The Isle of Wight – There’s More to See and Do than you think

The Isle of Wight is famed for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and traditional charm, but it is also home to a wide range of attractions the whole family will enjoy. Located just off the south coast of Hampshire and only a short ferry ride from Portsmouth or Lymington, the Isle of Wight is a perfect destination for those who don’t want to stray too far from home.

Holiday cottage specialists Blue Chip Holidays has created this handy little guide for attractions to explore on the Isle of Wight that the whole family will love, check them out below:

Shanklin Seafront

This traditional seaside resort has a range of activities, amusements, restaurants and cafes to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Why not take in some of the magnificent views with a walk along one of Shanklin’s great sandy beaches or have some fun on the traditional seaside amusements and games.

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight is great day out for the whole family and is perfect for those who want to try something a bit different. With over 30 activities to choose from at sites throughout the island there is something for everyone no matter your skill.

Activities on offer include a range of water based experiences such as kayaking and paddle boarding or land based activities such as archery, axe throwing and mountain boarding. Adventure Activities Isle of Wight is perfect for those who like to challenge themselves and learn new skills along the way.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway allows visitors to experience the by-gone time of steam travel while taking in the spectacular views of the island. The faithfully restored train and carriages gives passengers a taste of what travel was really like during the Victorian and Edwardian eras and a unique look into the history of the island’s railways.

Passengers can get on and off the train at any of the four stops allowing them to see these impressive engines as they pass by.

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle has been a strategic battlement over 1,000 years, with the main structure of the castle now dating back from the Middle Ages. Visitors to the castle can explore the spectacular Norman keep and wall walk, enjoy the delights of the Princess Beatrice garden and learn about the history of the Isle of Wight at the exhibition and castle museum.