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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...

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Some of The Quirkiest Places To Stay On The Isle of Wight

When organising a holiday to the Isle of Wight, once you have decided the dates you’re going to book, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is where you’re going to stay. These days, you have so many different accommodation options, from holiday cottages and caravan parks to bed and breakfasts, it...

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The Isle of Wight TT coming in 2021!

The Isle of Wight TT / Diamond Races motorcycling race coming to the Island in 2021, which is hoping to be as popular as the famous Isle of Man TT. Riders will battle it out in a time trial format at speeds of up to 210mph in the ‘Diamond Races Isle of Wight’, which will...

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Isle of Wight most ‘Instagrammable’ British island

This is great news! According to research by Island Cottage Holidays, the Isle of Wight has come out right at the top for ‘most Instagrammable’ British island. It will come as no surprise that the glistening shores, turquoise waters and lush fields of the Isle of Wight have placed this island at the very top...

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New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes – Two Course Spring Luncheon – normally up to £24.50 deal price £15.95 per person

Savour wonderful home cooked dishes while soaking up some of the best views our Island has to offer… Today’s deal is Delicious Two Course Spring Luncheon @ New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes, for only £15.95 per person New Holmwood Hotel is situated right on the seafront at Egypt Point, Cowes, and enjoys amazing views over the Solent. The Hotel...

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Hot air balloons return to the Island’s skies this August

The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow, in association with T&K Masks will run daily from 5-10pm between 20th – 22nd August. After previously cancelling the event planned for May due to Government restrictions, the Robin Hill team...

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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...

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Golfing on the Isle of Wight

If you’re a golfer, then you may want to visit a golf club whilst you’re holidaying on the Isle of Wight, and you’d be spoilt for choice. We have seven golf clubs spread around the Island, in stunning locations, plus a driving range. You could even come on a golfing themed holiday and try out...

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History Of The Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight is known for being one of the most amazing places to visit in the United Kingdom and it has lots of incredible tourist attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Whilst there are so many different things to see and do on the Isle of Wight all year round, from visiting...

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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...

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Cute Isle of Wight Cafes For Tea And Cake

It is fair to say that one of the best things about staying in self-catering accommodation for your holiday to the Isle of Wight is that you get to enjoy all of the local restaurants, pubs and cafes during your trip. If you have ever been to the Island before then you will know that...

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Bluebell Carpets of the Island

The bluebells are all in bloom right now – a little late this year, but more spectacular than ever – and there are many lovely woodlands and downlands to see and smell these beautiful carpets of blue. Here are a few of our favourites. Mottistone Manor Woods Walk up the pathway that skirts Mottistone Manor...

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Isle of Wight Tourist Attractions For The Whole Family

When deciding where to go on a family holiday, the Isle of Wight is always a popular choice and it is fair to say that the island has so much to offer families, or big groups of friends. You can guarantee that no one will be bored when you choose the Isle of Wight as...

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The Island’s biggest, award-winning scare event returns this October!

Terror Island, with three epic scare mazes is the ultimate night out this October! Running on five select dates from 22nd - 31st, the event will really give you something to scream about this Halloween! Having scooped the ‘Best New Event’ award from internationally recognised awarding body ScareCON, for their first instalment back in 2019,...

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Our Guide To Glamping On The Isle Of Wight

The Isle of Wight really does offer every conceivable kind of holiday accommodation for the modern-day tourist, and there is something for absolutely everyone on the Island. If you’re interested in booking self-catering accommodation this year then instead of looking at holiday cottages or caravans, why not try something slightly different and book a glamping...

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Shopping on the Island

Whether you’re on a self-catering holiday, or are staying in a hotel, you will need to do a little shopping at some time during your stay on the Isle of Wight. Even if it’s just for sun-tan lotion or a gift for your mum. Here is our guide to shopping on the Island. Supermarkets The...

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Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight Accommodation

For many, when deciding where to go on holiday, it is important that they’re able to take their four-legged friend with them. Thankfully, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to visit if you’re wanting a dog friendly holiday and with lots of incredible woodland walks and amazing sandy beaches, you can guarantee that...

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The Best Locations For Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages

It is fair to say that the Isle of Wight is one of the most popular holiday destinations here in the UK and if you’ve ever been to the island before then you will understand why. There really are so many things to do and places to see when you’re visiting the Isle of Wight...

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Rare baby eagle arrives at Robin Hill

 INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE UK’S LARGEST BIRD OF PREY UP CLOSE ‘The eagle has landed’ at one of the Isle of Wight’s biggest tourist destinations 10-month-old White-tailed Sea Eagle named Chief has been welcomed to Robin Hill, one of the Island’s leading nature and visitor attractions, set in 88-acres of rolling parkland. White-tailed Sea Eagles...

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Beginners Guide To Isle of Wight Hotels

Whilst there are so many different accommodation options available on the Isle of Wight and you can stay in a range of unique locations, for many, when organising their trip, they will want to find a hotel to stay in. Often, when wanting a relaxing trip with leisurely lay-ins and room service, there is no...

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Best Isle of Wight Restaurants With A Sea View

Many people do a lot of research before booking a holiday and you can almost guarantee that one of the things they will look into is the different places you can eat near the accommodation they’re considering. Thankfully, due to the size of the Isle of Wight, when you’re staying anywhere on the island, you...

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A Complete Guide To The Isle of Wight Ferry Crossing

When arranging transport to a holiday destination, one of the first things that springs to mind is booking flights. The vast majority of the time when travelling across the English channel, or any other ocean/sea, many will opt to fly and it is often seen as the quickest way to get from one place to...

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit The Isle of Wight?

When arranging any trip away, there will be many different factors that influence your decision on the time of year you’re looking to visit the holiday destination you’re interested in. Of course, some of these things will be personal to you, such as your work schedule, but others will be out of your control and...

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Top Options for Great Isle of Wight Self-Catering Holidays

Self-catering holidays can be anything you want them to be. It can be a way for a family to save a little money as they make their picnics and dinners, but you can also find luxurious apartments and cottages that offer this freedom too. Whatever your budget you can have a great Isle of Wight...

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The Best Isle of Wight Caravan Parks For You To Enjoy

The Isle of Wight is an incredibly popular destination for families and many enjoy spending a week or two on the island exploring the beautiful beaches and visiting the amazing attractions. When choosing to come to the Isle of Wight, especially in the summer months, holiday/caravan parks are one of the most popular accommodation options...

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Top Tips For A Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight Holiday

When booking a holiday, many will choose to stay in the UK so that it is easier for them to bring their four-legged friends with them. There is no denying that dogs really are part of the family and you can guarantee that they will enjoy exploring somewhere new just as much as everyone else,...

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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...

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Some Great Pubs on the Isle of Wight  

The UK has some fabulous pubs all over the mainland and its islands, and a good number of those are on the Isle of Wight. So whether you are looking for an Inn to stay out, somewhere that serves great food, a pit stop in between the attractions or you want to have a little...

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Island Roasted Artisan Coffee from the Isle of Wight

Before I sat down to write this article, I made myself a coffee with Island Roasted ‘Mocha Blend Espresso’ beans. Our cat Aslan, sat annoyingly on top of everything as cats do but he gets away with it. Cat and coffee alongside, I was ready to write.     Possibly the most popular way to...

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Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine offer discount to Island children!

Two of the Isle of Wight’s largest tourist attractions are offering Isle of Wight school children and Youth Offers an exclusive opportunity to visit the parks this October. The sound of laughter and children enjoying themselves at both Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine has been a welcome familiarity for the parks this summer. With many...

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Enjoy 20% off Hovercraft with Hovertravel

Take flight on the world’s only passenger hovercraft service and fly to the Isle of Wight In just 10 minutes! Enjoy 20% off standard adult & child fares with promo code HTIOW20 - Click here to book Terms & Conditions Discount valid on standard adult & child day returns, singles & period returns. Valid for a...

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Top Foods you Must Try when you Visit the Isle of Wight!

While there are a lot of adventures to be had, things to look at and places to explore on the Isle of Wight, it is also a great place to visit for the food you find there. As well as some of the best fish and chips you will find, there is some amazing local...

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HALF TERM HAPPINESS WITH CLASSIC COTTAGES

  HALF TERM HAPPINESS WITH CLASSIC COTTAGES Half term happiness With the glorious sunshine set to stay and the arrival of those much-anticipated long summer days, May is a great time for the whole family to get away and explore. With just two weeks until the start of the school holidays, we are offering up...

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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...

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Isle of Wight Flavours – Isle of Wight Cheese Co

            I first met Richard about 10 years ago when I was working at The Hambrough in Ventnor. We went up to the dairy for the day and Richard kindly gave us a tour and explained how the cheese is made. At the time the equipment was limited and everything...

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Can you Escape the Island’s ‘Lost Crypt’?

Aspire Ryde’s new ‘Lost Crypt’ Escape Room is the newest, most exciting and challenging entertainment experience on the Isle of Wight. The 60-minute timed game is the UK’s first live Escape Room set in a real Church Crypt and is one of only two Escape Rooms on the Island. As the time counts down, small...

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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...

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The Most Luxurious Hotels On The Isle Of Wight

  Whilst many who come to the Isle of Wight specifically to explore the Island will be happy to book a campsite or a holiday park as simply a place to sleep after a busy day, others will be looking for something more luxurious. If you’re likely to spend more time at your accommodation, then...

