Isle of Wight
Two hours South of London, lying just off the centre of southern England lies the Isle of Wight also known as the Garden Isle, and rightly so. See through our pages some of the beauty and history our Island has to offer, then come and see it for yourself, you'll love it - we do!
The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday at any time of year. The island scenery is very diverse and varies from sandy beaches through wooded glades to bracing hills. There are fascinating attractions for all ages. and plenty of sporting facilities but the island has always been that special place for a great beach holiday.
For those who prefer to unwind and explore, there's so much to discover. Search for dinosaurs, see our heritage, immerse yourself in culture, clamber over castles and visit the rocket site where the rockets were tested that launched Britain's first space satellite!
Nearly half of the Isle of Wight is listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are over five hundred miles of footpaths and bridleways for walkers and cyclists.
Holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight is plentiful and varied. There are a large selection of Isle of Wight hotels and bed and breakfast guest houses. For those seeking the freedom of self catering accommodation the choice is wide from holiday parks to self catering cottages. If you choose to bring your accommodation with you there are many top quality camping and touring parks throughout the island. So whatever holiday accommodation you choose find it here on the Isle of Wight, England's favourite holiday destination.
Your holiday really starts at the ferry port on the south coast of England. There are a choice of routes, fast catamarans and hovercraft for day trips and three vehicle ferries if you bring your car or want to enjoay a more leisurely cruise to the Isle of Wight. You can depart from the naval dockyard of Portsmouth and see the warships and historic ships, or from the busy port of Southampton and view the massive container ships and luxury cruise liners, or from the little port of Lymington and get magnificent views of the western Solent and famous Needles rocks and lighthouse. Full details can be found in our Travel information page.
Five hundred miles of footpaths, stunning scenery, secluded sandy beaches, windswept headlands, hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering holiday cottages, chalets, farms, camping and touring parks, English pubs, restaurants, walking, cycling, horse riding, sailing, paragliding, swimming, surfing, fishing, fossil hunting, castles, museums, adventure parks, festivals, carnivals, country fairs, craft villages, bird watching, red squirrels, ...
We could go on and on... but you really have to come and see it for yourself.