BRITAIN’s Photos of the Week: Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is just a short ferry ride from mainland England, and is a delightful place to visit for a Spring weekend getaway

Osborne House
Osborne House. ©VisitBritain/Martin Brent

With an area of 148 square miles and situated a few miles off the Hampshire coast, the Isle of Wight is the largest island in England. It was home to the literary figures including the poet Tennyson and was also the site of Queen Victoria’s much-loved summer residence and final home, Osborne House at East Cowes. With a maritime tradition such as boat building and sail making, the Isle of Wight is as industrious as it is picturesque. Scroll down our gallery to see some of the most idyllic spots to visit on this picture-postcard island.

Needles Lighthouse
Needles Lighthouse ©VisitBritain/Britain on View
Needles ©VisitBritain/Britain on View
Needles ©VisitEngland
Boats in Yarmouth
Yarmouth Harbour ©VisitEngland
Bonchurch to Culver
Bonchurch ©VisitEngland
Brighstone Holiday Centre
Brighstone holiday centre ©VisitEngland
Brighstone village
Brighstone village ©VisitEngland
Brook Bay
Brook Bay ©VisitEngland
Ventnor Botanical Garden
Ventnor Botanical Gardens ©VisitEngland
Godshill Model Village
Godshill Model Village ©VisitEngland
Ventnor beach
Ventnor beach ©VisitEngland
St Catherine's Point Lighthouse
Lighthouse at St Catherine’s Point ©VisitEngland
Newtown Nature Reserve
Newtown Nature Reserve ©VisitEngland
Robin Hill Electric Woods
Robin Hill Electric Woods ©VisitEngland
Palm trees at Sandown ©VisitEngland
Tennyson Monument
The Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down ©VisitEngland
West coast Isle of Wight
Western coastline along the Isle of Wight ©VisitEngland

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