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Get away from it all in the Isle of Wight

Wed 24 Mar 2010

Get away from it all in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight could be set to benefit from proposals to upgrade the rail network in mainland Britain.

Under new government plans, a high-speed rail service linking London and Birmingham will be created.

The proposed line will run through some of the most beautiful parts of England, such as the Chilterns.

As a result, Oliver Bennett of the Independent believes the Isle of Wight could soon become one of the last places in Britain where a person can find genuine peace and quiet.

"You can find real solace amid the chalky downs," he commented.

Mr Bennett added that while people do not necessarily think of the Isle of Wight as a remote destination, it does have a limited number of train lines and only light aircraft can touch down on the island.

The recommendation comes shortly after the National Trust suggested that families take a break in the Isle of Wight this Easter.
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