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Rum & Reggae Festival – Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven is hosting the Rum & Reggae Festival on Saturday the 25thof May from 1900 to 2300. Described as a ‘Rum journey around the world’ with hosts Reggae Sound System there will be music, carnival performers and, of course, Jamaican food and special craft rums. A quick search will find the Facebook page...

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Jack Up’s all set to bring back the good times this summer!

With the lifting of all legal restrictions on19th July, the Island’s community retro festival is ready to re-open its gates this August enabling Islander’s to reunite with friends and family in a safe, outdoor environment. Centred around feel-good music from the 80’s and 90’s, there’s guaranteed fun for all the family! Now in its eighth...

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The Best Places To Stay On The Isle Of Wight In Winter

  It is fair to say that sometimes a holiday during the winter months can be more needed than it is during the spring or summer. As the weather turns colder and the dark nights start drawing in, having a break from standard day-to-day life is a brilliant way to help you beat the winter...

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Isle of Wight Deer Farm

    Their tagline ‘natural farming for all to enjoy’ sums up Juan and Begonya’s philosophy beautifully. As we arrived at the Deer Farm in Carisbrooke we were amazed by the stunning grounds in front of us. We turned into the drive from the road and the hedge cleared, revealing green lawns and natural beauty...

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Where Are The Best Pubs On The Isle Of Wight?

  It is fair to say that the UK is renowned all over the world for its pubs and they really are a huge part of British culture nowadays. Whether people are wanting a couple of pints after work on a Friday night or a roast dinner on a Sunday afternoon, they will head straight...

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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...

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POLAR is back at Robin Hill this Christmas

  The festive story of POLAR continues this winter with selected evenings of magical Christmas delight from 4th – 23rd December. From the Walk of Wonder and beautifully illuminated ancient woodland to immersive walk-through experiences like the POLAR Hollow, it’s this Christmas’ must-see experience! Bounce into Jungle Heights for the most epic Treetop Snowball Fight,...

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Crockers Farm – Cowes Milk

        Cowes Milk is run by the Bradley family - parents Paul and Mary and their four children Julie, Rose, Jack and Lucy, supported by son in law Martin and local lad Cain.     Paul and Mary started the dairy back in 1981 with the purchase of 18 cows all milked...

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MAKE EVENINGS COUNT THIS MAY HALF TERM AT BLACKGANG CHINE AND ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK

MAKE EVENINGS COUNT THIS MAY HALF TERM AT BLACKGANG CHINE AND ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK As the warm and bright evenings are heading our way, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill are heating up the entrainment for the whole family until late on selected dates throughout May Half Term. Sundown at Blackgang Chine until 9pm Yeeeehaaww!...

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Groot to meet you! ONLY at the Monkey Haven

  Groot to meet you! ONLY at the Monkey Haven Monkey Haven’s new baby owl – named Groot – is now ready to meet the public, so fly by and say hello this half term! The Eurasian Eagle Owl will grow into a giant bird of prey with a wingspan of nearly 2m. But for...

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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...

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The Best Isle Of Wight Hostel Accommodation

  People choose the Isle of Wight as their holiday destination for a number of different reasons and it is fair to say that it is undeniably a brilliant place to visit all year round. One of the best things about the Isle of Wight is that it is a suitable location for any budget...

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Luxury Places To Wine and Dine – Mrs. E’s Luxuries

What I love most about going for something to eat or drink on the Isle of Wight is that anywhere you go they serve local produce to an excellent quality. The Isle of Wight have a feel within their restaurants and cafes that differ from your average place to have a meal. Here are my...

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Our Guide To The Best Animal Attractions On The Isle Of Wight

  The Isle of Wight is undeniably a brilliant holiday destination for families and there are so many amazing family activities you can do with children of all ages on the Island. Whether you’re wanting to head to the beach and have a go at some water sports or if you’d prefer to stay on...

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Isle Of Wight Restaurants On A Budget

  There are a number of incredible places to eat on the Isle of Wight and when visiting, holidaymakers will usually visit lots of different eateries throughout the duration of their trip. From quirky cafes and tea rooms to traditional British pubs, no matter whether you’re heading out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will...

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Isle of Wight Accommodation For A Winter Getaway

Whilst every year many will book holidays for the spring and summer months, there are actually so many benefits to organising a winter getaway too and you don’t necessarily need to venture far from home. Simply coming to the Isle of Wight for a long weekend as the weather turns colder can help you to...

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Where To Stay On Your Self Catering Isle Of Wight Holiday

  Planning an Isle Of Wight holiday is undeniably exciting and whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, there will be so many amazing things to do and places to see on the Island. Of course, when you’re organising a holiday, one of the first things you will need to arrange is accommodation and thankfully,...

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Katie Melua at the Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill

The valley at Robin Hill, home of the very first Bestival, was the perfect setting for the ‘socially distanced’ Woodland Sessions last weekend, the very weekend that would have been the IW Festival if it hadn’t been for the government’s Covid restrictions. And on the second night, Friday 17th July, Katie Melua chilled everyone out...

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Warm Places

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Awards Flying in for the Island

The Isle of Wight has been voted as one of the top 25 ‘Bucket List’ staycation destinations to visit this summer by Big 7 Travel. Added to this Shanklin Beach was voted one of the UK’s top 20 beaches in a survey by WWF-UK and Sky Ocean Rescue and Freshwater Bay reached the top 30...

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How To Plan One of The Best Isle of Wight Activity Holidays

People go on holiday for many different reasons and whilst some may be wanting a relaxing break from their stressful day-to-day lives, others will be wanting an exciting activity holiday. Thankfully, somewhere like the Isle of Wight is able to meet all types of holidaymakers needs, so it doesn’t matter what you’re wanting to get...

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Movie History on the Island

This makes us want to "zig-a-zig-ah!" Has anyone yet to visit the famous Spice Bus on the Island? It's changed location a few times, but is has been situated at Island Harbour Marina since 2014, where you can take a look at the historic movie prop. The actual Spice Bus from the Spice Girls’ 1997...

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Best Museums

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Delicious Food

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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 – An interview with John Giddings

Going Live I loved your quote about cancelling the Isle of Wight Festival over your dead body.. “And I don't intend to die in the near future, fingers crossed.” Is this going to be the first concert you put on this year? “Um yes, because my wife has been doing the Covid testing at the...

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Which Isle of Wight Cafes Should You Visit?

  When visiting the Isle Of Wight, even if you have self-catering accommodation, it is likely that you will want to eat out at least once. Thankfully, the Island has some of the best places to eat on the south coast and it doesn’t matter whether you’re wanting a three-course meal in a fine dining...

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New Smuggling Trail Launched

The Isle of Wight has a rich smuggling history that goes back hundreds of years, and many Island families were involved in the import of illicit goods, mainly brought by boat from France. These were especially ‘tubs’ of brandy and fleeces of wool. Niton, and the villages closest to the southernmost point of the Island,...

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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,...

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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....

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The Best Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages To Stay In

  When visiting the Isle of Wight, it is fair to say that there are some amazing accommodation options available to choose between. From unique glamping tents and lodges to classic hotels and b&bs, no matter what you’re looking for, you can guarantee that there will be many brilliant places to book.   Thankfully, there...

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Up… Up…Up and Away!

I think we're gonna need a bigger basket! It has taken me a few days to write this... because I am still on Cloud 9! Last Friday (28th May), isleofwight.com were given the opportunity to not only take photographs of this wonderful event happening at Robin Hill, but to also take a flight. Yes -...

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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...

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16 Fantastic Facts about the Lovely Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an amazing place. It goes far beyond being just a place to visit for its beaches, though that is fair enough. There is a lot of history, mystery and things to explore and do. Here are 16 fantastic Isle of Wight facts. We are sure we have a few here...

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Tipsy Wight

  Whilst I normally use fresh produce as the highlight ingredient for the isleofwight.com flavours blog, this time I’ve taken a slightly different route. My partner first discovered Medham Farm when she was searching for some local honey to improve her hay fever symptoms. We soon realised that the owners of the farm; Ruth and...

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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...

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Dads Go Free at the Monkey Haven

Great News from the Monkey Haven We’ve got some great news for all you Dads out there! No, we’re not offering a special deal on power tools. And no, we’re not giving away free sheds with every cup of tea. But what we can offer you is completely FREE admission to Monkey Haven to celebrate...

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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....

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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 Review

Everyone I spoke to agreed that this year’s IW Festival was the one they had enjoyed the best of all of the IW Festivals since 2002, and why was that? Because it happened at all!!! In a climate of Covid paranoia, and within an atmosphere of fear, John and Caroline Giddings fought tooth and nail...

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The Royal Returns…

The Isle of Wight’s Premier 4* Hotel has reopened Today (Tuesday 14th July 2020) The Royal Hotel, the Isle of Wight’s Premier four-star luxury hotel has reopened its doors. Although it may be a little different to the norm, guests can still expect a high-level experience and carefully crafted, locally sourced award-winning food once again....

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Great news for Jack Up The Summer Event

We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to announce that we have been awarded lifeline funding thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure our much-loved festival, Jack Up The Summer, has a bright and sustainable future. This funding will allow us to continue...

