Isle of Wight

Sunset over the water and sand at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Welcome to a treasure island just a 30-minute ferry ride away.

Places to visit

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Places in the South East where you still need to book 

Our Isle of Wight coast and countryside places, as well as Mottistone Gardens, Bembridge Windmill and the Needles Old Battery, are open. There is no need to book in advance.

Elsewhere in the South East, some of our places will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before you visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed for practical reasons.

Summer on the Isle of Wight

Enjoying a family summer walk

Things to do with the kids on the Isle of Wight 

We've family activities to enjoy across the Island this summer. From creating music at Mottistone Gardens, to travelling through time at Newtown and wildlife adventures at the Needles, find out what the whole family can get up to.

A walker stands beside St Catherine's Oratory admiring the view

Discover some history on the Isle of Wight 

If you have an interest in history, come and explore some of the great places we care for on the Isle of Wight. Here's just a sample of what you can find.

More things to enjoy, wherever you are