Isle of Wight Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight in England Map – GFDL via wikipedia commons

The Isle of Wight is located off the South English coast, prominent towns in the area include Newport, Cowes and Ryde. The Isle of Wight is one of the most southerly of England’s counties, the area enjoys a milder climate than most of the UK due to its location.

The Isle of Wight has been a favourite holiday destination for many years, located just of the English mainland there are miles of scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all. A visit here can be done in a day, weekend or longer offering visitors with plenty of options. Local attractions & places of interest include the Isle of Wight Festival, Yarmouth Castle, Needles Park, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight Botanic Garden and Amazon World Zoo Park. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Isle of Wight Quick Facts

Population: 140,500

Region: South West England

Area total: 384 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01983 (Newport, Ryde and Cowes).

Postcode Area PO30 (Newport), PO33 (Ryde), PO31 (Cowes).

Closest Airports: Southampton Airport, Bournemouth Airport.

Local Food: Isle of Wight Doughnuts, Artisan Cheeses, Local wines, beers, cider and apple juices, seafood varieties.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Newport, Cowes, Ryde, Shanklin and Sandown.

Famous Attractions: Isle of Wight Festival, Yarmouth Castle, Needles Park, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight Botanic Garden and Amazon World Zoo Park.
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