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Here you will find the best tips on places to eat and drink, the top attractions, beaches, activities, amazing places to stay on the Island and a fountain of other local knowledge.  

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by: Jo Macaulay

Summer on the Isle of Wight is great for seeing wild flowers, especially up on the downlands and in the wildlife reserves. We asked Dr Colin Pope, Ecology Officer fo...

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by: Alix Robinson

CAMRA Isle of Wight member and Island ale aficionado Brian Jacobs gives a guide to the thriving Island ale scene and some pointers on where to enjoy some of the its...

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by: Jo Macaulay

The biggest and best National Trust property on the Isle of Wight has to be the acres of stunning coast, chalk downland and estuaries that include most of the best v...

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by: Jo Macaulay

It’s long been a joke amongst Islanders that ‘Isle of Wight’ is pronounced ‘Oil of Wight’ by those who speak with our native accent, which is a little like that of t...

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by: Red Funnel

Most of the wooded areas on the Island now have red squirrel residents, but it is often trees nearer to human habitation that make the best places to see red squirre...

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by: Jo Macaulay

The Isle of Wight is the ideal location to go butterfly hunting - we have a wide range and at least one butterfly that is almost exclusively an Island resident. I sp...

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by: Alix Robinson

Wild garlic, new season asparagus, lambs frolicking in the fields, rare breeds dairy roaming the Downs, ripe tomatoes, intense garlic, award winning cheese, super sw...

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by: Red Funnel

Delve into the history and take a glimpse into the gardens of Brook House, the Isle of Wight's most beautiful and historic private houses.

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by: Sarah Sims

Unusual, quirky and original pop up eateries are en vogue at the moment, and right on trend. Enter: Wightwood Pizzas, bringing mobile wood-fired pizzas to the Isle o...

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by: Alix Robinson

What do rot gut, swizzle, puncheon and nammet all have in common apart from sounding like words straight from a Roald Dahl story? According to CAMRA Isle of Wight me...

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