Isle of Wight Journals

A Trip to the Isle of Wight

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A travel journal to Isle of Wight by dkm1981

The Needles Photo, Isle of Wight, England More Photos
Quote: The Isle of Wight is where my mum's family hail from and it's a place that I have fond memories of, both as a child and as a big kid!
Isle of Wight Zoo Photo, Isle of Wight, England
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I've already written about the seven wonders of the Isle of Wight, but there are many other towns that don't make it onto that list, but that are very much worth the visit anyway.SandownOne of the island's most popular towns, it attracts visitors from all over the world. The reason for this is probably its many attractions including the Culver Pier, the Isle of Wight Zoo and the seafront arcades. Another reason for its popularity is its many, many facilities. Here in Sandown, you'll find plenty of hotels suiting all budgets as well as a busy high street and as many restaurants, cafes and bars as you can shake a stick at. Sandown offers the quintessential...Read More

Sandown Pier

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Attraction | "Fun for All the Family"

A Pound Each on the Two Pence Slots! Photo, Isle of Wight, England
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Sandown is one of the most popular towns on the Isle of Wight with tourists from all over the world, largely due to its wide variety of attractions, including its iconic pier.The pier was originally built over three years from 1867 to 1870, however it has undergone many dramatic facelifts since then, including a massive extension to the 870ft length it is now, eventually resulting in the popular attraction it is today.It originally had a theatre but, after a massive £2m refurbishment after damage caused by a fire in the late 80s, this is no longer a feature. It does, though, have a mass of other facilities and attractions that have taken its place.The pier's crownin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2009

Cowes from the ferry Photo, Isle of Wight, England
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The people of the Isle of Wight are quite proud of their 'wonders' - that is if you are to believe the countless postcards, tea towels and other souvenirs with them emblazoned accross! There is some debate though as to how many there are, some say six, some say seven and some say eight. However, in accordance with the wonders of the world, I've always believed there were seven and here they are:1. Cowes - you cannot milkIs a small town at the top of the island where the famous Red Funnel passenger and car ferries dock. It is split into two parts (Cowes and East Cowes) by the River Medina. It's a lovely, sleepy little town with a big focus on the sailing community. It absolutely...Read More

Red Funnel Ferries

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Attraction | "Across the Solent on the Red Funnel"

Red Funnel Ferries Photo, Southampton, England
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The Red Funnel is a passenger and vehicle ferry service that links the Isle of Wight with the mainland at Southampton. A quick glance at their website tells us that they have been operating this service for almost 150 years, and that they carry over 3 millions people across the Solent each year. For anyone who is familiar with the Isle of Wight, you have doubtless used the services of the Red Funnel company, named after the infamous red funnels of its fleet. It is something that is synonymous with the Island and, as a result, you'll find it features on everything from tea towels to postcards. Since my mum and her family all hail from the Isle of Wight, I have been a regular vis...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Red Funnel Ferries
12 Bugle Street
Southampton, United Kingdom SO14 2JY
+44 0845 155 2442

Isle of Wight Zoo

Attraction | "The Star of TV's Tiger Island"

Isle of Wight Zoo Photo, Isle of Wight, England
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I really like the Isle of Wight Zoo in Sandown. It is quite small compared to many other zoos in the UK, but the animals they have inside more than make up for it. Let's face it, when people go to the zoo, they want to see lions and tigers, which is what this zoo has plenty of - hence it being the basis for ITV's Tiger Island programme. The enclosures for the animals seem to be more than adequate and the animals are clearly very well looked after. The zoo as a whole is very well laid out and easy to get round, giving you the chance to see all the animals without going round in circles. Like I said, the main attraction is the fantastic tigers, but you can also see the engaging m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2009

Isle of Wight Zoo
Yaverland Seafront - Sandown
Isle of Wight, England PO36 8QB
+44 1983 403883