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Isle of Wight - Englands Prettiest Island. Things To See And Do.

Updated on February 24, 2016
The Needles isle of wight.
The Needles isle of wight.

The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England, and known to the ancient Romans as Vectis. Located in the English Channel, the nearest mainland county is Hampshire. To reach the island you can either take the ferry or have a great experience by riding the hovercraft. Its approximately 3 miles from the mainland, and really popular with British tourists. it's one of our secret gems, and totally different from the nearest mainland seaside resort.

Back in the 15th Century, the Isle of Wight was in fact an independant country, but this only lasted for a while. And up until 1995 the island had a governor.

One of the loveliest things about the island is the fact that it tends to have more sunnier days each year than any other part of Britain.


Hovercraft from Portsmouth to Rhyde.
Hovercraft from Portsmouth to Rhyde. | Source
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How To Get To The Isle of Wight.

The isle of Wight is a couple of miles from mainland England. The nearest seaside town to travel from is Portsmouth and Southsea. Most people know Portsmouth as the famous port where the Victory ship, lead by Lord Nelson, is kept.

Along with many other historical ships it now also houses the famous Mary Rose, King Henry the Eighths flag ship that was brought up a couple of decades ago from the bottom of the ocean.

This is a great place to start your vacation. Especially if it takes you a while to travel down to the coast. Take a break, have lunch then visit the maritime museums and the dockland where all the ships are kept. Then when you are refreshed take a trip on the ferry or the hovercraft and travel over to the island.

If you have never been on a hovercraft then you really should try it. Its a strange mode of transport. It tends to feel a bit like being on a train more than a boat. As you travel across the water, it skims across and feels like a train juddering as it goes along the tracks.

When it gets to the other side and climbs the slope you are never sure if you are on land or still on the sea. I love it, and we always use it when visiting the island.

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Where to stay.

When you hop of the ferry or hovercraft you will be in Rhyde, known as the gateway to the Isle of Wight.

Most people go on to stay at Sandown or The Needles. Which you can see on the map under the name Freshwater.

We stayed in Sandown which is our favorite seaside town. I had never stayed on a caravan park before so it was interesting to see what it was like. It turned out to be lovely.The caravan itself had three big bedrooms, dining room, kitchenette and two bathrooms. It was set in beautiful grounds full of palm trees and flowers.

I travelled with my son, his girlfriend and my boyfriend. It was perfect for us, because the caravan was big enough for us and didn't feel crowded. Its well worth staying on a caravan park and so much cheaper than a hotel. It was 90 pounds each for four nights, which was a bargain.

There are loads of cheap bed and breakfast hotels, as well as the more expensive hotels, so you have a great choice of accomodation.


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www.mydaily.co.uk Sandown Beach.
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Things To Do In Sandown And Around The Island.

We were lucky to stay in Sandown because there is so much to do. The great thing about it is that even if you are walking everywhere its all very close together.

We visited the Zoo which is situated along the main promenade just off the beach. This is about half a mile from the pier. Right next to it is a Dinosaur museum for all you fossil fanatics. Along with boat trips, pedalos or paddle boats for the kids and plenty of things to do on the pier, its a great place to stay.

I love the pier. It is so quant and old English. Along with its small gift shops, arcades and crazy golf, you can set up your fishing gear and stay there all day.



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Looking down at the Needles isle of wight. | Source
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Visit The Needles Isle of Wight.

The Needles are situated on the East side of the island at Alum Bay. The reason why its called The Needles is because of the three distinctive chalk rocks that rise up from the ocean floor. At the end of the Needles lies a lighthouse that has been there since 1859.

This part of the island is also very famous for its amazing colored sand. This is caused by silt pushing up from a river bed thousands of years ago after an earthquake. Its now part of the cliff face, and has so many colors in the rock. From red to purple, brown to white.

At the top of the cliffs there is a theme park which also includes a glass making factory, sand shops where you can fill your own bottles with colored sand and many shell gifts for all the family.

There is even a monument to Marconi. This is where he first tried out his radio signals!

Another fascinating place to visit along the cliffs is the top secret Space Rocket and Missile Development Center. This is at the site of the old Needles Battery. The Space Rockets called Black Night and Black Arrow were made here. These were made to carry research materials into the upper atmosphere and then went on to develop our first satellite.

The best thing about Alum bay and the Needles is the chairlift.

