Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England and is the second most popular. Where can you find it? Its in England (UK) 4 miles off the south coast in the county of Hampshire very close to Southampton and Portsmouth.
Being a small island its a great tourist destination with much to see and and do and all very close together. With railway connections across the island from Ryde to Shanklin all in London tube trains to local buses. There is no way you will miss out on any attraction or interesting place on the Isle of Wight.
How do I get there? Either by car ferry, passenger ferry or the great hovercraft service from Southsea, Portsmouth. You may be able to get combined tickets for car park, ferry and transport on the island or even link through the train service from Portsmouth. The hovercraft service looks like the only commercial hovercraft ferry left in the world; a very unique experience.
There is even a steam railway whistling its way across the beautiful countryside from Wootton to Smallbrook with many stops to choose from in between.
From colourful beaches with their differing colours of sand to Osborne House and Blackgang Chine the Island has something to offer to all. From cycling to water sports and walking it is not only an exciting adventurious place but also a tranquil one where you can truly chill out and be refreshed.
Cows Week to Chair lifts there are lots of activities on the Isle of Wight. Whether you are a couple or on your own or a family the island people are very friendly. With a butterfly world to some semi tropical gardens on the south of the island what a small yet beautiful place.
Is this the “Dinosaur capital of Great Britain” with Jurassic history, many fossils and footprints; it may well be.
A great selection of theme parks, galleries, museums, along with activities such as horse riding, fishing, sailing and very much more one has everything here for a relaxing or action packed holiday without travelling too far. The island is only 13 1/4 miles top to bottom and 23 miles across.