It is the Isle of Wight, also called IOW and often mispelled as ‘Isle Of White IOW’, is the biggest island of the British Isles with an area of 147 square miles. It is located about five miles away from the shores of England. The island is the size of a diamond, just 23 miles from east west, and thirteen miles to south , and boasts approximately 140,000 inhabitants. The island is home to the biggest number of residents in any constituency in the UK and is represented by only one MP. The Island is among the most visited vacation spots in the UK with an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year.
It is Isle of Wight is popular for its varied scenery that includes award-winning sandy beaches to stunning Cradle Series chalk cliffs and downland. nearly half its coastline. Isle of Wight has been designated as an area of exceptional natural beauty, with the majority of the coastline is designated to be a Heritage Coast. It is believed that the Isle of Wight was originally called the Island of Vectis by the Romans and later became an integral part of the county of Hampshire and later separated into 2 boroughs, Medina and South Wight. Its biggest town Ryde is the main departure and arrival location, but Newport is the city of the County. The center of the Island is situated at Shide Corner, on the border of the County town of Newport as well as the top of St. Boniface Down at Ventnor with a height of 791 ft.With the perfect climate and diverse geography, the Island is home to a huge number of endangered and rare animals, birds as well as animals and plants. Red squirrels, in particular, thrive on the Island that has turned into the last bastion in the south of the endangered species.
There are more than 60 miles of shoreline as well as over 500 miles of footpaths for public use including breathtaking coastal walks. Its Islands climate is subtropical which is why the island has its nickname of “the garden isle” and towns in the south coast of the island like Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are often at the top of the UK sunshine index.
Like all other popular vacation destinations, the Isle of Wight holiday maker has a wide selection of options with regards to where to stay. The island offers a range of top-quality accommodation. Whichever you prefer, whether it’s luxury hotels or family-run B&B’s, there’s a variety of excellent accommodation options that will satisfy every budget and taste. Accommodation options on the Island vary from budget and fun to lavish four-star hotels, each with its own unique distinctive character. There’s also a vast selection of fantastic breakfasts and bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, as well as self-catering accommodation to pick from, which will please all budgets and tastes and some with stunning ocean or countryside views.
Alongside the excellent accommodation, there are plenty of restaurants and pubs to be found across the island. In fact, the Isle of Wight currently has approximately one pub per square mile, so the chance to sate your thirst is not far away. The award-winning Island beers and wines made of local grapes, and powerful ciders are all readily available to drink in conjunction with the culinary food and drinks served in Island restaurants. Numerous restaurants and pubs specialize on local-grown products and fresh caught seafood.
There are over 60 best Isle of Wight attractions and activities to enjoy all year long on the island, including Cowes Week one of the most well-known. Sailing is an integral aspect of the island’s life and Cowes Week is a celebration of everything sailing and sea-based. This renowned regatta that lasts for a week that takes place in the Solent is among the largest international sailing events across the World and draws 400.000 people from around the world and generates 50 million dollars.