These take you from the top of the cliff down to the beach. And its scary stuff! With just a tiny chair made from metal wrapped very loosely around you, you take off up to 300 hundred feet in the air!

This takes you above the clifftop trees, up to the top of the rig, and then down the side of the cliffs. Its not for the faint hearted I can tell you! My boyfriend squirmed like a pea in a pod, and my son went slightly green. Funnily enough me and my daughter in law were fine. Says it all really!

But its something that you really should do. Its fun. Well, sort of! lol!

When you reach the beach, its time to get on the boat and go out to see the Needles up close, and the lighthouse. The round trip takes about 30 minutes, and costs around 4 pounds.

All in all, visiting the Needles is a great day out. And very cheap. The chairlift is only 4 pounds, kids rides, two pounds and all the attractions similar prices.

The Needles Chairlift! I Went On This Twice!

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Shanklin Beach at night. thebelmore.co.uk

The Isle of Wight in a nutshell.

There is so much to do in the Isle of Wight. Castles, old houses, chocolate box villages and typical English piers and amusements. Along with the zoo's, museums and searching for your own fossils its probably one of the best places in England to go on vacation.

I love it, and will definitely be going again soon.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jealousy rears its ugly head as I read this hub. I keep telling myself one day soon, but one day keeps getting pushed further into the future. Sigh! Thanks for the tour; it will have to do for now. :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Nell, thanks for taking us along on this beautiful trip to the Isle of Wight! What beauty in those images. I would love to visit such a beautiful spot one day! I understand why it is England's "prettiest" isle!

      Very interesting and beautiful hub here of an amazing spot on this earth!

      You are one brave woman to ride on that there!!!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Anne 3 years ago from Spain

      Hi Nell.

      Sounds like you all had a great time. I fancy the hovercraft and the chair lift and just love holidaying in a caravan.

      My Hearty and I took a trip to the isle of Wight many years ago, we just went for the day so didn´t see too much and I asked if I could drive the car for a bit of practice as I was coming up to take my driving test, I scared the both of us driving down the narrow lanes and wasn´t behind the wheel for too long, well we did have a lovely car in those days and I was only a learner LOL. We did get to see the Chimes and a few other places though and a good day was had, we wished we could have stayed longer.

      I´m pleased you had a good holiday and it´s nice to see you back and refreshed :)

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Great Hub - I know the Island fairly well as I lived on a boat in the Bembridge Harbour for several months. I love the Island and I love your Images of it - especially the top one. I hope to go back there again to re-visit some of the places I missed out the first times.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! thanks billy, one of these days you will be over to visit the isle of wight, just give me a yell when you get here! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Faith, yes it was a bit scary! lol! but me being me I wouldn't admit it was! I just sat there saying, oh look at the view! haha! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi anne, lol! they do have scary roads there! especially near the needles! mind you its an amazing view, coming over the top hill and seeing the needles and the sea! the chimes are great aren't they? thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi sally, that sounds wonderful! I did go out on a boat, and loved it, glad you got to see the island, thanks for reading, nell

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Magnificent outlook on this journey so beautiful photos and you took me to one of the great places

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Nell Rose,

      What a delightful journey your hub has taken us on. I thought I knew about most of the Islands---but this one is new to me. Thanks for sharing all the information---it sound like a lovely place to visit.

      And they have a zoo on an island---isn't that rare? I bet you had a great time visiting with your son and the others.

      Have a great Wednesday---I need to go shopping so bye for now.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      The Isle of Wight looks so lovely, like the beautiful photos. Definitely looks like a nice place to visit.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the tour, Nell. The Isle of Wight looks beautiful! I would love to see it in person and enjoy its attractions - although I'm not so sure about the chairlift!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Would have liked to be there in person. Such a good job of information and pictures. What a beautiful view of those Needles.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Your opening photo was very enticing! :) Just beautiful! Thanks for putting this together for us to enjoy. So glad you had a lovely time.

      I guess the secret's out now. My husband would enjoy seeing that development center, but I'm not sure I could get him on the chairlift with me. How many people kiss the floor of that lift's landing pad when they reach the bottom? :)

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful hub with lovely photos. I have heard about the Isle of Wight and would love to visit sometime. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up and sharing.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Seems like a perfectly lovely place to visit. Nicely presented hub with equally charming photos.

