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Towns in Isle of Wight

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight

The vast inviting sandy beaches of Bembridge are crammed with summer visitors, many of whom flock here annually to part-take of the delights of this enjoyable resort...

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Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Calbourne is a lovely old place that has long been a natural haunt of artists from all over England who are drawn by the unspoiled and picturesque beauty spot...

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Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke sits close to Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight...

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Cowes, Isle of Wight

The most famous yachting resort in the world. Cowes dates back to Tudor times and is divided in two by the River Medina, creating East and West Cowes..

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Freshwater, Isle of Wight

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...

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Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Undulating countryside surrounds this beautiful place - it is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and as such attracts walkers and bird watchers as well as being a Mecca for surfers and yachtsmen...

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Godshill, Isle of Wight

This is a gorgeous little spot which makes an ideal 'away from the crowds' location in which to sample peaceful Island life...

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Newport, Isle of Wight

County Town, being sited on the River Medina, about 5 miles from the sea. Despite its name, the town became the 'New Port' and was given its charter by Richard de Revers, Lord of the Island, as early as 1180...

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Newtown, Isle of Wight

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...

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Parkhurst, Isle of Wight

Waymarked walks take you through woodlands inhabited by Red Squirrels...

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Ryde, Isle of Wight

One of the Island's most popular resorts and is situated on the north-east coast. The town is the first port of call from the mainland on the south-east side...

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Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown was developed as a resort town during the Victorian era, many fine properties remain from these heady romantic times during which some quite famous people descended upon the town...

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

This is a busy and popular seaside town with cliffs rising in places to a height of around 150ft, the lower slopes lead down to the beach which opens up to a delightful bay...

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Shorwell, Isle of Wight

The pretty village of Shorwell, with its three handsome Manor Houses, lies cradled in a wooded valley beneath the bare downs...

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St Helens, Isle of Wight

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...

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Totland, Isle of Wight

Picturesque resort with a sea wall extending over one mile. Attractive sand and shingle beach that is particularly safe for children...

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Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A lovely old town with a pleasant deepwater harbour. Yarmouth, with its 'olde worlde' charm is definitely one of the jewels of this enchanting island resort...

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