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Fun Rainy Day Indoor Activities On The Isle of Wight

  You always keep your fingers crossed for nice weather when you go on holiday, but when you’re staying in the UK you can almost guarantee that you will get at least one overcast or rainy day when you’re away. Whilst the Isle of Wight claims to be one of the sunniest places in the...

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Jack Up The Summer is returning in August 2021

Party people rejoice! Jack Up The Summer is back, for the 8th year running, returning as always in its usual slot on the second weekend in August 2021. And because everyone needs something to look forward to, ticket prices for the popular event have been frozen at this year's incredible value for money rates! Thousands...

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Quiz for Baby Box, IoW

A Fun Quiz is to be held on Wednesday the 10th of July at 19:00 at The Mill Bay, on the Esplanade in Ventnor. Teams of 6 or less, only £6 for a worthy cause, terrific view and great evening. Booking a must, call 852394.

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Top Campsites Around the Isle of Wight

There are a lot of great places to stay on the Isle of Wight including a variety of excellent Isle of Wight camping and caravan sites. While the popular areas of Ryde, Shanklin and Sandown have many of those, in this article we look at where else on the island you can go camping and...

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Famous people who have visited the Island

    The late HRH Prince Philip, has been a frequent visitor to the Island Photo: Macaulay Media   The Isle of Wight has been a magnet for famous people for almost 200 years. It was made popular in Victorian times, when Queen Victoria built her holiday palace, Osborne, and the movers and shakers of...

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Isle of Wight Staycations Expected This Summer

More good news for Isle of Wight tourism this week, as we’re coming up prominently in searches on holiday websites. Searches for holiday destinations have shot up since the government published the proposed steps out of lockdown, with many people favouring a ‘staycation’ rather than attempting to travel abroad this summer. Devon-based holiday company Cofton...

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Introduction to Dragonflies & Damselflies

iWatchWildlife are hosting this informal workshop with local expert, Jim Baldwin, taking place at Dinosaur Isle on Sunday the 14th of July, 10:30-13:00. No previous knowledge needed. There will be an outdoor element so sturdy footwear, long trousers and waterproofs should be taken. Free event although booking essential, email [email protected] with your details.

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What You Need To Know About Planning Romantic Isle of Wight Holidays

  There are so many incredible places in the world to visit when wanting to go on a romantic break away, from Rome to Paris, and it is fair to say that the Isle of Wight is one of them. Whilst you may not automatically think of an Isle of Wight holiday when you’re wanting...

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The Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill

                    Katie Melua & Tom Allen to appear at Robin Hill this July... Live entertainment and big stars return to the Island this summer at Robin Hill’s brand new event, The Woodland Sessions, running 15th - 17th July. The Woodland Sessions is a series of intimate...

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Appley Day

A day of fun stuff to do at Appley Park and beach – including Giant Bubble Making – Saturday the 22nd of June, 11:00 to 16:00. Hosted by Friends of Apple Park & Aspire Ryde. Even the weather looks promising!

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Sky High organisers issue local notice for hot air balloon flights

The countdown to the South Coast’s largest hot air balloon bonanza, Sky High Night Glow, is on! From August 20th - 22nd, Robin Hill will see magnificent hot air balloons fill the skies once more. After a record-breaking first instalment in May, Sky High Night Glow will return daily from 5pm – 10pm; with spectacular...

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A Pictorial Exhibition of the Village of Wroxall

Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23th of June, 10:30 to 16:00. The hall is open to everyone to chat, share memories, meet new friends. Taking place at Wroxall Community Centre.

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IW Embroiders meeting

Saturday the 15th of June at Arreton Community Centre, 11:00 to 16:30, there will be a ‘do your own thing’ session as well as mini workshops on making organza flowers and gold work. Contact the secretary, [email protected] or 524795. New members and visitors welcome.

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Choosing The Best Bed And Breakfast On The Isle Of Wight

When visiting the Isle of Wight, you will have a number of brilliant accommodation options to choose from, yet one of the most popular has to be a bed and breakfast. This traditionally British type of accommodation has been the first-choice for many visiting the island for decades now and there are a number of...

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Which are the best beaches on the Isle of Wight for you?

It is no secret that the Isle of Wight has some of the best beaches in the UK and many holidaymakers choose to visit the Island specifically for sea and sand. With 57 miles of coastline, no matter what you’re looking for in a beach, you can guarantee that the Isle of Wight will be...

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Bembridge Horticultural Society Members Show

Saturday the 15th of June sees Bembridge Village Hall hosting this annual show from 14:30 to 16:30. Everyone welcome. There will be exhibits, tea, homemade cakes, as well as a raffle, to be drawn at 16:30.

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The Best Family Dining Experiences On The Isle Of Wight

When booking a family holiday in the UK, the Isle of Wight is by far one of the most popular destinations and every year, families from all over will spend a week or two exploring the island. Often, when visiting the Isle of Wight, many of these families will choose to book self-catering accommodation and...

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Isle of Wight Flavours – Isle of Wight Mushrooms

So, what is a mushroom? We have all probably heard them categorized as a fungus, but is that a plant? Actually, it’s closer to an animal but mushrooms are in ‘their own kingdom’. How strange is that, an organism which is neither a plant nor animal? It seems that the mystery doesn’t stop there. There...

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The Tomato Stall

          The Isle of Wight has become famous for an abundance of fresh produce over the years, perhaps thanks to the warmer climate, business opportunities or the rolling countryside and seas. Even if you don’t live on the Island and you have not yet been, it is likely you will have...

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Talk on Maritime Archaeology & Lost Wrecks of WW1

Cowes Library is hosting a talk by the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum on Thursday the 20th of June, 19:00 to 20:30. Booking not needed, £2 entry, refreshments will be available.

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Why Is The Isle Of Wight Great For Shopping?

When you’re planning a shopping trip with your friends, it is likely that you will think of heading to London or another big city like Manchester, but many don’t realise that the Isle of Wight is actually a brilliant place for shopping. Simply get yourself a ferry ticket and book a hotel for a couple...

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Sandown Conservative Club – Family Afternoon

Sunday the 16th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, games for all the family. A great way to spend an afternoon if the weather is tedious.

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Isle of Wight Attractions To Enjoy In The Spring

The Isle of Wight is known for being a brilliant destination for a ‘staycation’ and instead of getting on a plane and travelling thousands of miles to somewhere exotic, many are choosing to simply book a ferry to the island instead. One of the main things that makes the Isle of Wight such a popular...

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An Artists Inspiration on The Isle of Wight

An Artists Inspiration on The Isle of Wight Hello there, I’m Julia Tanner and I’m a Mixed Media Artist. My Husband and I moved here 2 years ago from Essex. We’d been coming to The Island for holidays for years and fell in love with the spectacular landscape and the friendly people, every time we had to go home...

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Brading Community Archive Group

If you are interested in IoW history then pop along to the Brading Youth Club where a heritage event is taking place from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday the 15th & Sunday the 16th of June. There is a free exhibition of archive material, slide show talks at 3 pm each day and if...

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Jack Up to bring the swinging sixties to Shanklin this summer

A chance to escape back to the sixties this August! Owing to very popular demand, Jack Up Events are bringing back the good times with a very special ‘Jack Up The 60s’ evening at Shanklin Theatre on Friday, August 13th as they continue to celebrate all things retro. Multi-talented 5-piece band The Zoots will bring...

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What Are The Best Campsites On The Isle Of Wight?

When visiting the Isle of Wight, whether this is for a long weekend or a couple of weeks, it isn’t uncommon for people to bring their touring caravan, motorhome or tent. Instead of booking accommodation options like a hotel or a holiday home, they will book a pitch on a campsite instead and it is...

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Bonchurch Flower Festival until Sunday the 16th.

Bonchurch Parish Church is holding a ‘Beatrix to Harry’ themed flower festival, arrangements based on a scene from a children’s book. 10 am to 4 pm each day. Refreshments are available throughout the day. All proceeds to the very worthy Dementia UK’s IW Admiral Nurses and restoration of the church’s stained glass windows.

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Queen Victoria’s Island

Queen Victoria visited the island on various occasions before becoming queen. As a young girl she stayed at Norris Castle in East Cowes in 1831, when she was 12, and again in 1933, aged 14, with her mother. Mother and daughter visited attractions of the day around the island, including the Sand Rock Spring Hotel...

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Tritone Singers – Songs & Sonnets – Saturday the 15th of June

Taking place at Christ Church, Totland Bay, 7.30 pm, Songs and Sonnets: Music for a Summer Evening. A lovely prospect despite a stretch of the imagination for a ‘summer evening,’ sure the music will make up for the dreary weather. Tickets £8 on the door.

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Incarcerated Isle – Isle of Wight Prisons

  We all feel a little like prisoners at the moment, unable to go out of our houses, except to exercise and shop. But did you know that the island has one of the most notorious prisons in the country, HMP Isle of Wight, which over its history has housed a number of famous prisoners?...

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How to choose between Isle of Wight caravan parks or campsites

When arranging a holiday to the Isle of Wight, you will have plenty of accommodation options to choose from, yet many tourists will book a caravan park or a campsite. There are numerous benefits to doing so and whether you’re wanting a beach holiday or to escape to the countryside, holiday parks and touring parks...