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      Natasha 3 years ago from Hawaii

      So cool! I haven't been to Wright in years. Like, probably close to 20! This was a fun walk down memory lane, as it were.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I've never been there. It seems like a very attractive place. You would never get me in that chairlift though.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi christopher, you don't have far to travel, get over there! lol! those chairlifts are lovely, but a bit scary. funnily enough when we were going over the trees it was more scary than the cliff, maybe it was because we couldn't see the ground through them! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Natasha, glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Flourish, thanks so much, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi livingsta, glad you liked it, and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi RTalloni, lol! probably loads! I did notice that a lot of people coming up from the beach actually walked back up on the steps nearby! haha! cowards! glad you liked it and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks MsDora, it is such a beautiful place, and the weather was glorious!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Alicia, thanks so much for reading, it was amazing, in fact it felt like being abroad without the hassle of flying! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Gypsy, thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Bobbi, yes the zoo has been there many years, and right on the sea front too! hope you had a great day, and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks DDE, glad you liked it, nell

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful island. I would love to visit there. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. This was a very interesting hub as I had heard of the island but knew little about it before. Voted up.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Pamela, we had an amazing time thank you, hope you get to visit it one day, and thanks for reading, nell

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      tastiger04 3 years ago

      I've never heard of this island, but it looks like a great vacation spot! I will put it on my bucket list :) voted up

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think i've told you many times that i would love to visit England. The Isle of Wight is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing..

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Hi Nell Rose, how fascinating and such a beautiful island. Sadly, I have never been - I was in Hampshire recently visiting relatives - so near I guess. It is now on the never ending bucket list -

      I hope you are still experiencing warm sunny weather. It's years since I saw England basking in sunshine - how wonderful that was this year.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Awesome! I have heard about the beauty of the Isle of Wight, but I have never been there. Thanks for the visual tour. I enjoyed it very much. Great hub Nell. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I was there last year Nell. I stayed in Shanklin and visited Alum Bay and The Needles. The chairlift was amazing. Did you go to the Pearl factory? I did and many other places too - Osborne House, Blackgang Chine etc. I thoroughly enjoyed it although the weather was very wet indeed and the hotel so bad it was funny! Voted up and shared. Worth a pin too.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Oh Nell what a great way to end your "writer's vacation". This is a terrific hub filled with so much information and so many beautiful pictures. You haven't left anything out...you've even included the sunshine. If ever I get to Europe this will certainly be on the top of my list.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Great hub and a magnificent tour to a very beautiful island! The pictures are great and the information very useful. Definitely in my bucket list! Voted and pinned!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Elias, glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Mary, thanks so much, yes we had glorious sunshine, still have, and its getting hotter! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Sue, no we never went to the pearl factory, but we did go to see glass being made, it was amazing! and very hot too! lol! I went to blackgang chine a few years ago, but not this time, never been to Osborne house, but I loved it all, especially the Needles, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Thelma, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi travmaj, thanks for reading, yes the sun is shining so hard here at the moment, we do get nice weather down south but still, this is even hot for us! sorry you didn't get to the island, maybe next time?

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi ruby, thanks as always, yes you would love it there, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi tastiger, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      What a great tour you have provided, Nell. I almost felt the thrill of the Needles Chairlift once more. The island is just as beautiful as you described it. And your photos are the perfect accompaniment. Voted up, m'dear.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi drbj, thanks so much, yes that Chairlift! lol! it was a bit scary, but I loved it, thanks!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nell, can I be governor of the Isle, live in the lighthouse, and get bird pictures? Sounds like a delightful area, and as long as I can get English toffee for my sweet tooth, I would be a happy camper. I really think that I would like it there.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, lol! yes come on over! it was funny because I was the only one in the boat to spot the guys in the lighthouse! everybody else wondered who I was waving at! lol! yes you can be governor, and the birds there are lovely, there is a small wetlands part near the beach too, lots of birds! thanks as always, nell

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      You know I often ask myself why I didn't get to visit these lovely places when I lived over there. I missed out on so much, still can't see it all I guess. So thank you for this wonderful tour, I've been on those chair lifts elsewhere and loved the ride so could imagine going down the cliffside to the beach.

      The Isle of Wight is much bigger then I thought it was, you have given me new insight.

      Oh and I love the photo of the tiger... he looks just plum worn out, Lol.

      Awesome tour and voting UP and away

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      The isle of wight looks beautiful, and got me thinking about the Beatles' When I'm 64! Thanks for sharing!

