Isle of Wight

Overview

Introduction

The Isle of Wight is a quiet, scenic and sunny island, only 23 mi/37 km across and located 5 mi/8 km south of Portsmouth. It offers a relaxing environment, but it takes at least two nights to get into the rhythm of the island (four nights—two in the north and two in the south—would be ideal).

Among the island's attractions are the 18th-century Appuldurcombe House (immaculate grounds), Osborne House (once the home of Queen Victoria), the Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Carisbrooke Castle, St. Catherine's Lighthouse, the Needles (rocks jutting into the sea), Shanklin Chine (a wooded glen), Tennyson's Memorial (at Tennyson Down), the Roman villa in Brading, Quarr Abbey (an Arts and Crafts church) and scenic Godshill village.

To get to the island, catch a ferry or hovercraft in Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington; tour the isle by rental car, by bicycle or on foot. Cliff-top pathways follow much of the island's coast.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
800-523-3716
Email: Olga@Preferrednaples.com

801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 300
Naples, Florida 34108
www.preferrednaples.com
 
 
  Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. #35159 CA Seller of Travel #2121298-50  
 
  Follow Us on Facebook Find Us on YouTube