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in the county of Isle of Wight

About Ryde

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. Ryde being connected from Portsmouth via Wightlink FastCat or from Southsea via Hovertravel.

The resort of Ryde has developed from Victorian times with long sandy beaches. The main shopping commencing from the Esplanade up Union Street and into High Street. Here their is a mix of local traders intermixed with national names.

The main features of Ryde being the pier, which at one time used to run the old steam railway before the days of Dr. Beeching and now is used by Island Line and the ex London Underground rolling stock. The pier also caters for road traffic. The other landmark is All Saints Church which was built by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1867. The one hundred and eighty foot spire is seen from Portsmouth, due to it also being built in the upper part of Ryde. The seafront is lengthy and well flowered in the summer months. It also caters for a harbour and boating lake.

Ryde, also is the main terminal for the Island Line to Sandown and Shanklin. Their are also frequent bus connection to many other parts of the Island.

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Seaview (1 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E of Ryde)


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Bembridge (15 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(4.6 miles, 7.5 km, direction SE of Ryde)

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Sandown (44 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction S of Ryde)

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Southsea (83 Pictures) in the county of Hampshire

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction NE of Ryde)

History records that this is the place where Henry VIII's flag ship "Mary Rose" sank in front of the mighty castle built by the king as one of a chain of defensive fortresses to.....

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Portsmouth (324 Pictures) in the county of Hampshire

(5.3 miles, 8.4 km, direction NE of Ryde)

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Quarr Abbey (4 Pictures)

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction W)

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(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction S)


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(4.6 miles, 7.5 km, direction NE)

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Portsmouth Cathedral (4 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.5 km, direction NE)

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Osborne House (73 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction W)

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D-Day Museum (3 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction NE)

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