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A county in England

About the county of Isle of Wight

Just off the South coast of England lies the largest Island off the British mainland 'The Isle of Wight'. Covering approximately 150 square miles, the Island is one of significant beauty with endless attractions such as the Roman Villa situated in the Isle of Wights main town Newport, 'Blackgang Chine', 40 acres of Victorian cliff top gardens, 'Carisbrooke Castle' which offers seven acres of castle and earthworks to explore and The Isle of Wight Steam Railway which passes through five and a half miles of unspoiled Island countryside. There are also many picturesque beaches to visit, many of which are award winning.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Isle of Wight

Alum Bay

Freshwater (37 Pictures)

The Isle of Wight has somehow managed to retain much of the charm of the 1930's and the pretty resort of Freshwater found at the Island's western end is no exception...

Houses, Newtown, Isle of Wight

Newtown (10 Pictures)

The village lies at the head of the picturesque Newtown estuary and is surrounded almost entirely by a Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust...

St. Helens, Isle of Wight. - Beach

St Helens (5 Pictures)

Idyllic resort village with attractive houses set around a large village green which in the summer months is well used by the local cricket team...

In the Botanic Gardens

Ventnor (99 Pictures)

Ventnor is often called the Madeira of England and the reason for this is the 6 mile undercliff, an overhanging ledge formed by landslides, beneath which palms and tropical plants grow in great profusion...

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Recommended attractions in Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle in Newport of the Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle & Museum (28 Pictures)

The castle is where the Roundheads kept King Charles I a prisoner from 1647 until shortly before his execution on 30 January.....

The straw family.

Osborne House (71 Pictures)

It is often said, in spite of the fact Queen Victoria spent much of her time at Balmoral in the Scottish highlands, that Osborne.....

Quarr, Old Abbey ruins

Quarr Abbey (4 Pictures)

The ruins of Quarr Abbey can be found close to the entrance of Wooten Creek, a pretty waterway used by small fishing boats and.....

Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight

Yarmouth Castle (5 Pictures)

This was the last great castle built as part of Henry VIII's fortifications against invasion of Britain by the French. .....

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