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20 Reasons to Love the Isle of Wight
20 Reasons to Love the Isle of Wight

Here are our top 20 Reasons to Love the Isle of Wight!

Fossil collecting- Isle of Wight Geology and Palaeontology
Fossil collecting- Isle of Wight Geology and Palaeontology

The Isle of Wight is a fossil hunter's paradise - Steven Sweetman describes the variety and high quality of fossils there are here.

Fly Fishing in association with Marvel Cottage
Fly Fishing in association with Marvel Cottage

Nestling in glorious scenery in the Medina Valley south of Newport are the Isle of Wight’s biggest and best stillwater fly fishing lakes. Stocked with full finned, fighting fit fish bred and reared for the fishery – no blunt-nosed, finless stockies here – the fishing is superb and until now one of the Island’s best kept secrets.

Red Squirrels
Red Squirrels

The Isle of Wight is one of the last places in the South of England where you can still see these endearing native creatures. Robert Oliver gives some facts and figures about them as well as some very attractive photographs.

The Isle of Wight At War
The Isle of Wight At War

Due to its strategic position near the entrance to Portsmouth and Southampton harbours, the Isle of Wight has been the focus of many a military invasion. Local author Fidelis Morgan marches briskly through the island’s bellicose history.

Smuggling and Piracy on the Isle of Wight
Smuggling and Piracy on the Isle of Wight

Topographically the Isle of Wight always has been a smuggler’s delight. Surrounded by water, with many rocky promontories to the south (great for wrecking), which also happen to overlook one of the busiest shipping lanes in the western world . . . .

Messing about on Boats
Messing about on Boats

While the Island’s interior has plenty to offer visitors, one of its beauties – particularly in the summer – is the fact that you are never more than a few miles from that infinitely versatile playground: the sea.

Bats on the Isle of Wight
Bats on the Isle of Wight

Bats are one of the most feared, intelligent – and threatened – species in Britain and they have their own hospital here on the Isle of Wight. Serena Allott talks to the couple who run it.

Annual Brambles Cricket Match
Annual Brambles Cricket Match

When the full or new moon hits its perigee, usually as summer becomes autumn, the spring tide hits an annual low and at this point the dreaded Bramble Bank – a vast sandbank on which many a vessel has run aground . . .

Fort Walk
Fort Walk

For at least half a century a growing throng of people have marked the lowest tide of the summer by trekking through the shallows from Ducie Beach off Bembridge to St Helens Fort, set some three-quarters of a mile out into the sea.

Golf Courses on The Isle Of Wight
Golf Courses on The Isle Of Wight

Despite its diminutive size, the Isle of Wight boasts seven golf courses. Two of these have 18 holes, several have stunning views and they all welcome visitors.

Literary Wight
Literary Wight

A romp through the Isle of Wight’s literary connections and associations, by author and novelist, Fidelis Morgan, who lives in Cowes.

Shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight
Shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight

Many of the Island’s most dramatic wrecks were carefully recorded and described by twentieth century Isle of Wight resident Fred Mew.

Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle

To understand the dramatic role the Isle of Wight had played in English history it is essential to visit Carisbrooke castle.

Isle of Wight Weather
Isle of Wight Weather

The Isle of Wight is one of the most southerly regions of the United Kingdom and enjoys the luxury of a milder climate and more sunshine than most other places in the UK.

Bed and Breakfast on the Isle of Wight
Bed and Breakfast on the Isle of Wight

Our bed and breakfast holidays on the Isle of Wight have everything for discerning visitors who really want to get away from it all in style.

Farm Holidays on the Isle of Wight
Farm Holidays on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the perfect destination for visitors who want to explore the great outdoors and enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle of the towns of this beautiful island retreat.

Ferries to the Isle of Wight
Ferries to the Isle of Wight

There are plenty of ways to get to the Isle of Wight, and all of them will involve getting a Ferry across the water to start your magical island journey!


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