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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...

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Grazed Knee Cider

    The first time I heard about Grazed Knee Cider was when I saw an advert on Facebook. They were ‘a-peeling’ to Isle of Wight residents for local apples to make their cider which they would happily swap for fresh apple juice. I thought it was a fantastic idea and sums up the Island...

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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...

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Swim The Wight Chilly Dipping March

Swim the Wight is a social enterprise that has been set up offering swimming experiences on the Isle of Wight. Profits will go to support those with mental and physical disabilities, health conditions or other disadvantage, to get into the sea and access the beaches around the Island.As the past year has been incredibly difficult...

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The best al fresco Isle of Wight restaurants you need to try

Now that the days are finally lighter and longer, and the weather is starting to get warmer, lots of holidaymakers here on the Island are wanting to enjoy their lunch or dinner alfresco. There really is nothing better than having a meal outside a restaurant on a beautiful summers day and it is no surprise...

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Music Festival – Newport

Sunday the 23rd of June – there will be a music festival at St John’s Church, Newport, 8am to 8pm. A lovely way to while away a few hours.

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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...

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Tennis in the Park – Sunday the 23rd of June

Taking place at Northwood House, there will be a tennis tournament in the afternoon, a hog roast at 6pm – what a way to spend a Sunday AND no washing up!  There will also be live music, all to raise funds for court resurfacing to continue the FREE Sunday afternoons tennis, including equipment.

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Ventnor Fringe unveils spectacular line up!

  The multi-award-winning arts festival, which features gigs, comedy and performances in pop up venues throughout Ventnor, will return for an extended 10 day edition from 23rd July - 1st August 2021. In recent years it has become an important testing ground for artists premiering new material, running in the lead up to Edinburgh Festival...

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What Are Some of The Best Isle of Wight Tourist Attractions?

It is becoming increasingly popular to stay in the UK for your holiday and one of the most amazing places to visit when booking a ‘staycation’ is the Isle of Wight. It goes without saying that the Isle of Wight has a brilliant reputation as a holiday destination, so no matter what age you may...

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Upcoming Isle Of Wight Events You Can’t Miss After Lockdown

The Isle of Wight is known for lots of things, from its 57 miles of breathtaking coastline to its tourist attractions like Osborne House and The Needles, and people visit the Island every year for lots of different reasons. The many events that are hosted here on the Isle of Wight also help to make...

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What Isle of Wight attractions are great for active families?

The Isle of Wight is a very popular holiday destination for families and every year, people will travel from all over the UK and even further afield to stay on the island for a week or two. One thing that makes the Isle of Wight so appealing to families is the fact that there are...

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6 & 7 July – IoW Steam Railway – the 1940s Experience

What could be better than to spend the day at the IoW Steam Railway including a fashion show, ‘House of Foxy,’ music galore, real ale and even a Spitfire! All this for £13 (adult), child 5 – 17 £6 (0 – 4 free) and a family ticket £32.

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A Bembridge Wander – Thursday 4 July

The Thursday Walk, including a drink stop and taking in, among other places, the Yarborough Monument, Bembridge Marshes and Culver Down. Starts at 10:30, is 6 miles and moderately difficult. Meet at the Crab & Lobster (PO35 5TR, SZ655872), Bus 8, contact Carol 875695.

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Any budding radio stars? Saturday the 6th of July

10 am to 12 midday – pop along to the regular, monthly coffee morning at Vectis Radio at the Riverside Centre in Newport – sea behind the scenes, learn about the award-winning 4Ps Training School. Community radio at its best! You may even find yourself on air!! Tea and biscuits on offer and a paltry...

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Check Out Our Favourite Island on their Webcam Streams!

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...

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Car Boot Heaven – Sunday the 7th of July

Sunday St Helen’s West Green Sellers FROM 8am No food or drink stalls Sunday Ryde By Ryde Superbowl Cars £6 from 09:30 Small vans £8 from 10:00 Transit size vans  10:00 £10 No food or drink stalls Sunday Tesco – rear car park Cars £5 from 2pm Vans £8 from 2pm Buyers from 2:30pm

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Why a farm stay should be your Isle of Wight accommodation choice

When you’re thinking of different places to stay on the Isle of Wight, it is fair to say that a farm probably isn’t the first option that springs to mind. Often, holidaymakers will think of staying in a beautiful hotel or a private holiday home and whilst there is no denying that these are both...

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Antiques & Collectables Fair – Sunday the 7th of July

St Mary’s Church, Brading – 10 am to 3 pm if you are looking for something to do this Sunday. Enquiries 07970 778088

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Sunday walk – 7 July

What better way to see the island than to participate in these lovely walks – Fishbourne Estuary, taking in Quarr Abbey and Newnham Farm – including a drink stop – a County Press Walk. Starts at 10:30, is a walk of moderate difficulty being 5 miles meeting at Firestone Copse Car Park in Wootton (PO33...

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Our Ancient Island – Barrows and Burial Mounds

  Discover the Isle of Wight’s ancient history by walking to the various barrows, or burial mounds, that remain here.   The Longstone The most impressive ancient monument has to be the Longstone above Mottistone Manor. This site is thought to date from the Neolithic (New Stone Age) era and archaeologists believe that the Longstone...

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Must-Visit Isle Of Wight Restaurants For Special Occasions

  It isn’t uncommon for people to book a holiday to celebrate a special occasion, whether this is a big birthday, an anniversary or any other memorable life event, and spending some time with your nearest and dearest in a beautiful location is undeniably a brilliant way to celebrate. When looking for the perfect holiday...

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The Green Barn – Isle of Wight Dairy Goats

  My first experience of goat’s milk was when I was camping with my Dad at about 8 years old in the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed in a field adjacent to a farmhouse and in the morning were invited to help milk the goats. As an 8 year old, this was extremely novel, so obviously...

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Fishing Guide to the Isle of Wight

  The Isle of Wight’s 64 miles of coastline has some of the best fishing in the country. Almost all the sea and freshwater fish that can be found in UK waters can be found on the Island's record lists.   When to fish Although a year-round fishing destination the Isle of Wight’s slowest months are...

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Grand Russian High Tea Book launch raises over £1,000 for Island charities

Hosted by Lady Cheshire and Lady Grylls, a Grand Russian High Tea at the Royal Hotel was to launch Stephan Roman’s new book ‘Isle and Empires’ and to raise money for Mountbatten and Dementia UK Admiral Nurses IW. Guests were greeted with a Russian Spring Punch cocktail, made with Mermaid Salt Vodka courtesy of the...

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The Best Ways To See The Needles On The Isle Of Wight

  Whilst the Isle of Wight has a number of popular tourist attractions that people from all over the world will come to visit every year, it is fair to say that by far the most famous attraction is The Needles. In case you don’t know, The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks...

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Isle of Wight Activities For Adults

  Whilst the Isle of Wight is undeniably the perfect destination for a week away with your children, it can also be a brilliant place to go if you’re wanting a trip away with friends. Lots of groups of adults will head to the Island every year to experience everything it has to offer and...

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A short history of Blackgang Chine

  When Alexander Dabell acquired Blackgang Chine in 1842 it was a unique and picturesque chine leading down to the beach, and he knew that Victorians would love to visit this atmospheric coastal location. Amazingly, the amount to which his land extended was decided upon his ability to throw a stone, with the agreed the...

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Our Guide To The Best Isle Of Wight Accommodation For Families

  Every year during the school holidays, lots of families will come to the Isle of Wight for their summer holiday and it is undoubtedly the perfect location for a summer getaway with your children, no matter how old they may be. There are so many things to do and places to see on the...

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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...

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Announcement: Blog Collaboration – Mrs. E’s Luxuries

This is a very exciting moment! Hello everyone, my name is Louise, also known as Mrs. E’s Luxuries; a blogger and instagrammer from the mainland, sharing the luxuries I find through lifestyle, home, wining & dining, weddings, and of course the Isle of Wight. I would like to thank Kevin, the top man of isleofwight.com,...

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The Island Opens Up

Most of the Island’s attractions will be open by the end of May 2021 and some have been open since the end of March. Here’s our guide to when and how each attraction will be opening up for you. Remember, however, the rule of six, use sanitizer, keep your distance and wear masks in indoor...

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“Hey, what’s wrong with you?”

Two more 90’s acts have been confirmed as joining East 17, Republica, 911, Space and Noasis for this year’s Jack Up The Summer’s eagerly anticipated ‘90’s Day.’ Italian Eurodance band Livin’ Joy who were best known for their nineties hits ‘Dreamer’ and ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ will be joining festival favourites Phats & Small on stage...

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Jack Up The Weekend Easter Event Postponed

Message from the organisers: We’re sorry to advise that owing to technical reasons outside of our control the two concert nights due to take place this coming Easter weekend at Medina are to be postponed and rescheduled to a date (to be confirmed ASAP) this coming Autumn. We are passionate about ensuring the best possible...

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Friday Night News for Jack-Up the Summer

Festival organisers have announced details the Friday night event for this year’s Jack Up The Summer. ‘ULTIMATE SKA WARS’ on Friday 9th August 2019 will feature the Island’s very own Ska’d for Life going head to head with the mighty Bad Manners! Speaking of the evening event for which tickets go on sale this Friday,...

