The Local’s Guide

Welcome to The Local’s Guide – this is the perfect place to find out some of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets – straight from the mouths of the resident local experts.

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

 

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Ventnorville 2015

Ventnorville 2015

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The good people of Ventnor, led by the local businesses have established a seasonal event themed on the popular children's tale by Dr Suess - 'How the Grinch stole Christmas', on one of the key shoppi...

National Lampoon’s Isle of Wight Christmas

National Lampoon’s Isle of Wight Christmas

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We have a giant conifer outside our house and for years and years people have suggested I decorate it for Christmas with lights.

To Go Where No Man…

To Go Where No Man…

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I got the opportunity to explore a new bit of the Isle of Wight this month with a tour and lunch on the newly refurbished No Man’s Fort in the Solent.

Firestarters! Ryde Extreme Performers

Firestarters! Ryde Extreme Performers

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If you've never seen a fire performance by the Island's brilliant Ryde Extreme Performers headed by the extreme(ly) talented Matt Splat then you haven't lived!

Christmas at Osborne!

Christmas at Osborne!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Victorian Christmas Weekend is well worth a visit.

Will it be a Snowy Day on the Island this Christmas?

Will it be a Snowy Day on the Island this Christmas?

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It isn't currently snowing but it could be snowing by the time you read this.