Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight


Situated just off the south coast of England and only 2 hours from London via ferry or hovercraft - the Isle of Wight is simple to get to and a wonderful holiday destination all year round to explore. 

Whether your holiday consists of walking through ancient forests and exploring spectacular downland, or discovering miles of award-winning sand and shingle beaches, rugged cliffs and hidden coves. The Isle of Wight is made for outdoor adventures. 

If thrill-seeking is your game, get active with one of the many outdoor adventures and watersports available on the Island, whether it be kayaking round a famous landmark, para-gliding over the site of the world’s largest ever music festival or climbing to the top of a tree and soaking up panoramic views of the Solent. 

If you love being by the sea, you will love the Island’s coastline. Boasting cliffs, coves, sandy beaches, secret inlets and hidden rock pools. From the sands of the East Wight at Sandown, Shanklin and Yaverland to the cove at Steephill and right around the West Wight to Compton Bay and Freshwater, you’ll be amazed at just how different the landscape becomes. 

More than half of the Isle of Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so losing yourself in the countryside is one of the delights of exploring the isle. Its unspoilt landscape thrives with wildlife, from internationally important populations of Brent Geese, the endangered Red Squirrels to dragonflies buzzing between wildflowers. No wonder the island is just one of seven UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. 

Say YES to your very own Island adventure, Say YES to the Isle of Wight.  

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Isle of Wight is about 95 miles south west of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3 and M27 with ferry crossings from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington.

What's Nearby

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    0.36 miles away
  2. Carisbrooke Castle

    Visit Carisbrooke Castle and enjoy over 800 years of history!

    0.82 miles away
  3. Monkey Haven

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    1.82 miles away
  1. The Garlic Farm

    Come to the Garlic Farm and indulge all of your senses.

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  2. Isle of Wight Steam Railway

    Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Equally appealing to adults and families, your…

    3.7 miles away
  3. Haven Falconry

    The friendly team at Haven Falconry are dedicated and skilled falconers who have a…

    3.7 miles away
  4. Amazon World Zoo Park & Soft Play

    Amazon World Zoo Park is the Isle of Wight's largest exotic animal attraction and also…

    4.1 miles away
  5. Godshill Model Village

    RHS Partner Garden & Winner of Wight in Bloom Small Tourist Attraction 2016


    4.3 miles away
  6. Osborne

    Step into Queen Victoria’s favourite country home and experience a world unchanged since…

    4.32 miles away
  7. Cowes Maritime Museum

    Cowes Maritime Museum displays a selection of objects and images which help to tell the…

    4.9 miles away
  8. East Cowes Beach

    East Cowes Beach is a quiet shingle and sand beach with fantastic views across West Cowes…

    5.16 miles away
  9. The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

    Discover the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary: home to over 100 donkeys, mules and ponies.…

    5.26 miles away
  10. Brading Roman Villa

    Brading Roman Villa preserves the remains of a remarkable Roman villa discovered at…

    6.35 miles away
  11. Shanklin Theatre

    Shanklin Theatre has a seating capacity of 615 thanks to our newly installed Matrix…

    6.66 miles away
  12. Lilliput Antique Doll & Toy Museum

    Celebrating 50 years in 2024!

    This internationally acclaimed museum contains one of…

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  13. Sandown Beach

    Sandown lies at the heart of 'The Bay' and is renowned for its beautiful beach and safe…

    6.7 miles away
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