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Isle of Wight

3.8
Historic Sites · Wildlife Areas · Zoos

Popular things to do in Isle of Wight

Osborne House ©
Historic Site
Osborne House East Cowes
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Isle of Wight Zoo ©
Zoo
Isle of Wight Zoo Sandown
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Needles ©
Geologic Formation
The Needles Totland
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Monkey Haven ©
Zoo
Monkey Haven Newport
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life. Find what you're looking for from your Isle of Wight holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom sightseeing planner.

Kid-friendly things to do in Isle of Wight

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Godshill Model Village ©
Garden
Godshill Model Village Godshill
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Blackgang Chine ©
Theme Park
Blackgang Chine Ventnor
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Amazon World Zoo Park
Wildlife Area
Amazon World Zoo Park Sandown
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
Tapnell Farm Park ©
Farm
Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Isle of Wight

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Carisbrooke Castle ©
Castle
Carisbrooke Castle Newport
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Needles Battery ©
Historic Site
The Needles Battery Totland
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
St Catherine's Lighthouse Niton
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Quarr Abbey ©
Religious Site
Quarr Abbey Ryde
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Isle of Wight

Black Rock Charters and Fishing ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Black Rock Charters and Fishing Yarmouth
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Tennyson Down ©
Outdoor Activity
Tennyson Down Freshwater
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Steve's Beach ©
Beach
Steve's Beach Sandown
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk Shanklin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Isle of Wight

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The Garlic Farm ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Garlic Farm Newchurch
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
JURASSIC JIM ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
JURASSIC JIM Shanklin
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Oasis ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Oasis Brading
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Isle of Wight Pearl ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Isle of Wight Pearl Brighstone
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Isle of Wight

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Bembridge Lifeboat Station ©
Specialty Museum
Bembridge Lifeboat Station Bembridge
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Dinosaur Isle ©
Natural History Museum
Dinosaur Isle Sandown
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Brading Roman Villa ©
Art Museum
Brading Roman Villa Brading
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Isle of Wight Bus Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Isle of Wight Bus Museum Ryde
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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