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The sky’s the limit at Robin Hill

The sky’s the limit at Robin Hill Did you spot the hot air balloon in the sky this morning? The team from Robin Hill are preparing for the brand-NEW event this May half term, Sky High. The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky High, takes place from the 27th...

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YOU ‘GOTTA ROLL WITH IT THIS SUMMER

Expect a supersonic show of all the very best Oasis anthems when Noasis, the definitive tribute to Manchester’s supergroup Oasis pull out all the stops at Jack Up The Summer’s ‘90’s day’ this August. Formed by die-hard Oasis fans back in 2006, the five-piece band has toured extensively and with over 600 performances to date...

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VENTNOR FRINGE CELEBRATES 23rd – 28th July

VENTNOR FRINGE CELEBRATES 10th Anniversary 23-28th July 2019.  Local live Music Promoters The Isle Of Wight Venue Campaign returns with stellar guest performances.  An impressive rolling review of award-winning contemporary Arts is coming down the Tracks again. The vibrant, Cultural collision, that showcases at many rural pop-up venues, transforming the townscape of Ventnor. The youthful, invigorating,...

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Secure your summer holiday for just £30

Secure your summer holiday for just £30 Our friends at Classic Cottages have a great offer for people looking to secure a holiday in the summer of 2019. Secure your summer holiday for just £30 The old British summer holiday; working to your own timetable and living in luxury in a holiday home-from-home. And you can...

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Space to Appear at Jack-Up the Summer

‘FEMALE OF THE SPECIES’ ACT SPACE TO APPEAR AT JACK UP THE SUMMER Cheeky 90’s Scouse outfit Space whose quirky, uplifting brand of indie-pop has produced many smiles as well as some irresistible tunes, are back with a vengeance! The band will be heading to the Island this August to perform at Jack Up The...

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Robin Hill’s electric woods attracts record-breaking visitors

Robin Hill’s electric woods attracts record-breaking visitors… … and there is still time to visit! Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient, has seen record-breaking visitors to this year’s innovative Chinese New Year celebrations. The event features impressive new lighting exhibits, a 12-metre long dragon procession, new interactive woodland light shows, traditional...

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Top Award for Monkey Haven

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MONKEY HAVEN We are so happy to announce that Monkey Haven has won a top award from VisitEngland for providing ‘outstanding experiences’ for our visitors. This week, we scooped the ‘Best Told Story Accolade 2018’ in the tourist board’s annual Visitor Attraction Accolades. This award is very sought...

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Jack Up the Weekend 19th – 20th April 2019

  Jack Up the Weekend JACK UP LAUNCHES SPIN-OFF EVENT Stand by to rock back to the 80s with Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam on Good Friday and Big Country on Easter Saturday and make it a Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Jack Up The Weekend is an exciting new spin-off event from the organisers...

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2019 Isle of Wight Music Festival

About Isle of Wight Festival Following one of the festival’s most successful weekends to date, the Isle of Wight Festival will return in 2019, taking place on 13 – 16 June 2019. The multi award-winning festival has a long history, and is world famous for its amazing variety of acts, mixing legendary artists with the...

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Discover the wonderful town of Ryde.

Discover the wonderful town of Ryde. Ryde is a ‘gateway’ to the Island and welcomes both the Fast Cat and the Hover Travel. Positioned on the north-eastern shore of the Isle of Wight, Ryde offers something for everyone.  Its’ level access golden sandy beaches which stretch out into the Solent at low tide have attracted...

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Sensational Shanklin News Letter

Sensational Shanklin News Letter Take a look at this weeks newsletter featuring the SENSATIONAL SHANKLIN and what you can expect when you visit this great resort. Shanklin is one of the premier resorts on the Island and offers everything from golden sandy beaches and picturesque coastline to pretty thatched cottages and clotted cream teas. Situated in...

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Sandown Secrets

Sandown Secrets Newsletter Have you seen our newsletter for Sandown?  Take a look at what is waiting for you? Sandown lends its name to the beautiful bay which stretches out in front of the golden, sandy beaches which have the towering white cliffs of Culver to the north, the sandstone cliffs of Dunnose and Luccombe...

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We need isleofwight.com member offers for Christmas and the New Year

We are desperately looking for Special Offers and Deals from our isleofwight.com members, so that we can start promoting them to the outside World to get as many “Bums in Beds” as possible. There will be a special section promoting what is available to tourists through the season, so make sure that you are on...

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The Gruffalo Visits Tapnell Farm

The Gruffalo visits Tapnell Farm Park for their Wild Woodland Weekend Tapnell Farm Park are inviting you to take a stroll into the deep dark wood this Autumn, with an appearance from The Gruffalo at their Wild Woodland Weekend on November 10th and 11th. The Gruffalo, the mythical monster who stars in Julia Donaldson and...

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A Walk Between the Folly and Island Harbour

A Walk Between the Folly and Island Harbour Sunday 7th October. What a cracking day we woke up to this morning after such a terrible day weather wise the day before.  We got up and had breakfast and decided to make the most of the day by going on one of our favourite walks between...

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Wedding Proposal at the Orchards Holiday Park

Wedding Proposal at the Orchards Holiday Park The staff and guests at The Orchards Holiday Park Newbridge, Isle of Wight, were treated to a rare event when returning camper Jonathan Palmer 30, decided to propose to his long term girlfriend Rachel Hughes, also 30,  beside the outdoor heated pool. Jonathan met Rachel when they were...

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Discover Sandown on the Isle of Wight

Discover Sandown on the Isle of Wight Sandown on the Isle of Wight is located in the sheltered and popular Sandown Bay. Sandown sits towards the north of the bay, flanked to the north by the stunning cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Down, which is great for walking. The town is known for its golden...

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Archimedes Super Yacht Visits East Cowes

Well, last night (19th August) Mrs isleofwight.com and junior decided to go looking for Pokemon around the metropolis known as East Cowes – a past time that I am less than enthusiastic about, preferring to catch-up on the weeks soaps from the comfort of my sofa. About an hour and a half later they returned...

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2018 St Helen’s Fort Walk Isle of Wight

The St Helen’s Fort Walk 2018 The dates for the 2018 St Helen’s Fort Walk have been released.  It is Monday 13th August and walkers are expected to meet at around 17:45 to start the walk. This is a very rare occasion where the tide recedes far enough to reveal a shingle and gravel bar...

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Introducing Isle of Wight Dog Holidaycare

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Isle of Wight Festival: The old and the new

  Isle of Wight Festival – The old and the new Whether you love or hate the Isle of Wight Festival the old and the new, the excitement is already reaching fever pitch for this year’s extra special 50th Anniversary event and the countdown clock is on. Its global success now hails this incredible event...

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Isle of Wight Hotels for every budget, have you stayed here yet?

  Isle of Wight Hotels for every budget, have you stayed here yet? The Isle of Wight offers an excellent range of Hotels to suit all budgets.  Have you stayed here yet? Get packing! You will find fabulous hotels throughout our glorious Island,  in both stunning seaside locations with views across the sparkling water to...

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SPOTLIGHT on Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin is where thatched cottages meet golden sand and are one of the most popular destinations on the Isle of Wight for traditional seaside holidays. The golden sandy beaches have safe bathing water and currently holds a seaside award, the beach stretches for miles and visitors can walk from Shanklin to Sandown via the beach....

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SPOTLIGHT on COWES

Cowes is a fantastic holiday town located on the very northern tip of the Isle of Wight, perfect for couples and group holidays, along the towns pedestrianized High Street you will find a wealth of speciality shops, art galleries, and boutiques. The seafront is never more than a moment away, and a short walk will take you to the Esplanade...

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SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor with its ‘micro-climate’

Ventnor makes for a great holiday destination, the town was popular during the Victorian era when it was renowned as a health resort due to its micro-climate. The town has been expanding over the past few years with new restaurants, shops, and bars being opened as well as some great holiday accommodation both in and...

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SPOTLIGHT on Newport, our capital!

Newport is the shopping centre of the Isle of Wight and considered by most to be the Islands capital. Here you will find the majority of the large high street shops and supermarkets as well as some local boutique shops, delis, butchers and craft shops. The town square holds a regular farmers market on a...

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Newsletter – Hotels and B&B’s on the Isle of Wight this Easter

PLEASE SHARE Easter is fast approaching, so in this week’s newsletter we have put some calorie free tasters for you to tempt you to our beautiful Island.  If you would like to chat to somebody to help you choose where you are going to stay, please call 01983 520052. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ASK FOR A...

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FABULOUS ‘FOODIE-FRIDAY’ to you all!

Yay, it’s Friday – let’s celebrate and treat ourselves to some delicious food which we haven’t had to prepare ourselves and don’t have to worry about clearing away the mess created in doing so! Our glorious Island is positively overflowing with fantastic eateries so whether you enjoy ‘posh-nosh‘ or more ‘traditional pub grub’ to fill...

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Snowy Saturday…just!

My first eager peek out of the window this morning to check for more snow, I have to admit left me slightly heavy hearted.  So much has melted away now revealing the previously well-hidden rooftops and roads… way too much normality is returning! Kev has headed out to his appointments with extra zest, almost ridiculously...

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What a day on the Isle of WHITE!

