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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: 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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by: Alix Robinson

The Isle of Wight has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries but it was not until the 1850s that the Island really took off as a place to seek solace from the burg...

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by: Jo Macaulay

Almost all of the south west coast of the Isle of Wight is good for stargazing along with the downs and highpoints where housing is sparse. Luckily there are some go...

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by: Sarah Sims

Are you a happy camper looking for an alternative holiday? Then maybe it’s time to consider sleeping under a magical handcrafted Native American Indian tipi on the I...

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by: Philip Bell

Catherine Breshkovsk, the Grandmother of the Russian Revolution, was also known as Babushka. Here on the Isle of Wight, we are lucky enough to have our own revo...

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