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      Great hub such a beautiful destination, Nell!

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      This hub on the Isle of Wight caught my eye because my son will be living in Portsmouth for another year because of his job, and we hope to visit. Your article is wonderful, and now I'm even more eager to visit Portsmouth and take a trip to the Isle of Wight. The chair lifts sound like fun to me, but I'm not sure if I can get my husband to go on them! LOL, seems like women are braver when it comes to heights! Thanks for the very informative and interesting article! Loved the photographs, too!

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds like such a wonderful place to visit! Your descriptions and pictures sure make me wish I could just take off and go stay here for a week or so. I would love the air boat ride but will pass on the chair lifts! I could walk for hours along the shore, take lots of pictures and go fishing. I would love to visit here, but for now, your beautiful tour will have to do. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us! Voted up, beautiful and interesting! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Stephanie, you will love it! and yes the women were happy to go on the chairlift, it was the guys......! lol! glad you liked it, and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi sgbrown, thank you so much for reading, and I hope you get to go there, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Mike, glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Michelle, lol! I get what you mean!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Rosemay, yes I loved the chairlifts, but not my son, he hated it! lol! the tigers had to put up with so much heat I was going to give them an icecream! haha! thanks again, nell

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      Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

      What a great place indeed! The Isle sure is full of history and so uniqe, and how i do like those Needles! Knew it wasclose to the mainland but not that close. Suppose that one on your NW...Angelsey? the one were the Romans slaughtered all the cursing druids, is the only one closer. Anyway, glad you have such a cool vacation spot like IoW to enjoy Nell!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Nell, Great hub!..I visited the Isle of Wight about 25 years ago, it was a brilliant holiday, but reading your hub made me think it must have changed quite a bit, time to pay a return visit.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      Many years ago we rode our bikes through England and got to enjoy the beautiful country side....I still think about it..This is lovely and thanks for sharing.

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      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Would love to get across to the Island..but there are still so many places in the UK that I've yet to see!! Great hub Nell..Voting UABI & shared everywhere..chers

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks carter, glad you liked it, you would love the isle of wight, its so different, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi carol, thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi business, yes it probably has, the last time I went before this was 2001, then before that 93, and I noticed different things had changed too, glad you liked it, and thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Alastar, yes Angelsey is slightly closer I think, not sure as I have never been to Wales, and those poor Druids! lol! thanks as always, and great to see you!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks so much for reading Mawker, yes its a fantastic island, nell

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      What a thorough hub you've presented here, Nell. The photos are beautiful showing off that pristine water. You've included so much interesting info here. UP/U/A/I and sharing.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      My gosh! Rose. Such a wonderful hub full of history and exciting places to visit. I so would love to go the Isle of Wight, such a lovely place. I could go on the hover-craft, I think that would be great fun. The photos you included are fantastic. Great hub - up/u/a/b/i

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Denise, glad you liked it, yes its a beautiful place to visit, and the weather was amazing too, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Phyllis, the hovercraft is a great way to get to the island, I love it! lol! thanks!

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      suzettenaples 3 years ago

      What a wonderful article and info about this island and your lovely vacation. Very interesting and beautiful photos. A guy from my hometown moved there to teach at one of the local schools. He loves the island and has been there for decades. Your article is great and I love the chairlift-you are brave! Lol. Live to see this someday.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi suzette, lol! yes that chairlift! sounds like a great job, to teach there at the school, thanks as always for reading, nell

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      Joanna McKenna 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I HAVE been to the Isle of Wight and would go back in a heartbeat! Was only there for 2 and a half days, which really wasn't long enough. Also should've picked a B&B closer to Newport or Ryde, not a farm way out by Mottistone. (I picked it because the end at the end of the lane is reportedly haunted, but without warning was closed for renovations by new owners who took possession the day before I arrived. Bummer...) I did visit Carisbrooke Castle, but alas it was cloudy and overcast, so I couldn't see France from the tower. Also had a lovely dinner at the ancient King's Head pub next to the harbour at Yarmouth.

      Came over from Portmouth on a Hovercraft...an interesting trip since I'm terrified of large bodies of water. The interior, however, put me in mind of the inside of a 747, not a train. Returned to the mainland, to Southampton, from Cowes. I'd read so much about 18th century German immigrants setting off for America from Cowes that I had to leave the same way. Southampton, of course, was to see where the well-heeled travelers embarked from on ships like the Titanic. Only wish I'd spent more time in Newport and Ryde. Oh well. Next time. Sigh...