What a wonderfully exciting day for so many and what a difference a little bit of snow makes to everything!  Just when I thought our glorious Island couldn’t get any prettier it has! I don’t know about you, I haven’t ventured out today (yet) but it has been delightful to see so many children (and grown-up...

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IT’S SNOWING on the Isle of Wight!

IT’S SNOWING on the Isle of Wight! Oh, my goodness, we have REAL snow on our beautiful Isle of Wight or should we call it the Isle of WHITE now! So exciting for us as we rarely get to enjoy the white stuff, I can imagine just how excited many of our ‘little people’ are...

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It’s a chilly one here today!

Having woken up to a frost which was so heavy first thing this morning, even our crazy-fool-puppy-dog Luke rushed straight back in from the garden, none of his usual frantic border patrol or warning barks (bless his heart, he does love to protect his ‘pesky humans’) but rather he opted for a very quick loo break...

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE

  HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE What have you got planned for this weekend?  I plan to take my (much loved and spoiled rotten puppy-dog) Luke for a lovely countryside walk, probably along Newtown but then again I might opt for a slow walk, way up to the ‘Pepper Pot’, which is well worth the effort (I’m...

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SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor Botanic Gardens

SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor Botanic Gardens   Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous ‘Undercliff.’ This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost...

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BEST WISHES FOR 2018 EVERYONE!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BEST WISHES FOR 2018 – Wishing you all a very enjoyable festive season and a healthy & prosperous new year. From us all at isleofwight.com

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JACK UP THE 80’s – PRESS RELEASE

JAKI SET TO JACK UP THE 80s! British Soul star Jaki Graham is the latest name to be added to what’s shaping up to be another crowd-pleasing line-up for next Summer’s Jack Up The 80s festival, which takes place on 11th and 12th August. Jaki has enjoyed chart success for more than 30 years with...

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LENDY COWES WEEK Eight days of incredible sailing and socialising!

It’s never too early to get excited about COWES WEEK DARLINGS 4th-11th August 2018! Eight days of sailing & socialising BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION HERE

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SPOTLIGHT ON LUCCOMBE MANOR HOTEL

Sister hotel to Luccombe Manor Hotel, which we “spotlighted” yesterday is the Luccombe Hall Hotel, which is owned and run by the Wells Family and has long since been associated with quality and high levels of customer service. Looking straight out to see and with a Squash courts, an indoor and outdoor pool, you will...

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SPOTLIGHT ON LUCCOMBE MANOR HOTEL

Well, when you are looking for a superb hotel for that special break or holiday treat, they don’t get much better than Luccombe Manor Hotel. Yes, it has lovely rooms, great facilities and food to die for, but it has one of the best views on the Isle of Wight, looking out across Sandown Bay...

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SPOTLIGHT ON COLWELL BAY BUNGALOWS

SPOT LIGHT ON COLWELL BAY HOLIDAY BUNGALOWS   Located on the West coast of the Isle of Wight these stunning holiday Cottage come fully equipped and furnished to a high standard and the park has great on site facilities to keep you entertained when you are not out exploring the stunning coastline of the island....

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Camerata Chamber Choir FREE EVENT

Free entry – all welcome. Enjoy the sublime sounds of the Island’s prize-winning chamber choir singing a wonderful selection of pieces spanning 500 years, in the lovely West Wight setting of Christ Church Totland. There will be a retiring collection Please click here to visit our website

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JACK UP THE 80’s – 2018 PRESS RELEASE

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BRING YOUR BELOVED DOG/S & HORSE/S on holiday with you to our glorious Island!

  IT’S WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY and really is time to treat yourselves and book a fabulous break to our glorious Island. PAWS & HOOVES are most welcome here as we have DOG FRIENDLY AND HORSE FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION (for horse friendly details) please email me direct ‘[email protected]’ for more information about the incredible multi-million pound facilities which...

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TAKE YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – TOP NOTCH ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES FOR YOU BOTH!

‘HOLA from Nispero’ who lives in Spain, he is dreaming of a FAB BREAK WITH HIS OWNER on the Island & we know just the place! TAKE YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – TOP NOTCH ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES FOR YOU BOTH!  Please email [email protected] for details.

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KARTING WITH BELLS ON!

Christmas is here! Christmas is just around the corner, and our range of Christmas products are now here. Choose from our festive race packages, or simply select a gift voucher for any amount between £15 and £200 to let them select their WightKarting experience. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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RE-LIVE YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES book a fantastic family break on our glorious Island

RE-LIVE YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES book a fantastic break on our glorious Island. STEP BACK IN TIME – Come and relive your wonderful childhood memories on our fantastic Island where you will still find miles and miles of sandy beaches, coves to explore and a treasure trove of exciting, fun things to do and everything...

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SEARCH OUR SPECIALS AND GRAB A BARGAIN BREAK NOW!

LOTS OF FABULOUS SAVINGS TO BE HAD SO YOU CAN BOOK NOW! Great deals including Christmas breaks, New Year & Easter, there are also savings to be had on bookings for next year so you can afford to treat yourselves to a fantastic and well earned break on our glorious Island – it’s always nice...

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SPOTLIGHT on Newbarn Country Cottages, Gatcombe

An ideal base for you to explore the our beautiful Island Newbarn lies in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  to the south of the small hamlet of Gatcombe in a secluded valley below the wooded slopes of the chalk downs which form the backbone of the island. Although consisting of only a handful of cottages, Gatcombe...

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Dine and Stay at the Royal Hotel, Isle of Wight from only £80 per person this November and December

Dine and Stay at the Royal Hotel, Isle of Wight from only £80 per person this November and December Feast on exquisite food with a selection of exceptional wines. Relax in our Classic double/twin room for two persons, 3 course dinner and a full English breakfast. Sunday- Thursday from £160 Friday and Saturday from £180...

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FAMILY FUN at Shanklin Theatre – DICK WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT

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WIGHT CHRISTMAS – WE HAVE A FANTASTIC FESTIVE SEASON at THE WIGHT, SANDOWN.

WIGHT  CHRISTMAS 2017 At the Wight  Christmas Programme Adult Rate – £460.00  Child Rates –     2   –   5 years—£120.00   6   –   9 years—£194.00                         10 –  14 years—£230.00   15 –  16 years—£350.00    Our 4 night Christmas Programme starts with Dinner on Saturday 23rd December, and ends with Breakfast on Wednesday 27th December. (3 lunches...

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS – NOW ONLY £25.95 PP at Rookley Park

GREAT DEAL ON CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS….Fancy a Christmas Party with great food, a fantastic atmosphere and BARGAIN overnight stays that mean everyone can party safely. NOW ONLY £25.95 is the cost of your fun evening and if you want to stay it is just £17.45 per person to stop in one of the Parks superb...

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ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES INTRODUCES A Showstopping 16th Century cottage! Must see… ‘COUTHY BUTTS’

‘Couthy Butts’ is a delightful 16th century cottage set amongst some of the most breath taking scenery on the Isle of Wight. Couthy Butts can be found hidden amid the sprawling countryside hills that is the South Wight. The last remaining 16th century Georgian cottage is characteristic of thatched roof and feature stone walls, a...

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FORTHCOMING OCT/NOV & DEC – FUN EVENTS at the ISLE OF WIGHT DONKEY SANCTUARY

PLEASE DO come and join us and meet all our family for some fun and festive days out this October, November and December We look forward to seeing you very soon.

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The Isle of Wight is VERY RELAXING says Grace (head of security at isleofwight.com)

The Isle of Wight is VERY RELAXING PLACE INDEED says Grace (head of security at isleofwight.com) who spends most of her days sleeping so thank goodness we still enjoy an extremely low crime rate here on our glorious Island!  Why not follow Grace’s lead and book yourselves a relaxing break NOW there is so much...

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SANDOWN NOVEMBER CELEBRATIONS EVENT

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Culinary hat-trick for The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel!

Culinary hat-trick for The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel! The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel has been awarded a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand for the third consecutive year. The Bib Gourmand, created by Michelin in 1997 in recognition of affordable and creative dining, is regarded as to be as noteworthy as the coveted Stars. ‘I...

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE HAVELOCK, SHANKLIN

SPOTLIGHT ON THE HAVELOCK, SHANKLIN The Havelock is ideally situated close to the very pretty  Shanklin Old Village and beautiful seafront, proprietors Dave & Ann look forward to welcoming you to The Havelock and make sure your stay is a relaxing and memorable experience.   We are an independent establishment, and we believe in a...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ROOKLEY PARK

  A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT ROOKLEY PARK Ideally located in the heart of the Isle of Wight in the village of Rookley making it perfect for exploring all the Island has to offer. With great on-site facilities Rookley Park will keep the whole family entertained during their stay with indoor and outdoor pools,...

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‘THE GURT COOK OFF RETURNS’ Isle of Wight Day’s recipe for success The event will take place at the Isle of Wight College on Monday 25th September  APPLY NOW TO ENTER.

‘THE GURT COOK OFF RETURNS’ Isle of Wight Day’s recipe for success The event will take place at the Isle of Wight College on Monday 25th September  APPLY NOW TO ENTER. Last year’s High Sheriff, Robin Courage, came up with the fantastic idea to celebrate Island life by holding an annual Isle of Wight Day....

