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Nov 29

An itinerary of the Isle of Wight, UK

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An idyllic vacation spot for British nationals and International tourists alike, the Isle of Wight a handy place to reach just a few hours South from London. Great Britain’s largest island is easily reachable via trains, buses and highways. Any experience of the island begins at the mainland city of Portsmouth, this is one of the main sites for ferries. Here are a few things to do as well such as the D Day museum. There are a few hundred crossings per day. The boat takes foot passengers and cars. The thirty-minute voyage is often a bit chilly but soon one beholds high cliffs that offer dazzling white stone that one could almost mistake for glaciers.

 

Whippingham

 

Set on the North end of the island this is a good place to explore as it represents what small village life is like on the scenic island. St. Mildred’s Church is a curious wonder, bult almost like a German castle with Rose windows, soaring pinnacles and intricate designs. Osborne house is also in town and it is a former royal residence constructed in the design of an Italian palace.

 

 

Carrisbrooke Castle

 

This is one of the most fortified and historic castles around. The exterior isn’t especially striking for its beauty, by this fortress near the town of Newport offers layers of history. The remains of an ancient Roman fort, Anglo-Saxon strongholds and arrangements from the modern era reveal an impressive site of island heritage.

 

Brading

 

This town hosts a particularly well preserved Roman villa. It is an interactive site for kids and adults alike and has some of the best kept mosaics and an extensive catalogue of Roman archeological curiosities. There are many facilities on site for exploring, dining and souvenirs.

 

Transit

 

There are possibilities to move about in bus and train all over the island, but if one has the possibility to bring a car or bicycle this is the absolute best way to explore. The variety of settings in the landscape has earned the island the title of “England in miniature.” The landscape changes dramatically from cliffs to rolling hills to forested valleys and flat fields.

 

Alum Bay

 

Known as the site of “the needles.” This park and alcove are a symbol of the Isle of Wight. It consists of a beautiful bay with high cliffs, a chairlift down to the beaches and some massive white cliff rocks that stick out of the sea like little islands. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and souvenir glassmakers.

 

The isle has no shortage of great towns and panoramic scenery to explore. The pace of life and local culture are best described as laid back and nostalgic. The variety of settings in the landscape has earned the island the title of “England in miniature.” The landscape changes dramatically from cliffs to rolling hills to forested valleys and flat fields.

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