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.
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.
Stay safe and enjoy six outdoor activities on the Isle of Wight
As the year slowly turns Autumn brings warm seas and quieter beaches. The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to make the most of the end of summer, where a staycation still has the added excitement of a ferry crossing.
There's something for everyone at Chale Show. Watch entertainment taking place throughout the day in the main arena, sit on hay bales and enjoy local musicians, browse around the local produce stalls or take the kids to the fair. **The 2021 show has been cancelled**
St Helens Beach and the Duver
The Isle of Wight is famed for it’s diverse landscapes and interesting history. The jewel in the crown must surely be the beaches and St Helens beach is definitely one of my top ten. Here’s a rough guide to the beach and the Duver.