A visit to Quarr Abbey
Situated in a quiet corner on the north coast of the Isle of Wight, Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine Monastery where you will find a visitor centre, tea rooms and gift shop, all surrounded by peaceful countryside and woodlands.
Spending time in Yarmouth
Sitting on the banks of the river Yar overlooking the Solent, with a pretty marina, great places to eat, eclectic shops and surrounded by countryside, the town of Yarmouth should definitely be on your “to do” list. Take our guided tour of Yarmouth here...
Magnificent Osborne House
A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without a day at Osborne House. From the moment you step foot into the vast gardens and see the majestic house standing proudly overlooking the countryside and valley towards the Solent, this is a place you will never forget.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Everyone loves donkeys right? Those big ears and doleful eyes get me every time. A visit the Donkey Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to say hello to these beautiful creatures and learn all about this fabulous charity and the work they do to rescue donkeys from both the UK and abroad.
The Art of Collecting Sea Glass
Head to the eastern side of the Island and search for treasure waiting to be discovered on the beach. Sandown, Lake and Bembridge are all places you may be lucky enough to find sea glass.
Walk to The Needles and Tennysons Monument from Freshwater
Walking on the island is a delight wherever you choose to go and there’s certainly lots of choice. From grassy, open downs to ancient woodland, coast path to cliff top, the Isle of Wight has some great walks on offer.
Images of a Beautiful Island
We cannot wait to welcome you back to the Isle of Wight when restrictions are eased, but in the meantime be patient and enjoy our selection of images from our favourite dreamy places around the island.
Ten places to dine outdoors in 2021
The Isle of Wight is blessed with stunning scenery both inland and along its 70 miles of coastline. There’s lots of choice when it comes to dining with a view and being outdoors is the icing on the cake, especially overlooking the sea. Whether you are looking for fine dining or coffee on the go, here are our suggestions for 2021.
A Winter Walk on the Isle of Wight
Walking with my dog has to be one of my favourite pastimes. There’s nothing better than wrapping up warm, pulling on a woolly hat and boots and heading out to explore with my trusty Labrador. Wintertime brings the most dramatic of vistas and I simply love the contrasts this walk brings with vast open marshland, dramatic hills and harbour views.