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Isle of Wight Guide - Things to do on the IoW




Isle of Wight Guide


Things to see and do on the Isle of Wight -

For an Island just 13 miles from north to south and 27 miles from east to west, the Isle of Wight offers an incredible range of things to do. With a warmer than average climate, it's not surprising it's been a favourite holiday destination for generations.



Isle of Wight Guide

Godshill, Isle of Wight

Towns & Villages - The Island’s population of some 140,000 people live mainly in the Isle of Wight towns of Ryde, Newport and East and West Cowes. Our guide describes their character and history and includes Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor as well as the many smaller towns like Yarmouth, Bembridge and Niton as well as the smaller villages scattered across the Island. See our  Isle of Wight Towns & Villages

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Attractions - For families there are blue flag beaches and wildlife attractions including Isle of Wight Zoo. There are theme parks with water slides, toboggan runs and steam train rides for older children. For adults there are historic houses, castles and Roman villas. You can see the Jimi Hendrix statue, climb to the top of a lighthouse and lots more. See our Isle of Wight Attractions

Shanklin Beach, isle of wight

Beach Guide - The Isle of Wight has more award-winning beaches than anywhere else in the UK. Check-out our beach guide for the best places across the Island to find golden sands, rock pools, dinosaur fossils, seaside attractions and water sports. See our Isle of Wight Beach Guide









Things to do on the Isle of Wight

Kayaking Isle of Wight

Activities - If you seek some real excitement and adventure on your holiday, just see the Isle of Wight activities on offer. There are things to do for families, active couples of all ages, nature lovers and adrenalin fanatics, stag & hen parties are catered for too. Tester or advanced courses in extreme sports like paragliding or kitesurfing are also available. See our Isle of Wight Things to Do









Isle of Wight points of interest

Isle of Wight Festival stage

Festivals - Don't miss the UK's largest Walking Festival, the legendary Isle of Wight Festival or Bestival. Food fans will love the Garlic Festival; cyclists have their own festival in September whilst Folkstation, the Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle of Arts Festival, V-Dub Island, Minghella Film Festival and the IoW International Film Festival are just a sample of what's on offer. See our Isle of Wight Festivals

cowes powerboat festival

Events - From international sailing events like Cowes Week or Round the Island Race to the Memorial Ploughing Match held every April, the Isle of Wight offers visitors an amazing number of events throughout the year. Green-fingered visitors can learn from the Head Gardener at Osborne House and artists on the Island open their studios for visitors in July. See our Isle of Wight Events









Places to eat and drink on the Isle of Wight

The Royal Hotel Isle of Wight

Places to Eat - Check out the Isle of Wight's best restaurants in our eating out guide. From Michelin star fine dining to locally caught fish and chips the Island has deserved and exciting reputation for great food. Meet the chefs and learn about their passion for locally sourced ingredients, read the independent reviews and browse a comprehensive directory of restaurants, pubs, bistros and cafes. Simply check out our Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide

Sun Inn Isle of Wight

Pubs & Inns - The Isle of Wight has a superb range of pubs and inns from tiny thatched free houses with roaring log fires hidden in remote rural hamlets to trendy gastro pubs with great food offerings to fashionable music bars in towns like Ryde and Newport. Many Island pubs and inns serve real local ale from Goddard and Yates' breweries as well as locally sourced wine. See our Isle of Wight Pubs & Inns

Garlic Festival

Local Produce - The Isle of Wight has over 57 miles of coastline, so you would expect the Island to offer the freshest sea food and you won't be disappointed but there a host of Isle of Wight Artisan producing the finest beef, lamb and bacon, free range poultry, vegetables and salads, award winning cheese, garlic and a whole range of chutneys, jams and preserves. See our Isle of Wight Local Produce









Red Funnel 150 Booklet

150 Reasons to Visit

We’ve compiled this guide to share 150 of our favourite reasons to visit the Isle of Wight. Discover a vibrant, exciting Island, perfect for a weekend break or longer holiday, just waiting to be discovered.

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