The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the island located just off the south coast of England in the English Channel, separated from the mainland by the Solent.  It is diamond-shaped and just 23 miles wide but despite its relatively small size, the Isle of Wight is said to have more attractions per square mile than anywhere else in the UK - and with Chale Bay Farm as your base you can reach most of them in less than 30 minutes by car.

The weather is influenced by the sea breezes and warm, south-westerly winds. During the summer months of May, June, July, August and September we often have extremely sunny weather and the climate is generally between one and two degrees higher in temperature than the UK mainland.

The Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times with Queen Victoria having built her summer residence, Osborne House, here.  It is also famed for its sailing and is home to the world renowned Cowes Week, presently sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management.  

More recently it has become renowned for its music, hosting the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival as well as many smaller events.  We also have a great animal wildlife both historically being one of the richest locations for dinosaur fossils in Europe as well as being home to the Red Squirrel. 

We've put together some themed Itineraries to give you some ideas on just some of the things to do on the Isle of Wight.

As an island packed with a wonderfully wide variety of attractions, events, historical places and beautiful sights to see there is something for everyone.