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SPOTLIGHT on The Maclaran, Shanklin – ADULTS ONLY – Ferry inclusive – Late Deal/Short Breaks SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2017

ADULTS ONLY – Ferry inclusive -Late Deal/Short Breaks at The Miclaran, Shanklin Late Deal/Short Breaks   The Miclaran October Offer Discounted Room Rate-prices are for 2 people sharing a double or twin room Complimentary Cream Tea served on arrival between 2 & 4pm Full English breakfast or lighter option included All double/twin rooms have spectacular...

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THE ROYAL HOTEL – VENTNOR – PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

  PHOTOGRAPHY workshop 10 – 12 or 11 – 13 November | £485 Two-night stay in a classic double room for two inclusive of: Full English breakfast each morning 3 course table d’hôte dinner every evening Photography workshop and 2 course Royal set lunch – 11 November Return car ferry   11 November 10 am...

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SPOTLIGHT on THE FERNSIDE GUESTHOUSE, SANDOWN

SPOTLIGHT on THE FERNSIDE GUESTHOUSE, SANDOWN. Once an imposing Victorian family home, The Fernside is now a family-run Adults only (16+) Guest House with ten rooms, a lounge and bar area, dining room and guest car park. Guest Rooms The Fernside has ten comfortable rooms, all with en-suite, and with free WiFi, television with Freeview®,...

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE WIGHT, SANDOWN

The Wight in Sandown makes a perfect choice for your holiday or short break on the Isle of Wight, offering a great service, delicious food and fantastic facilities all within easy reach of the town and beach. A choice of 41 unique and comfortable bedrooms, varying in style and size from singles through to family...

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Stay 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in October @ The Swiss Cottage in Shanklin

Stay 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in October @ The Swiss Cottage in Shanklin Come and stay with us on our End of Season Offer between 30th September to 27th October 2017, Price for One person £111 or £180 including any car ferry booking or £222 or £290 including any car ferry booking. Enjoy...

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SPOTLIGHT ON A Farm Holiday RIGHT on the coast

Following the comments regarding our last newsletter and the feature photograph, we though we would share with you where it was taken from. Now farm holidays do not get much better than this and Grange Farm is located right on the coast, looking out to see across the beach and cliff tops.  It really is...

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Ventnor Botanic Garden -Botanic Lager Press Release August 2017

Botanic Lager Press Release Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight 8/8/17 Drink beer, Save the Garden   Ventnor Botanic Garden and brewing partner, Goddards Brewery, are pleased to announce the launch of a new beer in the Botanic series, a lager with a touch of Eucalyptus. Head Brewer at Goddards, Nigel Eldridge, explains, “I have...

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Welcome to holidaycottages.co.uk

Brand new member to isleofwight.com with 3 fabulous self catering properties to choose from. Providing first class service for over 25 years helping people find their perfect cottage holiday. Choose one of our Isle of Wight cottages to place yourself amongst the beautiful countryside and breathtaking coastline of England’s biggest island. Leeson House, Ventnor, Isle...

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Summer Sizzler Holiday Newsletter

Don't spend hours queuing at airports, pop on a ferry and sail to great break away with isleofwight.com 

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COMPETITION TIME with VIP Cottages

Here is your chance to win a FABULOUS Gold ipad by entering VIP Cottages photo competition.  All you have to do is press the link below and then enter your name, address and contact details and submit your favourite UK holiday snap. ENTER COMPETITION HERE Conditions apply and check out their website to find out...

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Exclusive Offer – FREE CAR FERRY to start the school holidays

Exclusive car ferry inclusive summer holiday offers to the Isle of Wight, stay in self catering holiday cottages with a choice of two great parks.

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Just the two of us.. Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter

Explore a selection of place to stay perfect for two on the Isle of Wight with the isleofwight.com holiday newsletter

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June Holiday Newsletter Isle of Wight

Our Latest Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter is now available to read online, packed with great offers and perfect places to stay so why not Jump into June with isleofwight.com

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A Trip out to Yarmouth

Now I have lived on the Island for forty years and one of my favourite towns has to be Yarmouth in the west.  It is exceptionally pretty at any time of year, but June and July are the best months in my opinion, because boats and yachts are venturing out on to the water from...

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Win a FABOULUS Holiday at Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

WIN a short break with Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay! Closing date: 31 May 17. Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park is perhaps the premier holiday park on the Isle of Wight and sits at the eastern most tip of the Island, sheltered by Bembridge Down and the White cliff of Culver.  The park has always offered excellent...

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Spotlight On – The Sentry Mead Hotel in Totland Bay

The Sentry Mead Hotel in Totland Bay Quality breakfast, relaxing atmosphere and tranquil surroundings make the Sentry Mead in Totland Bay a top destination for visitors to the west coast of the Isle of Wight. A stunning Victorian Villa not far from the beach with some great sea views, offering en suite comfortable rooms is...

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May Half Term Fun – Holiday News

Half Term is nearly here and there is still plenty of time to book a great stay on the Isle of Wight. This weeks newsletter is a fabulous guide to everything fun to do this half term on the Island with lots of fun activities, places to visit and some brilliant deals on places to...

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Shine on Shanklin, Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter May 2017

Shine on Shanklin Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter May 2017 From stretches of golden sandy beaches to the pretty thatched cottages of the old village there is so much to love about Shanklin on the Isle of Wight The golden sandy beaches have safe bathing water and currently holds a seaside award, the beach stretches...

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Last Minute May Breaks – Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter

  Last Minute Isle of Wight May Breaks Grab yourself a great last minute break to the Isle of Wight this May and June, we have some brilliant deals below to suite all tastes and budgets – but hurry they will go fast! Enjoy some fun packed events this May and June as the Island...

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‘Monkey University’ comes to Monkey Haven

Boffins from the University of Portsmouth will be on the Isle of Wight to tell visitors about their work with the sanctuary’s very clever Macaques - great family event

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MONKEY HAVEN IS ENGLAND’S TOP SMALL ATTRACTION

The Isle of Wight’s Monkey Haven has been named as the best Small Visitor Attraction in the country by tourism chiefs at VisitEngland. On Monday 24th April, the primate rescue centre was given the top spot in the 2017 Awards for Excellence at a ceremony hosted by comedian Sue Perkins at London’s Hilton Waldorf. A...

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Great offers on touring and camping and holiday caravans

The Orchards Holiday Park near Yarmouth is an award winning, family owned, holiday park with high quality facilities. The park is located in the West Wight countryside with amazing rural views in every direction making it a perfect place to relax and unwind. This Spring & Easter Orchards has some great offers on it’s Holiday...

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Eklectia – Find out more about this EXCITING new event.

Ekelectica is a brand new music festival which is being held in September at Robin Hill Country Park.  It promises to be an eclectic mix of music and there are some of the BEST tribute bands on for your entertainment. Set in the stunning heart of the Woodlands you’ll find the epicentre of electronic and...

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Spotlight On – Nettlecombe Farm

Nettlecombe Farm, nestled in a picturesque corner of the island and surrounded by beautiful South Wight countryside, is now popular with a wide range of visitors, who can participate in an impressive number of activities. Consisting of nine converted self-catering premises benefiting from several delightful rustic play areas, three coarse fishing lakes, a light and...

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Swing by the Monkey Haven this Easter

There’s so much to see and do including…    A FREE new awesome App for 2017. Follow trails, collect virtual bananas, get sneaky peaks behind the scenes and fun photo filters! Two great play areas for children (under 5s and over 5s). Fun events FREE booklet of Monkey Puzzles for kids. FREE Wifi. Colouring activities in...

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Last Minute Dinosaur Farm Easter Break

  Last Minute Easter Caravan Offers Come stay with us in the wonderful West Wight at Dinosaur farm holidays this Easter Available from April 8th 4 Nights Stays from only £250 or stay 7 Nights from only £260 We have six-berth caravans situated near to the farm bungalow, with rural views. They have three bedrooms...

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A Touch of Class…

A Touch of Class… Looking for that extra special accommodation for a romantic break or special occasion? We have listed a few fabulous place to stay on the Isle of Wight where you can relax and unwind in style and comfort. Go on, treat yourself….you deserve it! Above image is of the Nightingale Hotel in...

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Bring Man’s Best Friend on Holiday Too

Dog Friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight We have some great accommodation on the Isle of Wight, so if you want to bring your beloved pet on holiday too, the WHY NOT?  Nowadays, it does not mean that you have to stay in a tent in the corner of a camp site, we have...

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UP TO 30% off 2017 Holidays

Up to 30% off luxury breaks in 2017 at Woodside Bay Retreat These stunning locations are perfect for creating amazing experiences, whether it’s unwinding in the bubbles of a hot tub, enjoying a cycle along a woodland path, or seeking adventure. CLICK HERE to find out more

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LAST MINUTE EASTER BREAKS

  LAST MINUTE EASTER BREAKS Grab a Last Minute Easter break at this gorgeous pet friendly self catering cottage set close to a working farm in the village of Niton on the Isle of Wight. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms Dairy Cottage offers a traditional cottage holiday with all modern conveniences. Situated behind the original...

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Spotlight on The Clifton

The Clifton in Shanklin provides quality holiday guest accommodation from its cliff top location, offering amazing sea view and great service is is an perfect spot for a tranquil and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight Come relax in the lovely garden where you can also take advantage of the fabulous view, warm Isle...

