The Isle of Wight has many forts and castles, but perhaps none with better views than the Needles Old Battery that perches above the famous landmark at the extreme western tip of the Island. The Battery has panoramic views out over the Solent and the English Channel which are hard to rival.
Isle of Wight(Thanks to Ainsley Bennett for the image of Bembridge & Wolverton Manor)
Isle of Wight Steam Show
The Island will be alive to ge sound of steam this weekend, when the Isle of Wight Steam Railway hosts the 40th Annual Island Steam Show at Havenstreet.
Record UK sunshine
For anyone who loves a coastal escape or a countryside getaway, this is a fantastic time of the year to enjoy the Isle of Wight. Just before the main school holidays is a very good time to discover the Island's centuries of history and truly amazing landscapes, as well as our award winning beaches and sunshine records. Statistically speaking, there’s more chance of enjoying sunshine on the Isle of Wight than anywhere else in UK.
Latest Isle of Wight offers
If you need any further encouragement, then please check the latest Isle of Wight offers from our leading hotels and you are bound to find something to your liking.
There’s a fantastic choice of quality boutique, seaside and country hotels to choose from and countless country pubs to tuck yourself away in after a bracing walk. Make sure that you check the Isle of Wight Offers page regularly as you will find the latest deals on offer from the Island's top hotels. With an events calendar packed with world-class experiences - from Cowes Week to the Bestival - there’s always something new to enjoy on “the Island”. Why not visit sooner rather than later?
Just an hour from London
If you have never visited the Isle of Wight then hopefully 2014 will be the year that you discover England’s island destination. Just an hour’s drive from the M25 or a leisurely train ride and your short break has already begun, a short crossing of the Solent by ferry or hovercraft and you are already a world away. Check out our new travel guides that shows how easy it is to get to the Isle of Wight from London, Brighton, Guildford and Reading.