Located off the coast of Hampshire, about a two hour ferry ride from London, the Isle of Wight (also called Dinosaur Island) is one of the UK's largest islands, offering year-round delights for visitors. The island is dominated by famous historic landmarks, stunning coastline, and well-conserved wildlife. Book a holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight to explore its picturesque villages and verdant landscapes.
The island has had a lot of visitors: after the dinosaurs, who walked there millions of years ago, plenty of notable figures have sailed across the Solent to relax, recuperate and generally have a good time. If the Isle of Wight’s scenery and starry skies don’t already draw you in, take a look at the impressive list of famous writers, authors, and royals who have visited the retreat. Admittedly, Charles I, who was imprisoned there in Carisbrooke Castle, may not have had such a whale of a time. But, in general, visitors to Isle of Wight holiday accommodation have long been charmed by the island’s haven-like feel, its natural beauty, and its many attractions.