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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

Open from March each year, Bembridge Windmill is the Island's last remaining windmill and one of the Isle of Wight's most iconic images.

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by: Jo Macaulay

Did you know that the Island is the biggest garlic producer in the UK? When Colin Boswell began growing garlic commercially in Newchurch 35 years ago, Islanders...

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by: Red Funnel

If you’re thinking of joining a yacht or sailing club on the Isle of Wight, you’re spoilt for choice, especially when it comes to Cowes sailing clubs, so we've pulle...

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by: Sarah Sims

With glorious beaches, fantastic eateries and a prestigious cultural heritage, the Isle of Wight is the place to be this summer. So we’ve compiled our very own hit l...

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by: Sarah Sims

The Isle of Wight is packed with great B&B places to stay. So we thought it good to know where to eat the best B&B breakfast from a hearty full Monty, health...

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by: Alix Robinson

Afternoon teas are in vogue. Across the Isle of Wight more and more charming establishments are embellishing their menus and testing their boundaries to deliver more...

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by: Alix Robinson

The green and verdant Garden Isle, as the Isle of Wight is affectionately known, is getting greener in more ways then one. It now boasts an innovative selection of E...

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by: Red Funnel

As spring arrives, Dr Sid Hick our foraging expert introduces us to a whole new way of looking at the weeds in our gardens and highlights some excellent forager tips...

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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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