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Spring and Easter Offers Newsletter for the Isle of Wight

Still looking for that last minute getaway or Easter escape? We have put together some great spring deals and Easter offers to help you out from self catering cottages to boutique hotels by the sea plus some great attractions and activities to keep you entertained during your stay on the beautiful Isle of Wight.  ...

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EASTER DEALS AND OFFERS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

EASTER DEALS AND OFFERS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT Easter is fast approaching and we want to share with you why the Island is such a great place to come and enjoy a holiday. Not only is the Island a haven for wildlife, but the scenery, rolling chalk downlands and fabulous sea views are a...

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Flash Sale at Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

FLASH SALE – THIS WEEKEND Quick… take advantage of Whitecliff Bays deal – this weekend only! In the spirit of the sun shining we thought you’d like to see hot weekend deal. But hurry, this offer ends Sunday! https://www.isleofwight.com/special-offer/flash-sale/

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Quality Holiday Accommodation at Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Spotlight On: “Leander” A luxurious, spacious family home sleeping 8 within the seaside village of Bembridge – now being offered at as much as 20% off the original price. Beautifully appointed, this 4 star awarded home has been recently renovated and extended providing a very desirable living lifestyle that extends to a landscaped garden perfect...

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Countryside Escapes on the Isle of Wight – Part 1

Well, Kate has been busy putting together the latest newsletter for isleofwight.com and this week she has highlighted the beauty of our countryside and some of the many accommodation providers that are nestled out in the country and just waiting for you. To see the latest newsletter, please CLICK HERE to find out more

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Carry on Glamping on the Isle of Wight

Glamping on the Isle of Wight Take a look at our latest newsletter for the latest craze of “Glamping” on the Isle of Wight.  We have put together all the best that is available for you on our beautiful Island, to try and tempt you to our shores. You can read the newsletter by going...

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Oh How the isleofwight.com Team LOVES their Food

Nightingale Hotel Restaurant, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Well, we love our food here at isleofwight.com and we have just had these pictures through from the Nightingale Hotel at Shanklin, which we just had to share with you. If you are looking for a great place to eat with classy surroundings, then give them a call...

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Spring Isle of Wight Car ferry inclusive Special Offers

Spring Isle of Wight Car ferry inclusive Special Offers 31st March – 13th May 2017 (excludes Easter 14th -17th April & 28th April – 1st May inclusive). Car ferry inclusive bed & breakfast – based on 2 people sharing a standard double room with en-suite, 3 nights @ £145.00 per person or 4 nights @...

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Great Offer for Camping and Touring Offer from the Orchards – Isle of Wight

Great new touring/camping offer you won’t want to miss! Available from 31st March 2017 Why not book a touring/camping holiday with your friends. If you book both holidays at the same time, providing the minimum spend is over £200, we will give you both £25 off the cost of your holiday. That is £50 discount,...

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Marvellous Entertainment Breaks at Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel – Isle of Wight

Marvellous March Entertainment Breaks Some of our great early 2017 offers to suit everyone’s tastes. And if you can’t find the offer you were looking for, why not visit our main Offers section on our website 03/03/2017 – 3 Night Breaks with 50s LIVE with Joey & The Jivers Was from £278pp – Now from...

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Cheverton Copse Holiday Park Isle of Wight – Spring Offer

SPRING OFFER 2017 Enjoy stays of 3 or 4 nights from only £179 For stays w/c 1st April – w/c 20th May 2017 This offer includes stays during the Easter Holidays & is strictly for new bookings only, and may be withdrawn at any time. Book now to secure the accommodation of your choice. Bookings...

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Dine and Stay Newsletter for the Isle of Wight

We have a real passion for food on the Isle of Wight, with an abundance of quality food and drink grown and produced locally, including the famed Isle of Wight Garlic, plump tomatoes, freshest fish, award winning ales and delicious Ice-cream to name but a few. It is no wonder people love dining out on...

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Read our Newsletter for February Offers and Events.

The Isle of Wight is just two hours from London and is waiting to welcome you to its’ shores. The Island has so much to offer, not only with great hotels, B&B’s, holiday parks and self catering accommodation, but the countryside scenery and stunning views will help you RELAX from the toils of a modern...

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New Members Welcome: Wight Coast Holidays

New Members Welcome: Wight Coast Holidays Specialising in providing quality self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight, Wight Coast Holidays is a family run business with years of valuable experience in the holiday sector, we are aware of the needs of our holidaymakers. Wight Coast Holidays work relentlessly to personally inspect all our holiday...

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Well Done – Another Award for the Isle of Wight Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven wins top tourism accolade We are delighted to announce that the Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight has just won Gold, by winning one of the biggest awards available within Tourism – a VisitEngland Gold accolade in the prestigious Visitor Attraction category. VisitEngland commented: “This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved,...

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New Members Welcome: Serenity

New Members Welcome: Serenity High on a cliff top, overlooking the English channel, surrounded by lush green grass, in one of the Islands most popular holiday villages, our mobile home Serenity offers everything that is perfect about that holiday at home. Located in the pristine Sandhills Holiday Park, one of the cleanest, smartest parks you...

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New Website Launched for the Right Toastmaster

We are delighted that the team have put together a new website for Peter Tautz AKA The Right Toastmaster. Peter, formerly from the Isle of Wight is now based on the mainland, but has kept close ties with us here at isleofwight.com as we have always managed his web hosting and website. It was our advice...

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Welcome to our new members Needles Pleasure Cruises, Isle of Wight

New Members Welcome: Needles Pleasure Cruises Offers 2 unique boat trips from Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight, taking passengers on short cruises for close up views of the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, plus panoramic views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay 1st April until 29th October 2017, 7 days a week. Put...

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New Members Welcome: High Down Inn – Totland

  The Highdown Inn and B & B is a beautiful example of a traditional country pub. Set in outstanding natural Isle of Wight surroundings complimented by a rich history across the West of The Isle Of Wight. All of our bedrooms are comfortably furnished and offer stunning uninterrupted views across the West Wight countryside....

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New Members Welcome: The Royal Hotel in Ventnor

New Members Welcome: The Royal Hotel in Ventnor Sitting close to the heart of the beautiful Victoria town of Ventnor and within a 3-minute walk of Ventnor Beach, The Royal offers that special touch for discerning guests and those special occasions, such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays. The Royal Hotel has been so called ever...

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Crabbing on the Isle of Wight is great fun and one of the things to do.

Well I found this picture of Crabbing on the Isle of Wight, so I just had to share it and embarrass my two boys who are now so much bigger.   Find out about my top tips for crabbing.   https://www.isleofwight.com/crabbing-on-the-isle-of-wight/ 

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Have a VERY SPECIAL New Year on the Isle of Wight

New Year marks a fresh start for most of us, with resolutions being made and promises to loved ones.  Why not make it extra special by coming to the Isle of Wight and treating yourselves – start the New Year as you mean to go on and CLICK HERE to find out what we have...

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Christmas Special Offers and Deals

Christmas is fast approaching and it can be such a stressful time, so why not treat yourself and your family to a FANTASTIC FESTIVE BREAK on the beautiful Isle of Wight.  Kate has been beavering away getting all the special offers in one place, so CLICK HERE the following link to find out more.

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Updated Flickr page for isleofwight.com

Hi there, ave been busy getting all of the beautiful photo’s that we have of the Island on our Flickr page.  ou can take a look too by going to https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?

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Sat Nav Guidance to the Hidden Isle of Wight

We are delighted to announce that “Turn by Turn” navigation is available for all of our listings on isleofwight.com.  This is a first for the Isle of Wight tourism websites and signals part of the £60,000 investment made in the website to deliver information to the site user easily and effectively. This is a major...

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November Holiday Newsletter for the Isle of Wight

Hi there, Have you seen our latest November Holiday Newsletter that has been sent out to our mailing list and across Social Media.  Well if not, you can take a look by CLICKING HERE Even though the summer is over and Christmas is fast approaching, there is plenty to see and do on the Isle...

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New Pictures of the Isle of Wight

we are delighted with pictures that we have received from people living and visiting The Isle of Wight.  I asked people to share them with site and Social Media users to show case the Island and encourage people to come and visit and I have to say that I have not been disappointed.  They are...

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Halloween is Fast Approaching

Halloween is fast approaching and I know that my kids are getting excited – one is 21. We here at isleofwight.com we have put together out latest weekly newsletter so that if you are thinking of taking a break on the Island, you can see the hotels, B&B’s, self catering and holiday parks that are...

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New Website NOW LIVE

Well, the new isleofwight.com website has now gone live.  The changeover took place in the early hours of Sunday morning and the move from one server to the the other went seamlessly. The new website works on a different technology and has been designed to be especially interactive with mobile phones and tablet devices.  Whilst...

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New Security for isleofwight.com

We are delighted to welcome Grace Daniells to the isleofwight.com team.  She has joined the company after a 5 year sabbatical as the new Head of Security. A specialist in her field, she weighs a whopping 75 Kilo’s and can’t wait to get her teeth sunk into the position, taking no prisoners who dare to...

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New Website

Well, it has been a week since I built the framework to the new website and I am delighted to say that we have now started to transfer the information from the old site to the new one.  Kate aka Smythers, has done really well getting to grips with the new control panel and I...

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