Isle of Wight

Getting to and discovering the Isle of Wight from Southampton Airport is easy to do. The island is steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt coastline and a wealth of attractions, featuring something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination on the doorstep from Southampton Airport.

Attractions

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Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, is one of the most popular attractions on the Isle of Wight. The house and estate give you a unique glimpse into the private life of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children.

Isle of Wight Zoo

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The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's coast.

Carisbrooke Castle

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One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles used. For a castle that has lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish Armada, it's also wonderfully well preserved.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Some descriptionThe Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you. The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.

Travelling to the Island

Wightlink

Book here and save 10% on travel from Portsmouth or Lymington to the Isle of Wight.

Red Funnel Ferries

Book the Isle of Wight ferry travel from Southampton to East Cowes, hotel and holiday accommodation, attractions, festivals and events on the Red Funnel website today.

Hovertravel

Travel as a foot passenger to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth with Hovertravel