Get the royal experience at Osborne House:
Historically, the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination with the royal family and it’s easy to see why. Osborne House, located on the North-Western point of the island, was Queen Victoria’s favourite place to spend the summer and it is now open to the public. With gloriously well-maintained gardens and an extravagantly decorated interior, Osborne House is a necessity for anyone visiting the island. After this, you could complete your day of luxury and sophistication with some wine tasting. The Rosemary vineyard, located just a 20-minute drive from Osborne House and along the island’s eastern coast, offers great wine and even better views over the vineyards.
Scenic drives along the coast:
With miles of glorious coastline and stunning windy roads, the Isle of Wight is a real driver’s paradise. The pick of the bunch has to be the route that follows along the West coast of the island. Military Road, built by war prisoners during world war two, passes through many charming villages whilst providing constant views out to sea. This drive will take you to Alum Bay and its famous monument known as The Needles. You can park up at Alum Bay and take the chair lift to the summit for a great view of the famed three chalk cliffs.
Activities for the whole family:
For those travelling as a family, the Isle of Wight provides seemingly endless amounts of kid-friendly activities. For nature-loving families, what better way to start your day out than the Butterfly World, followed by a visit to Monkey Haven? Both of these attractions are situated next door to each other, and there is an operational Steam Railway just a five-minute drive away. Another attraction bound to be a hit with young children is the model village in Godshill. The dainty model buildings are sure to make any child feel like a giant!