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Isle of Wight Tours and Activities

Isle of Wight
Sandy shorelines, white cliffs, and lush countryside come together on the Isle of Wight, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of England’s largest islands. Once the preferred holiday destination of Queen Victoria, the Isle of Wight is now popular for its annual music festivals, impressive dinosaur fossil quarries, and scenic walking trails.

The Basics
Often called England in Miniature, the Isle of Wight may be just 25 miles (40km) long, but there are plenty of attractions for visitors of all ages. Explore the island’s countryside on foot, by bike, or steam train; take a dip in the Solent; or explore the many historical locations on the island, such as the 15th century Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, and the Ventnor Botanical Gardens.

You can save time at many of the Isle of Wight’s attractions with prebooked admission tickets. Alternatively, guided one-day, overnight, and multi-day excursions—which sometimes include other stops along the south coast—are available from London.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Isle of Wight’s small size means it can be explored in just a few days.
  • Many Isle of Wight attractions close in winter.  
  • The Isle of Wight is connected to the mainland by the world’s only commercial hovercraft service.
  • Most points of interest on the Isle of Wight are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but more rural attractions may not be.

How to Get There
The Isle of Wight is situated just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) off the southeast coast of England, directly below Southampton. Regular vehicle ferries and catamarans run daily from Lymington, Southampton, and Portsmouth, although you can also reach the island via hovercraft from Southsea. Most Isle of Wight excursions from the mainland include round-trip transportation.

When to Get There
The island is at its best, busiest, and most expensive in summer, especially for the music festivals on the Bestival and Isle of Wight Festival weekends. To avoid the biggest crowds and still enjoy good weather, visit in spring and fall. Many attractions close for winter.

What to Do on the Isle of Wight
You have a lot of activities to choose from on Isle of Wight, an island perhaps best known for festivals and fossils. Enjoy a spot of birdwatching, horseback riding, or sailing, before riding the chairlift up to the Needles Landmark and marveling over the multicolored sand of Alum Bay. Meanwhile, Robin Hill Country Park is the ideal spot for a family-friendly day out.  
Address: Ventnor, England
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Osborne Entrance Ticket

Osborne Entrance Ticket

Gain admission to one of the Isle of Wight’s most impressive residences with this Osborne House entry ticket. Explore the elegant Durbar Room, the Royal Apartments, and the private family bedrooms at your own pace, and follow in the footsteps of ex-residents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert through the grounds to the Victorian walled garden. During your visit, admire gifts given to Queen Victoria from across the British Empire.
  • 1 to 3 hours

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Should I book Isle of Wight tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Isle of Wight can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Isle of Wight tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Isle of Wight 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Isle of Wight costs USD 18.84. Guided Isle of Wight tours start around USD 18.84 per person. See all 0 Isle of Wight tickets and tours on Viator.
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