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Isle of Wight in General
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Isle of Wight in General
The Isle of Wight........
Fancy a short break away where you don't have to travel too far? Well the Isle of Wight is surely the place to go! It is only a 50 minute car ferry ride or a 15 minute Hovercraft ride from Portsmouth but when you arrive you will feel like you have travelled for over 50 year, back in time!
The Isle of Wight, also known as "The Garden Isle" feels like a sanctuary from the modern world of "The Mainland". With no motorways and not much hussle and bussle it really is the perfect place the relax and unwind and I must say, for me, the perfect place to live.
There really is so much to see and to do on the island that any short break here will be packed full of activities. Every thing is in close proximity compared with the mainland as it pretty much won't take longer than half an hour to get to any where on the island.
The main attraction of the island has got to be the glorious beaches that are best enjoyed peak summer. Sandown, Ryde and Shanklin are all lovely beach towns where you can enjoy the wonderful golden sandy beaches which are all a stones throw from the town centres. In the towns you will find enough shops to keep you busy from the supermarkets to souvenir shops.
Attractions on the island also include the Zoo, Amazon World (where tropical animals can be found), The Roman Villa, The needles Pleasure park, Wax Work museum, Blackgang Chine and so many more.
Blackgang is a particular favourite of mine and can be found on the west side of the island. It it open in the spring and is a real family fun day out. It focuses around the smugglers that were often common place back in the days on the shores of Blackgang and at the park you will find a whole host of things to keep children and adults alike entertained.
There are also plenty of lovely walks that can be tackled around the island from short 2 mile round routes to 15 miles for the more adventurous of walkers. All walks have wonderful views of the luscious countryside and wildlife for which the island is so very famous for.
On the island you can really enjoy the back to nature aspect of living and make your stay as remote as you like. There are so many areas where you can walk for miles without coming across anyone and this for me is another really nice aspect, of having the feeling of peace and tranquillity.
I think the island has so much to offer for both young and old and would make the perfect holiday destination for so many. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in so many different towns that visitors are spoilt for choice.
All in all I think the Isle of Wight has got to be given a five star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation. I love living here and feel very privileged every day. I am not sure I could cope with the busyness of the mainland on a daily basis and enjoy my country walks too much to ever move away.
Come and visit the Isle of Wight and I assure you, you will not be disappointed.
I do hope this has been of some help to you.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Summary: A great place