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Emirates Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth Family Entrance Ticket
"Take a high speed lift to view deck one 100 metres above sea level and experience the wow of the stunning 350 panoramic view over the Solent and beyond. Explore over 1700 years of history and the secrets of the view with audio guides and interactive touch screens available in multiple languages.Venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk high above the harbour - if you dare! Then take to the helm of our rib boat simulator and race your friends and family.Next head up to the Café in the Clouds 105 metres above the Harbour and relax with a coffee and cake whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Finally climb to the highest open air viewing level and experience the refreshing sea breeze in your hair!Back on ground level
From GBP33.00
 
Emirates Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth Entrance Ticket
"Take a high speed lift to view deck one 100 metres above sea level and experience the wow of the stunning 350 panoramic view over the Solent and beyond. Explore over 1700 years of history and the secrets of the view with audio guides and interactive touch screens available in multiple languages.Venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk high above the harbour - if you dare! Then take to the helm of our rib boat simulator and race your friends and family.Next head up to the Café in the Clouds 105 metres above the Harbour and relax with a coffee and cake whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Finally climb to the highest open air viewing level and experience the refreshing sea breeze in your hair!Back on ground level
From GBP8.00
 
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
"Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.The annual ALL-ATTRACTION TICKET includes entry to: • The new Mary Rose Museum: which launched in 2013. This brand new state-of-the-art museum is home to the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship and an extraordinary collection of artifacts recovered from the sea after 400 years.• HMS Warrior 1860: the world’s first iron-hulled armored warship launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger yet changed naval warfare forever.• HMS Victory: the world’s oldest commissioned warship
From GBP26.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Isle of Wight

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The Chines

There are 2 chines on the island one at Shanklin and one at Ventnor. The first covers 3 acres and is home to waterfalls and a variety of plantlife and woodland.Blackgang chine at Ventnor is more of a...
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Tennyson's Downs & Freshwater Bay

The cliff tops surrounding Freshwater Bay are known as Tennyson's Downs, due to the poet's love of this area. The bay itself is quiet and picturesque and if you can, it is worth taking a day to walk...
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Arreton Manor

The beautiful landscaped gardens and part of the house are open to the public for the peak summer months only. They offer a guided tour through some of the rooms in the Manor including The Old Court...
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Arreton Manor

Arreton Manor is the family home for Andy and Julia Gray-Ling with their children Amie and Will. It is such a special house with enormous history and it is because of this that they open up their home...
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Arretton Downs

My first memories of Arreton are having a boy in my classat Ryde Boys School called Boswell who's parents owned a large farm in Arreton. I even got a summer job aged 13 picking sweetcorn, it was a...
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The Needles history and Shipwrecks

Another famous wreck is that of the Ernst. She was a German three masted vessel whose sails were torn apart by a ferocious storm in November of 1898. She was blown onto the Shingles, where some of the...
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The Needles history and Shipwrecks

ShipwrecksIn and around Alum Bay there are some twenty named wrecks. Probably the best known is the 'Campen'. She was a ship financed by the Dutch East India Company which, with four other sister...
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The Needles history Rocket Site

Rocket SiteBetween 1955 and 1971 a top secret Space rocket and missile development centre was built on the site of the old Needles Battery. There were over 2,000 sq ft of control rooms with up to 240...
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The Needles history The birth of wireless

The birth of wirelessApart from its natural beauties and geological curiosities, Alum Bay has another claim to fame for its part played in the early days of radio transmissions. In early December...
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The Needles history

The Needles and Needles LighthouseThe original lighthouse was erected in 1785 on the summit of the Downs at the western extremity, 462 ft above sea level. However, it was generally considered that the...
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The Needles

One of the seven wonders of the Island: Needles you cannot thread. These chalk stacks are probably the best known landmark on the Island. The lighthouse is no longer manned. Until recently, the...
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Ryde

Ryde is one of the biggest places on the island. The pier is quite extensive, there's a painted line showing where the pedestrians & cars should be. A land train goes along the front, not sure how...
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Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly

The Isle of Wight Lavender farm is a gorgeous smelling place (an improvement on th garlic farm anyway (~_~) ). There is a shop here full of potions & products taken from the lavender plant, all of it...
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Bembridge Boat Houses

In the little village of Brembridge we came across a row of gorgeous boat houses. Many of them in various states of repair & disrepair, but most of them in great condition. This one was my favourite,...
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Sandown

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Ryde

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Top Hotels in Isle of Wight

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Hope Rd., Shanklin, PO37 6EH, United Kingdom
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58 Carter Street, Sandown, PO36 8DQ, GB
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High street, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, United Kingdom
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Bedbury Lane, FRESHWATER, PO40 9PE, GB
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Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Hampshire PO38
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Queens Road Egypt Point, Melcombe Cottage, Cowes,
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Top Things to Do in Isle of Wight

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Long John Eater

The staff are very good and will go out their way to assist you, there's also a varied menu. Situated at the bottom of a steep hill, there's plenty of room upstairs and down, the view over the bay is...
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Ventnor Paddling Pool

We came to Ventnor especially for the paddling pool and we were not disappointed. The pool is down on the Esplande at Ventnor, and its special feature is an amazing scaled down centre piece of the...
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"My childhood years on the Island"
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"Island of Vectis Very Near To Britannia"
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"ISLE OF WIGHT - THE DIAMOND ISLE"
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"Isle of Wight Magic"
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"IOW"
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