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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: 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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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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