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jama, yes the hovercraft is a bit like a 747, very strange! sorry to hear about your trip being spoiled by the renovators, typical! lol! glad you you managed to get to the isle of wight though, maybe another trip is in order! lol! thanks Jama, oh and I emailed Sothebys, they came back pretty quick, but said there wasn't any more information on it! Um!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      So beautiful, and what great photos. I don't have any plans to travel to England any time soon but this is now on my list of places to see. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Glad you liked it Wiccan, its so beautiful there, can't wait to go again, thanks!

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      tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

      I did spend about eighteen months in the UK in my younger days, but unfortunately didn't make to the Isle of Wight. There certainly is a lot to see and do for such a small place. I loved all your photos. They really showed off what a beautiful place it is.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi tebo, glad you liked it, it is such a beautiful island, nell

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Isle of Wight seems like a lovely place to visit. I hope I get to visit someday. Thank you for the wonderful tour, the pictures are great.

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      srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      nell-rose, What a place! Such Hubs are really a great help in planning tours. Thanks for posting such a lovely place. Voted up.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing again, Nell!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Vellur, thanks so much for reading, yes its a beautiful island, hope you get to visit some day, thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi srsddn, thanks so much! glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks michelle! really appreciate it, nell

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is a beautiful island indeed. I only wish I could visit there today. Thank you for taking us to this place.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks so much teaches, yes its amazing isn't it? I love all the different sights and of course the beaches are the best in Europe, thanks, nell

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      How lovely and that chair lift looks awesome! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      HI Glimmer, it was brilliant thank you, great to see you, nell

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Nell. great as always! Such a beautiful place! It's always fun to learn about places such as this, probably the only time I'll ever see it, but enjoy it to say the least. You never know, maybe one day, I'll lay these two feet there:) Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting, and shared Nell. Very detailed as always Nell, best wishes!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks so much lyric, yes its a beautiful Island, I always forget just how much until I visit it again, so much better than the nearest mainland resort, glad you liked it, nell

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How did I miss this? Beautiful and I am trying to think where I heard of it for something important...maybe in a book or something. Was it your first trip there? Even a zoo! Has to be a dream trip. Maybe these were some of the pictures I saw at Fb, or was that something else?

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jackie, we have been there loads of times, but this one was the best! lol! hot sunshine, loads of things to do, and it was great! I have put them on facebook, so yes thats probably it, thanks as always, nell

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Nell for this great visit; I have never had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful haven. However never say never I say.

      Again voted up, across and shared.

      Here's wishing you a great day my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Eddy, thanks so much, you really should try and visit the Isle of Wight, its amazing! and it always seems to be sunny in the summer months too! hope you had a wonderful day, nell

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hmmm very interesting hub on the isle of Wight and i love the Caravan idea seems pretty cool. What i have to say is you see that needles chair lift thing I ain't ever getting on it. That's crazy 300 feet hewww!! wiping my eye brows just the thought have me sweating. I am not that adventurous especially when its got fat people on it to weigh it down LOL.

      I just showed my co-worker and ask her who invent these crazy things lol, she wants to go zip lining very badly , we have one in the western side of the country but not even in my wildest dream I'm going.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      LOL! Jo! I loved the chair lift! mind you it was a bit scary, but hey it was fun! you should try it, and the zip lining, you may be scared, but afterwards you will feel great! thanks as always, nell

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      No! Thanks for the offer dear i am not even entertaining that thought. I was busy this weekend at church so now got a chance to come back to your hub. I do hope things are pretty much okay. I am blessed by God my Father and no devil in hell is gonna keep me down :)

      I did not get to save your email the last time, can you email me plz so i can save it , still clue less as to where to locate it on HP.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jo, good for you! I am glad you had a great weekend at Church, it sounds wonderful, and okay I will send you an email from here, okay? thanks for coming back! nell

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      John R Wilsdon 22 months ago from Superior, Arizona

      The place sounds wonderful. My dad's cousin lives on the Isle of Wight. She used to own a pub there. I would love to visit some day. Your hub got me thinking. Thank you and thumbs up.

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      Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

      Hi johno, it really is a beautiful island, we spent all those days there without one cloud in the sky! and the scenery is fantastic! the cliffs speak for themselves, they are awesome! thanks for reading, nell

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