Things to do on the Isle of Wight – castles, cottages & coastlines


From kids to grandparents, hikers to history lovers, foodies to festival goers and adventurers to animal lovers, an Isle of Wight short break ticks all the boxes.

Chain of chalk stacks that rise up around 30 meters from the sea with a striking red and white striped lighthouse next to the outermost stack.

The Needles

Gives you a glimpse into royal life at the end of the 19th century including the elaborate state rooms, the private beach and the room where Queen Victoria died in 1901.

Osborne House

The path can be broken down into six sections so whether you are arriving at Yarmouth, Ryde or Cowes, it’s easy to pick up the coastal path nearby.

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path

The island’s famous ‘Undercliff’ is home to Ventnor Botanical Gardens, where sub-tropical plants thrive in the Mediterranean microclimate.

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

This unspoilt cove is the perfect place to take a dip from the small sandy beach or relax over a locally-caught crab and lobster lunch at the Boathouse Seafood restaurant.

Steephill Cove

Features 32 miles of fairly easy and mainly car-free cycling through the beautiful woodlands, downland and coastline on the Isle of Wight.

Red Squirrel Trail

Its chocolate box thatched cottages, pretty medieval church and winding streets make it a fabulous place to spend an afternoon.

Godshill Village

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