Ryde (Isle of Wight) Reviews
Description:An elegant Victorian resort known as the Gateway to the Island, Ryde is just a short sea crossing from Portsmouth or ... more
Newest Review: ... no worse than our overseas neighbour Portsmouth! I have had many a good night out in Ryde over the years however I must admit I do tend to avoid it now for nights out unless it is a special occasion! Ryde is a typical Island seaside tourist town. Along the esplanade there are many amusement arcades, cheap cafes and tacky gift shops with hotels to match. The sandy beaches are very popular in ... more
Customer Ryde (Isle of Wight) Reviews (3)
by happy resident - written on 13/06/09
Having moved to Ryde, Isle of Wight from the mainland a few years ago I can tell you that compared to living in a city the anti-social behaviour is nothing! I walk into town for meals out in the evening, as do many of my friends and our teenage children. It is a far safer place to live than many, many other places. There will always be people hanging outside pubs having had too much to drink and as a result acting irresponsibly, but security is good around the town in the evening, street pastors patrol on weekend evenings, offering assistance to those who have indulged too much and making sure they don't cause trouble or get into trouble(working closely with the police) Ryde is a lovely place to live, beautiful sea views and great places to eat!
by - written on 04/03/09 (Very useful, 429 readings)
Ryde is one of the largest towns on the Isle of Wight and is a popular tourist destination. It's popularity is helped by it's location as it is on the North coast of the Island and can be accessed from the mainland by either the hovercraft operated by Hovertravel or the catamaran operated by Wightlink. There is also a train station, bus station and many large car parks making it easy to access when on the Island. I personally do not live in Ryde but have family and friends who do so I frequent the town on a regular basis and even went to school there so I have had many years experience of this town. Ryde is certainly a town with divided opinions both among ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/03/09, updated on 02/03/09 (Very useful, 391 readings)
Ryde is situated on the North-East coast of the Isle of Wight and is the largest town on the Island. As a destination, Ryde offers a decent selection of activities and things to do. There are plenty of pubs (which I took a detailed look at in a previous review), a good range of shops and some interesting Georgian and Victorian architecture to keep the building enthusiasts happy. However, apart from the brief history section which follows (feel free to skip that bit if you want) this review isn't going to focus on facts, as I want to write about what it's like to live in the seaside town which has a population of over 30,000. A Brief History Lesson - - - - ... Read the complete review
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