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  • West Wight beaches

    Came here with my daughter, my brother in-law and the 2 boys.You can see Freshwater Bay in the distance.

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  • Godshill Isle of Wight

    Thousands of visitors flock to Godshill every summer to see the thatched cottages and the many attractions for a village as small as Godshill. The prettiest part is the church which sits on a small hillock above the village and is well worth a visit. According to legend, the original foundations were laid in a flat, easy accessible site but every...

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  • Godshill Isle of Wight

    Nowadays it seems to always have tourist coaches and altough the thatch cottages are nicely kept,every other shop seems to be a gift or souvenir shop.

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  • Godshill Isle of Wight

    The origin of the name Godshill supposedly results from the foundations of the church being moved from the bottom to the top of the hill on three occasions whilst it was being built. This was taken to be a sign from God that the church should be built on the hill, hence the name Godshill. It is now considered one of the prettiest villages on the...

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  • West Wight beaches

    Brook Bay BeachBrook BayBrighstonePO30 4HQA sandy beach famous for the remains of a prehistoric pine forest that can be seen at low tide. Eagle-eyed bathers should also keep an eye out for fossils in the surrounding cliffs. Coming here as a child with my 2 sisters usually a Sunday when my dad took the day off.Spending the best part of theday on...

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  • Island Brewing

    Distilling alcohol on the Island goes back to the last millennium when ale houses made their own beer. From around 1600 distilleries were built to dish up more than one outlet. An Island businessman, Jermyn Richards, ran one such brewery in Brading & sold beer to the flotilla of ships easily available via the harbour. 200 years later, in the 1800's...

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  • Isle of Wight in October

    Many visitors to the IOW return year after year as it is such a pleasant and pretty island. The weather is usually very good even if it is not on the mainland. I felt very relaxed and "chilled out" when we stayed there and it is so easy to get around the island by car or public transport. There are numerous tourist attractions and also off the...

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  • Alum Bay

    Alum Bay is famous for its colored sandy cliffs. I wasn't too impressed by the beach. Well, I live in southern California so I must be biased. The spot is only a short walk away from the Needles, so visitors to the Needles usually see both.

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  • Freshwater Bay

    My hike across Tennyson Down ended in Freshwater Bay. The photo was taken in the Freshwater Bay bus stop where I waited for the bus to take me around the island and back to Cowes. As shown in photo, white cliffs can be seen in Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down, and many areas in southeast England, not too different from Dover.

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  • Isle of Wight

    Discover the Isle of Wight!You can take a little train, go hiking, rent a car or a bicycle and enjoy the various places on the island!

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  • The town of Cowes

    Cowes is the biggest town on the island, and the major port to the mainland. The photo was taken from the upper deck of ferry Red Funnel while I was waiting for departure.

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  • Newport Town

    The beautiful and historic town of Newport is situated in the center of the Island and is its principal town, center of commerce and most popular shopping center. You can stroll pleasant old quays (dating from its days as an inland port). Newport has 2 elegant squares and many fine Georgian and Victorian houses. On the picture - the impressive...

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  • Quarr Abbey

    Quar Abbey is a monastery, the home of Benedictine monks. The abbey was founded in 1132, but now little remains of the old premises. In 1907 a new abbey was founded just west of the ruins. The imposing abbey church was completed in 1912 by the French monk-architect Dom Paul Bellot and is the most important building in the monastery. The church is...

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  • Godshill Church

    Godshill Church, standing on its ancient hill, with the huddle of thatched cottages nestling at its foot, is one of the loveliest of English village scenes, and therefore one of the most visited, photographed and painted by people from all over the world. The present church, the 4th on the site, dates from the early 14th century.Church is popularly...

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  • Butterfly and Fountain World

    Landscaped indoor gardens with exotic free flying exotic colorful butterflies. Beautiful Tropical Gardens, lovely Italian Garden; amazing Koi Carp pond. At Medina Garden Centre on the Newport to Wootton road via Staple.

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  • Dinosaur Farm Museum

    One of the newest attractions is the Dinosaur Museum on Sandown front, a couple of minutes walk from the Tiger and Big Cat Sanctuary (known affectionately as Sandown Zoo). The Museum opened in August 2001 and contains many fine exhibits. You can see here the Island's largest and most spectacular dinosaur skeleton - excavated in 1992. Visitors can...

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