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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

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: 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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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: Red Funnel

Looking up into the night sky can be quite baffling – so many pin pricks of light and no way of knowing what we’ve called them and how far away they are from Earth....

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by: Jo Macaulay

Once upon a time there was a pub in Niton Undercliff on the Isle of Wight that became something of a legend. Perched above the road, with views down to the sea, loca...

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by: Red Funnel

The Isle of Wight is, not surprisingly, a fantastic location to have a go at a wide range of watersports, from kitesurfing and paddle boarding to kayaking or surfing...

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