One of England’s largest and most famous islands, the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times, and draws huge crowds to its annual summer music festivals – the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival. Aptly nicknamed “England in Miniature,” the small island is undeniably photogenic and boasts an incredible variety of scenery, including dramatic coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, verdant farmlands and some of the world’s most impressive dinosaur fossil sites.

Just 40 km in length, getting around the Isle of Wight is easy and despite its small size, there are plenty of attractions to fill up your itinerary. Start with a visit to the legendary Carisbrooke Castle, which dates back to the 15th-century and once imprisoned King Charles I; the magnificent Osborne House, the former holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; and the elegant Ventnor Botanic Gardens, then go hiking, cycling or horseback riding along the coast; ride the island's nostalgic steam railway or dip your toes in the multi-colored sands of Alum Bay. 

Practical Info

The Isle of Wight is located less than 10 km off the south coast of England and can be reached by regular ferries from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth.

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Isle of Wight Overnight Tour from London, London, null
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Isle of Wight Overnight Tour from London

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

Take a weekend break and travel across the English Channel to the Southern British Island of Wight. The island is known for its natural beauty and world famous ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $164.50
Isle of Wight Day Trip from London, London, Overnight Tours
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Isle of Wight Day Trip from London

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On this day trip to the beautiful “diamond of the south” you will visit some of the beautiful villages that the Isle of Wight has to offer such as Godshill and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $73.83
English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass with Free Entry to Over 100 Attractions, Salisbury, Day Trips
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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass with Free Entry to Over 100 Attractions

English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass gives you the best value for money and a simple way to explore England's greatest historical attractions, such as ...  Read more

Location: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 to 16 days

From USD $42.74
Osborne House And Isle Of Wight - Private Full Day Trip From London, London, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Osborne House And Isle Of Wight - Private Full Day Trip From London

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Private full day trip to Osborne House and the Isle of Wight from London  - Favourite Palace of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Come and visit the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 to 14 hrs

From USD $516.81

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