The Isle of Wight

Easily accessible by ferry and situated in the azure waters of the English Channel, the Isle of Wight promises unique days of adventure and discovery for visitors of all ages. Often referred to as England in Miniature, the Isle of Wight offers captivating landscapes, 25 beaches, a diverse culture, and a rich history.

Travel to the Isle of Wight
Only 10 minutes off the South Coast by Hovertravel, as little as 22 minutes by Wightlink’s catamaran and from 30 minutes with Red Funnel.

Attractions on the Isle of Wight
Amidst the rugged cliffs and breath-taking scenery, the Isle of Wight is home to 50 different attractions, perfect for adventurers and explorers. Whether you are looking for a quiet day of discovery or an exhilarating day of fun, there truly is something for everyone.

Younger visitors will love Tapnell Farm where they can enjoy animal encounters, the adventure barn, jumping pillows, the incredible Aqua Park as well as a selection of other experiences.

Dinosaur Isle Museum is the perfect attraction for dinosaur lovers with a jaw dropping collection of 300,000 specimens, interactive exhibits and full-sized dinosaur reconstructions.

Alternatively, history and architecture buffs are spoilt for choice with a visit to the impressive Carisbrook Castle or Osborne (Queen Victoria’s much-loved home). Discover the incredible architecture as well as stepping back in time to when these venues were full of bustling life.

Be sure to view our full range of Isle of Wight attractions.

Wildlife and nature
The Isle of Wight offers a tapestry of rolling green hills, 23 stunning beaches and majestic cliffs surrounded by the sparkling waters of the English Channel. The island is also home to a variety of wildlife.

Over half of the island is protected, ensuring that the abundance of critters and creatures are safe in their natural habitats. However, visitors have the chance to get a glimpse of red squirrels, rare butterflies, and bottlenose dolphins. With birdwatching, butterfly and Sealife hotspots there are endless opportunities to experience the wildlife on the Isle of Wight.

Other reasons to visit
The island is a treasure trove of historic villages with winding streets, unique shops, and culinary delights. Whether you are coming for a day or longer, it is well worth setting time aside to explore this cultural wonderland.

Getting your daily dose of nature couldn’t be easier on the Isle of Wight, with amazing scenery and landscapes, there are miles of cycle tracks and forest trails just waiting to be explored.

Feeling hungry? The Isle of Wight is bursting with quaint pubs, authentic cafes and restaurants offering everything from delicious seafood to hearty meals and light snacks.

Where to stay on the Isle of Wight
There is so much to explore and enjoy on a visit to the Isle of Wight, many visitors choose to stay for more than a day. Thankfully, there are hundreds of places to stay including campsites, cottages and holiday parks depending on your budget and preferences. Choose to camp for a more rustic visit and immerse yourself in the Island’s natural wonders.

Alternatively, for guests who want a more indulgent getaway, stay in one of the beautiful cottages or hotels.

 

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