Isle of Wight

This diamond-shaped isle is famed as Queen Victoria’s holiday retreat.

View of The Needles, Isle of Wight

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.

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Osborne House: the original royal beach house

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