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BBC Antiques Road Show at Osborne House

Who doesn’t love a bit of Antiques Road Show!!!?

Well if you’re one of the millions that do, and have ever wanted to pop along to see a show being filmed, there will be a great opportunity to do so in mid-September, here on the Isle of Wight.

Island Harbour – a little known peaceful location

Island Harbour, Wight Locations

Just over a quarter of a mile off the main route between Newport and Ryde, you’ll find an idyllic riverside development of waterfront homes spaced along the Marina which is the only harbour on the Island to use Lock-gates to maintain the water level at low tide.


Classic Isle at Barton Manor Estate

Barton Manor, Wight Locations

We recently wrote about all of the festivals that take place on the Island this year, but there was one glaring exception from our list which deserves special attention.

Classic Isle is the first boutique style classical musical festival, set within the unrivalled surroundings of Barton Manor Estate at Whippingham, neighbouring Osborne House.

Cowboy Showdown at Blackgang Chine

Cowboy town, Wight Locations

Using nothing but an old bit of wood and maybe a homemade bow and arrow out of some bamboo from the garden and bit of string, I'm sure many people have fond memories of playing Cowboys and Indians (native Americans) as a child, I know I do.

So if like me the idea of being able to do this for real (sort of) in a replica western town fills you with feeling of nostalgia and childhood glee, you'll need to mosey on down to cowboy land at Blackgang chine during the May half term.

Wellies & Walkies at Fort Victoria

Yarmouth Trail, Fort Victoria

We had a lovely spring like day here on the Island this weekend so I thought what better way to spend it than getting out for a walk and dragging the family and the dog along with me to.

Best place for an Island Sundowner

Wight Locations, Colwell Bay Sunset

At the end of a long day of exploring the Island, playing on the beach or recovering from a long hike (maybe to the pub), there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold drink on a Summers evening and watching the sun go down over the horizon whilst staring out to Sea.

With over 50 miles of Coastline around the Island, there are numerous places to enjoy a ‘Sundowner’ or two and perhaps a bite to eat if the mood takes you.

A visit to Helston

Porthlevan Harbour, Wight Locations

If you're reading this blog, you've probably already seen the update on the homepage of this site but in case you missed it... At the beginning of this year, Wight Locations became part of the much larger holiday cottage company Classic Cottages

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As soon as the nights start to draw in at this time of year it takes an almost herculean effort to prise us from the sofa of a wintry evening. And the temptation to cosy up is even greater in a holiday cottage, nestled in comfy sofas, with the obligatory blanket, roaring fire, and a good book.

Seaview Farmers Market

Wight Locations, Seaview

There will be an exciting addition to the Village schedule of events this coming June with the start of a series of Farmers Markets to be held in the centre of the Village.

For those familiar with the Village of Seaview, you’ll know how vibrant and busy the village becomes in the Summer months and this new event will no doubt be a popular feature.

The Markets will be held in the Car park on pier road between 10.00 and 13.00.

Electric Woods at Robin Hill

electric woods at robin hill

It was a cold clear night last week when we arrived at Robin Hill for their February half term Chinese New Year celebrations. I’ve been meaning to go for years but up until now, the two Little Boys have been too young, and the weather too worrisome. This year I was determined and we set off with much excitement and hats rammed on heads.