What to do on the Isle of Wight
Rugged walking and scenery in West Wight along the Tennyson Trail
Interesting history and great views at Carisbrooke Castle, near Newport
Fascinating insight into Queen Victoria's private home at Osborne House
More than just the seaside
With one of the best sunshine records in the UK and with nearly 60 miles of stunning beaches and unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. There are historic sites, music festivals, quaint seaside towns and beautiful scenery to name just a few of the many attractions that keeps bring visitors back, year after year.
Get away from it all
The Isle of Wight's unique position off England's South coast makes it a perfect holiday destination to suit most tastes and budgets. As soon as you step onto the ferry, you feel that your holiday has begun. Whether you're looking for an activity holiday, a traditional family seaside holiday, a break which lets you delve into the unique history of the Island, or just the chance to get away from it all, the Isle of Wight is a great choice for a holiday.
Activities on the IW
There's a great choice of attractions on the Isle of Wight. For walkers, there's a coastal path which runs all the way round the Island, as well as numerous inland walking trails. There are also well-marked cycle paths and opportunities to do more extreme sports, such as kite surfing and paragliding. And of course the Island is surrounded with beaches, from the well-known beaches in Sandown and Shanklin, to the more unspoilt beaches of West Wight. For those interested in history, there is Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle as well as Roman attractions and dinosaur history.