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Isle of Wight: Discover a Unique and Exhilarating Island

Boasting stunning natural beauty, an assortment of attractions and close to 60 miles of coastline to explore, the Isle of Wight is a unique and charming destination choice for all manner of visitors. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family adventure, relaxing weekend away by the beach or just want to take in the world-renowned Isle of Wight Festival, the area has something for everyone. Not to mention that the island – the largest in England and positioned just off the South coast – has its fair share of history, including being a haven for dinosaur enthusiasts.

Prehistoric Origins

There’s a reason why the Isle of Wight has been dubbed ‘Dinosaur Island’, and it has nothing to do with the Jurassic Park movies! Known as one of the richest areas in all of Europe for discovered dinosaur remains, over 25 different species’ have been found on the Isle of Wight to date. And as the land continues to erode little by little each year, even more fossils and bones continue to be revealed. To learn more about this aspect of the island, you can visit the Dinosaur Isle museum or take part in one of the organised trips for fossil hunting. But its history doesn’t stop there, and this is evident via many remaining sites that are available to explore. This includes the highly regarded Osbourne House, which was the former retreat for Queen Victoria from 1845, and is now an English Heritage site that features many original features and possessions. Further historic points of interest include the Norman times-era Carisbrooke Castle, St. Catherine’s Lighthouse and Quarr Abbey.

Activities for All

Although it is also a tranquil setting ideal for a peaceful break, the Isle of Wight contains an extensive amount of attractions if you are seeking an exciting and fun-packed trip. To start with, a visit to the beach is essentially mandatory when travelling to the island – and with the largest number of award-winning beaches in all of England, there are plenty to choose from! If you are an animal lover, you’re in luck when residing on the island. Acclaimed attractions such as the Isle of Wight Zoo, Monkey Haven and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary are all recommended places of interest, while local wildlife roams the island for all to enjoy. And for something a bit out of the ordinary, you could pay a visit to the family-friendly Robin Hill Adventure Park or Wight Karting.

An Island for Music

When it comes to annual events, music is one theme that is prevalent with the island – something that is best evidenced by June’s Isle of Wight Festival. Famously in 1970, the festival attracted approximately 600,000 visitors, which is in the history books as a record attendance figure in the UK for a music concert. While the Isle of Wight Festival doesn’t quite reach those lofty figures these days, it continues to bring over major artists like The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pharrell Williams year after year. Music aficionados will also be pleased to note Acoustic Isle, a February event that features a wide range of local acts, while September’s Bestival is a unique four-day celebration that combines music with various eclectic activities. And music-related events are not all that the Isle of Wight has to offer. How about a scenic stroll via the popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival? Perhaps take part in nautical-themed proceedings at the Festival of the Sea? Or experience Cowes Week, which is the biggest worldwide sailing regatta and dates back to 1826? The Isle of Wight benefits from a large selection of yearly events, so before you book your hotel, make sure to check the calendar to see what is taking place during your planned travels!

Dining Out

A large choice of restaurants can be visited when on the island, although it should be noted that the Isle of Wight is more expansive than it may initially seem – so it is important to note the areas where these eateries are located! As Shanklin is one of the most popular towns on the island due to its numerous hotels and attractions, it is only natural that it also features a healthy selection of dining options. Regarded picks in Shanklin include Pendletons, The Steamer Inn Restaurant and The Happy Haddock. Although if you are a true foodie fanatic, heading on over to Newport is a must. Along with being spoilt for choice in terms of options offered, this town boasts some of the most celebrated restaurants on the Isle of Wight in the form of Thompson’s, Burr’s Restaurant and The Bargeman’s Rest.

