It is never too early to plan a vacation. Planning your escape ahead will help you be prepared and you will be able to enjoy your getaway. However, one question remains: where should I go? There are numerous beautiful destinations, but today we are going to talk about one that is a bit underrated: the Isle of Wight.
The isle comes with numerous attractions and it is known for its beautiful beaches and fund festivals. In fact, the beauty of the Isle of Wight was even recognized by the Beautiful South Awards. Let’s see what this location can offer us.
Most popular attractions
There are many places that you can visit here. However, Osborne should be at the top of the list. This is Queen Victoria’s palace and it can be found at the seaside. The palace has its own private beach and during summer you can watch various entertainments there.
Talking about the beach, there are many hotspots that you must visit. If you want some peace and quiet, you should head over to Compton Bay. This place is also an educative experience, as you will be able to see footprints made by dinosaurs 25 million years ago. If that is not enough for you, Compton Bay also has hidden fossils, and if you manage to find one you can head over to Dinosaur Isle so you can get it identified.
The Museum of Island History is another popular local attraction. You can find it inside Guildhall and it is next the local tourist information center, that can be useful as well. The Carisbrooke Castle is close to these.
There is no way that you can get bored, as there are numerous isle of wight activities that you should give a try. If you love the outdoors you might want to try Goodleaf Tree Climbing where you will have a chance to explore some of the tallest trees on the island.
If you are looking to grab a bite you should head over to Steephill Cove. This place is hidden on the beach, and not many people know about it. There you can find all the seafood you want and you might even meet some celebrities. There are also numerous cafes and restaurants on Union Street and Ryde High Street, and if you are staying out late you can enjoy some of the pubs and bars there.
Finally, the Isle of Wight has various events annually. For example, if you are vacationing during August you might get to see the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally. In September there is the Classic Car Show that all car lovers can enjoy.