your days with sandy fun. Even when the sun starts setting, the beach is still the place to be and you can witness some incredible sunsets from the waterfront.   Many people don’t know this, but it isn’t just breathtaking sunsets

Woodland and Downland Walks

Woodlands are a wonderful place to walk in the winter, with crisp leaves underfoot, or downlands, with their spectacular views across the island and the sea. Here are a few ideas. Brighstone Forest is a good place for a walk and easily accessible. Just park at Jubilee car park and turn right after the gate onto the downs. Parkhurst Forest is similarly coniferous with tall trees and the smell of pine on the fresh air. There’s a main car park off of Forest Road, but you can also drive up to Marks Corner where the forest is more deciduous and there are

Best Seaside Walks

For a wild windswept walk along the coast, nothing can beat Compton or Brook beaches, but these can get crowded, especially during lockdown. For a change why not try Grange Chine at Brighstone, Chilton Chine, next to Isle of Wight Pearl, or Shepherd’s Chine at Atherfield. If you’re driving there, be sure to park safely. Yaverland beach has a huge car park, and a wide expanse of firm sand at low tide. Probably best to avoid walking under the cliffs, especially at this time of year. This is also a great beach for finding dinosaur fossils, as are Compton and Brook. Winter

How To Organise Your Cycling Holiday On The Isle Of Wight

  It isn’t uncommon for holidaymakers to come to the Isle of Wight when they’re wanting a slightly more adventurous holiday that doesn’t involve lazing around. Not only are there a number of brilliant outdoor Isle of Wight activities that you can undertake, come rain or shine, but the unspoilt downland is also very popular amongst walkers and cyclists too.   There is a comprehensive network of footpaths and bridleways on the Island and arguably, they are the best way to see everything that the Isle of Wight has to offer, from its rolling downs to its sandy beaches. There are miles of

Our Guide To The Best Historical Isle Of Wight Tourist Attractions

  The Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times and of course, the Island is known for its picturesque beaches and seafront promenades, but there is more to it than people realise. Whilst it measures just 23 miles by 13 miles and it is the second smallest county in the country, the Isle of Wight is steeped in history, from the Royals to the Romans and fossils to architectural wonders.   There are actually a number of historical Isle of Wight tourist attractions to visit and you can travel back in time to soak up the past and

Activities for adults on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

Fear not, for there are events to attend this Christmas with your friends, all with Covid restrictions for your safety. We’ve put together five of the best.   Undercover Christmas Club It’s 1647, and celebrating Christmas is banned, carols are criminal and turkey’s taboo in this riotous musical comedy created and performed by Riddlestick Theatre at St Catherines’s Church in Ventnor. A motley troupe of rebellious performers host a secret, late-night Christmas party against the backdrop of Puritan bans on theatres and celebrating Christmas. In fact, festivities of any kind are forbidden – sound familiar? Performances are Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December. Tickets

What to do with the kids this winter on the Isle of Wight

Christmas is slightly different this year, but there are still lovely events to delight your children. We’ve picked out four of the best, and all will have Covid restrictions in place.   Polar Pippa the polar bear, and her very special guests from sister park Blackgang Chine, will be putting on selective evenings of magical Christmas delight at Robin Hill. Walk down through the beautifully illuminated ancient woodland, experience the immersive walk-throughs to live music, visit the local market and sample their delicious festive food. You can even make your own Christmas decorations and ride the outdoor rides, with their festive winter make-over.

Free Isle Of Wight Attractions You Can Enjoy

It goes without saying that holidays can be expensive, even when you stay in the UK. Not only will you have to pay out for your travel and accommodation, but you will also have to pay for things such as food and drink on a daily basis too. Of course, you can holiday on a budget, and it is fairly easy to do so when you visit the Isle of Wight, but generally speaking, there are many different expenses associated with a trip away.   Thankfully, when you’re visiting the Island, if you’re wanting to keep your daily costs down, it is

The Best Isle of Wight Walks For Your Walking Holiday

Many who enjoy walking holidays aren’t aware that the Isle of Wight is a brilliant place for them to visit. In fact, the Island even runs a walking festival every year where you can participate in over 200 walks, which is perfect for anyone who prefers exploring new locations on foot. The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is actually one of the UK’s longest-running walking festivals too and every year thousands of walkers participate.   There really is no denying that there are so many picturesque walks here on the Isle of Wight and miles of accessible footpaths to choose from both

Popular Isle of Wight Towns To Visit

  As ‘staycations’ rise in popularity, lots of people who would have previously jetted off on a plane and may not have considered visiting the Isle of Wight are now planning a holiday to the Island. It is fair to say that there are so many benefits to choosing the Isle of Wight over other popular holiday hotspots in the UK and many favour the Island specifically because it is famous for its beautiful quaint towns and villages.   Although the Island is fairly small, there are nine main towns and dozens of little villages to explore during your stay. Choosing where to


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