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Highlights Isle of Wight
- Bathing resort Ryde
- The Needles &
- Alum Bay
- Visit to Carisbrooke Castle
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The Isle of Wight is a popular holiday destination not only for the British, but also for other guests. The range of holiday accommodations is correspondingly broad. Have you always wanted a cottage as a holiday home? Or a holiday apartment in an old mansion? An apartment with a view of the imposing chalk cliffs? Holiday homes can be found all over the island, in cities like Newport, Ryde or Freshwater, as well as in remote green areas.
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Location and orientation
The British Isle of Wight once belonged to mainland England. Today the rhombic island is separated from the opposite Southhampton by an arm of the English Channel. The administrative seat of the island is in Newport, further bigger cities are Ryde as bathing resort with impressive pier and Cowes with its yacht harbour. The island can be reached by various ferry connections from England.
Even Paul McCartney dreamed in one song that he would eventually have a holiday apartment on the Isle of Wight.
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If you visit the Isle of Wight, your ferry will most likely dock in Ryde. But the seaside resort has much more to offer than just a jetty. On the one hand there are the wide sandy beaches, which make the place extremely popular. The 19th century pier, lovingly restored to its original state, is also a highlight, as is the famous Orrey Café, where the walls act as a planetarium.2nd The Needles and Alum Bay
In the far west of the island, the most striking sights of the Isle of Wight rise out of the water: The Needles. These three rocky islands of dazzling white chalk rise up to 30 metres out of the water and are probably the most popular photo motif on the island. Only a short distance away is Alum Bay, famous for its multicoloured sandstone cliffs. A popular souvenir are small glasses in which the differently coloured sand is piled up.3. The Carisbrooke Castle
England's castles and palaces are legendary - and Carisbrooke Castle is no exception. The castle from the late 11th century is popular not only because of its mysterious aura, but also because of its donkeys, which pull up water from the well with a treadwheel. Today the castle also houses an art and local history museum with many exhibits from the history and culture of the Isle of Wight.