The Island has everything and is like a microcosm of the mainland but with spectacular scenery – cliffs, downland, farmland, forest, beaches – and you don’t have to travel too far to get anywhere. - Dame Ellen MacArthur
The views from the top of the downs (near Ventnor) are only equalled by shores found in the Mediterranean. - Charles Dickens
She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight and she calls it 'The Island' as if there were no other island in the world. -
Jane Austen Mansfield Park
The Undercliff bids fair to exceed all other winter residences in this country, and the island will have added to its title ‘The Garden of England’, that of The British Madeira. - Dr. Clarke, 19th century
I had a very happy childhood on the Isle of Wight, sailing dinghies and riding horses. - Jeremy Irons
About the Isle of Wight
England's largest island, the Isle of Wight, sits a short sea crossing over the Solent from the southern mainland coast of the United Kingdom. It has been enjoyed as a holiday and short break destination since the 18th Cen...
The Isle of Wight is much closer than you would think and can be reached in just over 10 minutes when using one of the three dedicated passenger ferry services. All the services connect with corresponding train an...