Each stretch of coastline around the Island hosts something different. Release your inner explorer and find dinosaurs, try your hand at water-sports, stop for an in and out dip, walk the pooch or barbecue as the sun melts into the horizon… Yeah, buoy! Totland Bay Totland Bay is encompassed by a hillside of greenery, which
The Isle of Wight has long been hailed as the ‘Carnival Capital’ of the UK, rivalling those far-flung destinations such as the Caribbean or Rio de Janeiro. Even London’s Notting Hill Carnival participants can be found entertaining the revellers and dancing through the streets of Ryde, and who could blame them for wanting to join in with such a historical event?
With miles of rolling countryside, beautiful sandy beaches and being only a short journey across the Solent, it’s no surprise our stunning island sitting just off the south coast of England, has been a popular frequent for English royalty throughout the centuries.
Last year was the 50th Anniversary since the first ever Isle of Wight Festival took place in 1968. Not only was it the Isle of Wight’s first pop festival – but it was Britain’s first event of its kind too. Revived in 2002, the Isle of Wight Festival has not only kicked off the UK festival season for the past 17 years but has become a staple of it. We look back at the history of the event from the pioneering 60s to remembering a few of the great acts who have played at the event over the years…
We’ve all been driving in the car and pointing out of the window when we’ve seen a kestrel hovering over the road or stopping to take a picture on a walk of a beautiful butterfly. During the summer months, the Island is bursting with colour and the skies are filled with the sounds of skylarks, but what else can you see and hear on your travels…
Portsmouth and Southsea will have the focus of the world this week as the 75th anniversary of D-Day commemorations take place, including the UK national event on 5 June. There is a whole host of special events taking place in the city, much of which can be witnessed from Ryde looking out over the Solent.
If you are an enthusiastic fisherman, cyclist, walker or twitcher then the Isle of Wight is an ideal destination. With seas, rivers and lakes bursting with fish, challenging cycle tracks and regular sightings of rare birds, there’s no better place to spend a few days. If you’re wondering where to stay, there are plenty of accommodation providers across the entire Island ready to welcome you and/or your group.