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Stories and Tips Isle of Wight

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Shanklin and Sandown

Written by Joy S on 19 Sep, 2011

Shanklin and Sandown are close to each other, so we decided to spend a day discovering the 2 seaside towns. It took about an hour to get there from our base in Totland Bay.We went first of all to Shanklin. We parked in…Read More

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Written by Joy S on 14 Sep, 2011

We took the ferry from Southampton which arrives in Cowes, so decided to explore a little. We liked the atmosphere so much here, that we decided to come back again the day we left and spend another couple of hours in this area.Cowes is…Read More

Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 12 Sep, 2011

* The Isle of Wight is the smallest county in England when it is high tide. This is not the case when the tide goes out - then it actually becomes larger than Rutland.* To see the island at its scenic best,…Read More

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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 12 Sep, 2011

The Isle of Wight is right at the south of England - 91 miles south west of London and 4 miles south of Southampton. It is perhaps best known for its sandy beaches and ports and it has long been a favourite with the…Read More

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Other Places to Visit on the Isle of Wight

Written by dkm1981 on 03 Dec, 2009

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…Read More

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The Seven (ish) Wonders of the Isle of Wight

Written by dkm1981 on 21 Nov, 2009

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…Read More

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The Isle of Wight

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 15 Jun, 2005

"Okay, the race starts in five minutes..." Thom looked scared. It was Sunday morning, we had barely got ourselves out of bed, and we were on Sandown Beach, about to embark on a sailing-boat race. Or at least, Thom was. I was safe with Thom's dad's…Read More

Hitching to Paris

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 17 Jun, 2005

Not only did we miss our ferry, but we had to pay to get across the channel. Yet neither of these eventualities turned out to be particularly bad things. We had thought our well-honed blagging skills would get us another free ride and had run into…Read More

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