3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to Hampshire Life today click here

22 reasons we should all be taking a trip to the Isle of Wight

PUBLISHED: 15:25 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 22 February 2018

Brook Bay, Isle of Wight by Strep72 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/dsYysw

Brook Bay, Isle of Wight by Strep72 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/dsYysw

Archant

The Isle of Wight might be relatively small in terms of area, but it’s certainly packed with things to do, views and the odd festival...

1. To kick things off, it’s home to the Isle of Wight Festival - which has attracted some pretty big names…

Jay-Z (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)Jay-Z (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

2. … really, really big names.

Paul McCartney by Oli Gill (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/8buNBNPaul McCartney by Oli Gill (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/8buNBN

3. If you travel by ferry, you’ll either arrive here at Cowes…

4. …or just down the road at Fishbourne.

5. Or are you flying in?

6. Because if you are, the views are simply sensational!

7. Head inland and you’ll be blessed with views across the island like this.

8. But if you’re more a fan of the coast, we guess you’re covered for views there too…

9. Half the island is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And it’s easy to tell why.

10. Come on, how can you not visit a place also known as Dinosaur Island?

11. We’ve already mentioned the music, but it’s home to some more amazing events.

12. Now it’s time to head down to one the island’s most famous locations …

13. … The Needles

14. There’s all sorts on offer at Robin Hill Country Park.

15. No caption is needed for this one!

16. We’ve barely scratched the surface with the beautiful towns and villages such as Godshill,

17. Ventnor…

18. … and Yarmouth.

19. You’ll be spoilt for choice when eating out with a range of restaurants…

20. … and pubs.

21. So what are you waiting for? Take a trip to the beautiful Isle of Wight…

22. … the locals are very welcoming!

More...

Best things about living on the Isle of Wight - If you’re looking for value for money and a gentler pace of life, then the Isle of Wight calls, says Emma Caulton

More from Out & About

Fri, 10:31

10 of best photos of Hampshire shared on Instagram over the past week...

Read more
Tue, 09:55

This year Winchester’s Theatre Royal celebrates the 40th anniversary of its re-opening as a performance theatre

Read more
Mon, 15:30

Avon Valley, Beer and Cake is the ABC of why Ringwood, a busy market town on the western edge of the New Forest, makes a quirkily clever choice for a break away

Read more
Monday, September 10, 2018

Lego enthusiast Duncan Titmarsh has built his business brick by brick; from tinkering in his garden shed to internationally acclaimed sculptures

Read more
Monday, September 10, 2018

New Forest ponies are an iconic sight, yet modern-day pressures pose a constant threat to the traditional landscape. Viv Micklefield heads to Lyndhurst to take stock of what happens inside England’s oldest forest court

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

From Austen’s treasures to castles built by Henry VIII, Heritage Open Days (6-9 and 13-16 September 2018) allow you to step behind the doors of some of the county’s most iconic but hidden premises.

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With the New Forest, South Downs and a picturesque coastline, Hampshire is an amazing place for a walk. We round up a few of our favourites

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Hampshire this month

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

If there’s one thing we love to do here at Hampshire Life, it’s to celebrate local produce! So here are a selection of some of the best farm shops across the county where you’ll find just that

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With a vibrant local community, this is a shining example of a true Hampshire village

Read more
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people, and many more are seeing the health benefits after waving goodbye to gluten. Here are just a few of the county’s cafes, pubs and producers who are embracing the gluten free way

Read more
Monday, August 20, 2018

Looking for some peace and tranquility this summer? Lose yourself in one of these wonderful gardens

Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The castles and forts around the county make for a fascinating ghost hunt by night, and a fun family trip by day

Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

When Southsea’s South Parade Pier closed in 2012, derelict and a shadow of its former glory days, who’d have thought that six years on it would be Pier of the Year

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory



Property Search