Destination: Isle of Wight
South coast Island with beautiful scenery, loads of history and lots to do
Isle of Wight Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing Isle of Wight
The island has 60 miles of spectacular coastline, with picturesque coves and beautiful bays of golden sand. Inland the countryside is just as stunning, with gentle rolling hills and little lanes to explore. With over 60 miles of cycle ways, the island is a dream for cyclists too. Apart from being one of the prime places for sailing in the UK, the island offers a plethora of sporting activities from fishing and golf to windsurfing and para-gliding. History lovers will enjoy Carisbrooke Castle, and most will marvel at the extravagance of Osborne House, built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The island is a short 10 minute journey by hovercraft or catamaran from Portsmouth, while ferries from Southampton and the New Forest take around 30 minutes. A train operates down the east side of the island enabling you to explore the beach resorts of Sandown and Shanklin, while a round the island bus service gets you further afield including the gorgeous bay at Ventnor, or to the western side of the island to Alum Bay and the Needles.
Want to visit Isle of Wight?
Region: South East England
Time to spend here: 1 -3 days
More Information: www.visitwight.co.uk
What's nearby? The whole island!
What transport do you recommend? The Island is reached via Ferry (or Hovercraft!) and regular buses and trains run around the island although a car is handy.
Did you know? A new species of cat-like dinosaur was discovered here in 1988. The 12ft long creature had murderous claws, razor sharp teeth and long hind legs on which it ran like the wind"