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Osborne House recommended for Isle of Wight holidaymakers

Mon 17 May 2010

Osborne House recommended for Isle of Wight holidaymakers

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays this summer have been advised to take some time during their trip to explore Osborne House.

John Giddings, the promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival, noted that music lovers heading to the island for the June bash can even sight-see in the morning.

This year, the Isle of Wight Festival is headlined by US rapper Jay-Z, New York alternative rock band The Strokes and British music legend Sir Paul McCartney.

Mr Giddings said: "It's a perfect time as the festival is only ten minutes from Newport and as the island is so small.

"I would recommend visiting Osborne House, Dimbola Lodge, Carisbrooke Castle and the beaches."

The Isle of Wight's beaches are one of the island's strongest attractions, with 14 of them recently picking up prizes at the Keep Britain Tidy Blue Flag and Quality Coast Awards (QCAs).

Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin's sandy stretches were named as Blue Flag beaches, while Colwell, Cowes and Gurnard were among those to win QCAs.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19780622-ADNFCR

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