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Critic recommends Medina Monarch for Isle of Wight tourists

Wed 14 Jul 2010

Critic recommends Medina Monarch for Isle of Wight tourists

Holidaymakers heading to the Isle of Wight have been told to consider taking a trip on the Medina Monarch as part of their stay on the island.

Critic Kurt Ganzl stated that the harbour in the island's principal town Newport is well worth a visit, although he admitted he was confused as to how there could be a port when the popular destination is located in the centre of the Isle of Wight.

Writing for local news provider VentnorBlog, he said: "A nice, quiet hour, idling uneventfully on the river on a vintage steamer ... what better way to spend a peaceful Sunday?"

Mr Ganzl added that the boat's crew members Matt and Ian helped to give him and his fellow passengers "the jolliest cruise imaginable", as well as giving interesting facts about how the steam engine of the Medina Monarch works.

Tourists who want to retrace Mr Ganzl's steps and spend some time taking a trip down the River Medina can also check out the Museum of Island History during their time in Newport.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-19889966-ADNFCR

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