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Ventnor 'among UK's best seaside towns'

Tue 4 Sep 2012

Ventnor 'among UK's best seaside towns'

An Isle of Wight seaside resort has been named as one of the best places to take a holiday in the UK by a national newspaper.

British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector Martin Parr told the Daily Telegraph that Ventnor is in his top five locations in the country.

He said: "The whole island feels like you’ve stepped back into the 50s but this resort, favoured by Queen Victoria, is the most charming."

Parr went on to describe the "beautiful" setting of the town, which exists in its own microclimate due to the shelter of the cliffs.

Hills come all the way down to the beach, he told the newspaper, pointing out there are "pretty converted Georgian beach huts" available to be rented by those on Isle of Wight holidays.

Ventnor Heritage Centre is one of the most popular places in the town and it provides glimpses of the area's past.

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