Isle of Wight
This diamond-shaped isle is famed as Queen Victoria’s holiday retreat.
ISLE OF WIGHT - AT A GLANCE
- The Victorian monarch was so taken with the island that she built a holiday home here, Osborne House, which you can now visit.
- Easily accessible by ferry from the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight rewards the adventurous with a unique slice of England - more than half of its landscape is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
- There’s a slower pace of life here and exploring the country lanes, sandy beaches and tearooms at leisure is a real treat.
- This laid-back isle sits 4 miles off the Hampshire mainland in the English Channel.
- The Isle of Wight is a 3-hour journey south west of London by train and then ferry.