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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Feeling Funny During Political Uncertainty

Feeling Funny During Political Uncertainty

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Wednesday night at The Exchange is turning into the comedy club this July, with their first segment a huge hit last Wednesday (8th July) with Grainne Maguire.

An Isle of Wight Sanctuary for Donkeys

An Isle of Wight Sanctuary for Donkeys

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One rainy Sunday we bundled the kids into the car and went to visit the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, because we'd heard there was a cute new arrival, a little Dougie, the new baby Shetland pony.

Come Fly A Chairlift

Come Fly A Chairlift

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We had the mother-in-law over and a bored son off on half term, so we thought we'd take them on one of the Island's most breathtaking contraptions - The Needles Chairlift.

No Cake By the Ocean – but great fish

No Cake By the Ocean – but great fish

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Where does one go for a special birthday lunch on a sunny day?

A Trip to Victoria’s Beach

A Trip to Victoria’s Beach

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One Sunday in the half term, after having realised we only had a few days left on our English Heritage membership cards, we peeled the kids off the sofa and hustled them into the car for a trip to Os...

Simon Townshend on Keith Moon

Simon Townshend on Keith Moon

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Backstage at the IW Festival this year (2016) the artist's village was a magnet for the press and quite a few of the performers.