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standard-title Isle of Wight Town and Village GuideA guide to towns and villages on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Town and Village Guide

A guide to towns and villages on the Isle of Wight

Cowes Isle of Wight

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Pretty town centre and home to the World Famous Cowes Week.

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Sandown, Isle of Wight

Coastal resort with a fabulous beach and lots to see and do.

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Coastal town with a thatched, old village, good shopping and great beach,

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Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Beautiful Victorian town and sea front, regenerated in recent years.

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Ryde, Isle of Wight

Has it all, GREAT shops, a fabulous beach, views and facilities.

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A great little town that thrives on it’s harbour life, walks and community.


Bembridge, Isle of Wight

A east wight town that is vibrant and bustling.  There is a harbour and great beaches.

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Seaview, Isle of Wight

Lovely little village with a yacht club and some great eateries.  Very quiet and classy.

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Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight.

Quaint village dominated by Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was kept prior to execution.

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Newtown, Isle of Wight

Once the Island’s main town and shipping port, due to the safe waters of Newtown Creek.

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Godshill, Isle of Wight

Perhaps the Islands best known village with thatched cottages, cream teas and the Model Village.

Brook, Isle of Wight

Small coastal hamlet with pretty cottages and a stunning beach.  Go and look for the dinosaur footprints.

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East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Like Cowes, a popular yachting venue and once the home to Queen Victoria at Osborne House.

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Gurnard, Isle of Wight

Little village where life seems to revolve around the sailing club and an excellent pub.

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Rookley, Isle of Wight

You could so easily drive through this village and miss the Country Park which has great carp ponds and a lovely bar.

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Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

Between Newport and the west Wight, this lovely village has a great pub and walks down the side of Newtown Creek.

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Niton, Isle of Wight

Lovely village with many Island stone cottages, St Catherines Lighthouse and Castlhaven Cove.

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Godshill, Isle of Wight

Noted for its’ pretty thatched cottages, gift shops, cream teas and the church on the hill

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Newport, Isle of Wight

The Island’s County Town with great shopping, a quay with yachts, boats and a great pub.

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Beach Guide

Have you seen our great beach guide for the Island? – There are some real hidden treasures that are waiting for you to explore.

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Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight

Wootton is where the Wightlink ferry comes in.  There is a good range of shops and fabulous walks.

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St Helens, Isle of Wight

Lovely traditional village with a large green, pretty cottages and a lovely beach and walk on St Helens Duver.

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Brading, Isle of Wight

Between Sandown and Ryde, Brading has a Roman villa and once had a busy port.  Now a salt marsh, it’s a great walk.

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Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Another pretty village with thatched cottages, backing on to rolling Downland and close to a great beach.

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Lake, Isle of Wight

Lake is set between between Sandown and Shanklin.  It has some great shops, a beach, railway stop and is often missed.