Price range

from ‎£30to ‎£829

Top hotels

    Hotel The Havelock Shanklin
    A number of the suites and en-suite rooms at The Havelock Hotel in Shanklin enjoy Isle of Wight coast and sea views. Stylishly appointed bedrooms at The Havelock feature colour television and beverage making facilities.  Free Wi-Fi in communal areas  extends to some guest rooms. There is a Mediterranean style swimming pool and sea view sun terrace; in addition to free parking for guests’ vehicles. Breakfast choices, including vegetarian, are served in the dining room.  Hot beverages and snacks are available during the day in the licensed bar which is a popular place to eventually unwind. The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the sea front, Shanklin Old Village and restaurants that include Pendleton’s, Happy Haddock and Fisherman’s Cottage.  The rare plants of Shanklin Chine, the peaceful Rylstone Gardens and Shanklin’s thatched restaurants and shops; secure the resort’s ongoing popularity.
    Hotel Luccombe Hall Shanklin
    Guests staying at Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, can enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool and during cooler weather have a few drinks in front of the cosy open fire in the bar. The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, desks, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel boasts 29 en-suite rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge in addition to two swimming pools, a sauna, a hot tub as well as a putting green and an outdoor play area. Free on-site parking is also available. Popular European dishes are available at the Grand View Restaurant as well as freshly prepared breakfasts. Guests can enjoy light snacks and an extensive variety of beverages at the bar. Rylstone Gardens, Shankline Chine, Shanklin Theatre and Pirates Cove are all in close proximity to the hotel.
    Hotel Queensmead Shanklin
    The Queensmead, situated in the heart of Shanklin, offers its guests that personal touch. It prides itself in its tasteful decor and dedicated staff to make your holiday run smoothly and just how you like it. The hotel can cater for people of all ages and the quality chefs will adapt any menu to all dietary requirements and tastes in its quality restaurant. The hotel boasts 32 en–suite rooms and a large outdoor heated swimming pool which is a sanctuary for sun and relaxation. If lively evenings are more to your taste, the hotel offers live entertainment in its well stocked bar lounge most evenings and a choice of board games are also available. The Audley family provides a well maintained and comfortably furnished hotel with modern facilities, complemented by a personal and friendly service. The Queensmead, built as a Victorian summer residence, is beautifully positioned in one of Shanklin's most favourable locations for a holiday or short break.
    Hotel Somerton Lodge Shanklin
    This smart, boutique hotel is housed in an elegant Victorian building.  Somerton Lodge is located close to the centre of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Each of the 18 rooms is individually decorated in a monochrome palette. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Tea/coffee-making facilities are also provided. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the hotel's private gardens and on the south-facing sun terrace. Free onsite parking is available for guest use. A free, cooked breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning, with a vegetarian option available. Somerton Lodge also has a lounge bar where guests can enjoy a drink. The shops and amenities of central Shanklin are just a 5-minute walk away. The beachfront esplanade can be accessed by a lift located 10 minutes from the hotel.
    Hotel The Nightingale Hotel Shanklin
    The building was originated as a private guest house, known as Blenheim, in the late 1800s by members of the Court of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was converted soon after this period and was called The Blenheim Guest House. The Nightingale is named after “Ode to the Nightingale” written by English poet John Keats (1795-1821) who is said to have found inspiration in Shanklin. Today, The Nightingale Hotel Bar & Restaurant is one of the best three star hotels in Shanklin situated on the top of the cliff with spectacular unobstracted sea view. Open to all! Boasting its Boutique Victorian Style Décor throughout, The Nightingale’s upmarket and trendy vibe offers exceptional experience of the late 1800s Era. We aiming to offer you excellent hospitality service! Experience the warmest of welcomes and friendly staff, who will go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. We know what it takes to organise a holiday and offer the full service to help: booking the ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, arranging tickets to Island attractions, special requests and VIP services. Here at The Nightingale Hotel we really do have everything covered!
    Hotel The Waterfront Inn Shanklin
    The Bar, Bistro, B&B, is set on the idyllic Shanklin/Sandown bay. The Bar is well fitted, family and dog friendly, then The 'Darwin' restaurant is quieter and a little more formal. The B&B has 8 comfy letting rooms, all with en suites, tea & coffee facilities and free view TV most with sea views. The Top terrace is heated, with see through awnings(when necessary) providing a great way to enjoy the views all year round and then the lower terrace is perfect for soaking up the sun but with giant parasols with heat and light for the summer evenings! Enjoy!