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Isle of Wight short breaks

The Isle of Wight is one of the most the perfect places to enjoy relaxing breaks throughout the year. It is a stunningly beautiful Island with unspoilt scenery, wonderful beaches and masses of fascinating attractions. For the more sporty types there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including windsurfing, sailing and paragliding. The island has a slower pace of life than the mainland which is exactly what you want when you take short breaks there.

The Isle of Wight is a home to lots of flora and fauna which is rarely seen on the mainland, indeed, it is some of the most diverse countryside in the UK just waiting for you to stroll around in and explore. This is a really relaxing place for anyone wanting to escape the hustle, bustle and stress of everyday life.

The Isle of Wight has around 500 miles of footpaths which have been carefully maintained and signposted for the benefit of visitors so of course this makes it easy to find your way around, to take a stroll i at any time you feel in the mood to do  so. There are historic farms for you to discover and explore, there are thatched cottages, and whole thatched villages for you to photograph, there are coastal trails which meander around the island and there are woodlands full of bird and animal life. Walking, cycling and bird watching are popular all year round and every May the Island hosts the UK's largest walking festival.

For such a small island there are an amazing number of attractions on the Isle of Wight when you consider that it only measures 23 miles by 13 miles. The island has over 60 places to visit with plenty of things to do whatever the weather. There are fun parks with thrilling rides, animal and bird sanctuaries, carnivals and festivals to delight visitors of all ages.

Whatever you choose to do, and there is plenty to do whether it's following a pub walk, hiring bikes, or wandering along secluded coves, your short breaks on the Isle of Wight are something the whole family will enjoy.

All over the Isle of Wight you will see evidence of a fascinating past which dates back to the time of the dinosaurs. Roman villas, medieval castles, historic houses and exhibitions reflect life times gone by, and No holiday is complete without a visit to Queen Victoria's favourite seaside home, the magnificent Osborne House, given to the nation by King Edward V11.


Last update: 04.07.2016