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 Tuesday where you can pick up Island produce from cheese and relishes to salad, fruit and vegetables.
As well as being a great place for shops the town is packed with interesting places to visit such as the Quay Art Centre, Museum of Island History and the Newport Roman Villa all of which are within walking distance of the town centre, dotted around the town you will also find some places of historical interest and modern sculpture’s
For those wanting to enjoy the lively town for a holiday or simple over on business, there are a number of bed and breakfasts in Newport along with Hotels and some great self-catering townhouses and cottages.
The town is also home to the Isle of Wight Music Festival which takes place every year in Seaclose park attracting thousands of visitors over the course of 4 days, the town is also full of some great bars and restaurants making it a great destination for the evening. For entertainment, you will find a multi-screen cinema, two thriving theatres the Medina and Apollo and host a number of fairs and events throughout the year.
Further out from the town you will find the Owl & Monkey Haven and towards the East, you will find Robin Hill Country Park and Gardens both of which are great places to take the kids for a day out.
The Islands main bus station can be found on Nelson Road, from here you can catch a bus to almost anywhere on Island making it a great base from which to explore the many attractions the Isle of Wight has to offer.