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Let us inspire your next holiday to the Isle of Wight or Purbeck

How well does the UK know its islands?

Ahoy brains of Britain! With our recent quiz we looked to find out how well the UK knows its islands – check out the results and see how you fare.

Days out on the Isle of Wight

From animal adventures to music festivals, theme parks to bike rides, we’ve put together a list of the top days out on the Isle of Wight to inspire your holiday.

The Isle of Wight's best cottages for Christmas

A holiday break at Christmas can be a real treat whether you spend it with close family or throw the invite wider family.

A guide to dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight

A lot of different things have happened on Planet Earth since it was ruled by the dinosaurs. However, the one thing that has remained a constant over the last 120 million years is that the Isle of Wight has always been a popular holiday destination (even before it existed).  Ignoring the fact that the planet got really quiet for a couple of years after the dinosaurs got wiped out, it would appear that they really loved this part of England (even before it existed).

Where to play golf on the Isle of Wight

Keen golfers will love a trip to the Isle of Wight, with nine different courses to choose from ranging in length and difficulty.

The best family-friendly cottages on the Isle of Wight

With the next school holiday looming it’s time to start planning your family getaway, and the Isle of Wight is a fantastic place for your half-term adventures.

Things to do on the Isle of Wight

Just a short hop and a skip across The Solent, the Isle of Wight is one of the UK’s most idyllic holiday destinations and it is packed with attractions, natural wonders and days out. From leisurely strolls along the beach to hunting for dinosaur remains, and thrilling adventure activities, there are all sorts of things to do on the Isle of Wight.

Best events on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has a great variety of events and festivals throughout the year. From the famous Isle of Wight Festival and Cowes Week to the much-loved Garlic Festival and Christmas events, you will always have something to fill your calendar.

The Isle of Wight's unusual connection to garlic

On the Isle of Wight, garlic is celebrated in a big way – there is even an annual garlic festival in its honour! So, what makes a tiny little clove of garlic so special?

The Isle of Wight's best beaches

The Isle of Wight is home to an array of stunning beaches, with around 37 in total, 14 of which are award-winning stretches.

Half-term adventures on the Isle of Wight & Purbeck

The excitement of half term is beginning to build, and with that comes what can seem like an overwhelming task: figuring out how to keep the kids entertained for a whole week.

Best walks on the Isle of Wight

Walk the Isle of Wight and become bewitched by its diversity of grassland, woodlands, wild estuaries, chalk cliffs, and golden beaches. There are trails to suit walkers of all abilities and stamina. Walk in the footsteps of Tennyson and Dickens, and see some of the best sea views around.
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