The Locals' Blogs

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

The Wife and I were lucky enough to be invited along the other night to sample the new menu from the clever chaps over at Three Buoys in Ryde. Having discovered this...

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

How will the Isle of Wight Literary Festival spark your child's imagination? Now in its 6th year, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival held in Cowes in October is big...

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The locals' blogs
by: Spike the Vizsla

Going for walks is one of my favourite things, as well as pointing at rabbits and chewing slippers. This summer I have been enjoying visiting some of the Isle of Wig...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Tallulah the amazing dancing dog does not get a great many invitations to afternoon tea, so it was on with the pearls and off to the Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cow...

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The locals' blogs
by: Emma Spencer-Goodier

Love cycling? Fancy a getaway with breath taking scenery, quiet country lanes and loads of brand new tarmac? The Isle of Wight is fast being discovered as the UK’s a...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

On a trip to Cowes, you could almost miss it — the library and the museum. What am I talking about? I discovered a fabulous heritage museum run by the council the ot...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

One of the fastest growing attractions on the Island is Tapnell Farm. We absolutely love it because it has so much to do and I think it offers very good value and th...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I was delighted to hear that Spook, a London-based top end catering company, had taken over the catering at The Priory Bay hotel and that they’re open for lunch and...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

If it’s a real village event you’re after then Brook Rubber Duck Derby is a great way to while away the afternoon. We pop along each year and it is a fun afternoon o...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I’ve been using the Melville Hall Hotel swimming pools since I moved back the Isle of Wight in 2000 with my family.&nbsp;After it became Utopia Spa, in the mid nough...

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