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Isle of Wight
in Great Britain

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an island located off the south coast of England in the English Channel. It is the largest island in England and the second largest in the British Isles. The island is approximately 23 miles long and 13 miles wide and has a population of around 140,000 people.

The Isle of Wight is a popular holiday destination, due to its stunning scenery and mild climate. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, and its rolling hills and countryside. It also has a number of historic towns and villages, such as Cowes, Ventnor and Ryde.

The Isle of Wight has a long and interesting history. It was inhabited by the Celts in the Iron Age, and the Romans established a settlement at Brading in the 1st century AD. In the Middle Ages, the island was a popular destination for pilgrims, and in the 19th century it was a popular destination for wealthy Victorians.

The Isle of Wight is also well known for its maritime history. It was the site of the first ever boat race in 1851, and the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, which was held from 1968-1970, attracted some of the biggest names in rock music.

Today, the Isle of Wight is a popular tourist destination, with a variety of attractions, including the Needles Park and the Isle of Wight Zoo. It is also home to a number of festivals, such as the Isle of Wight Festival and the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful and interesting island, with a rich and varied history. Its stunning scenery and mild climate make it an ideal holiday destination.

Excursion tips for a day in Isle of Wight

As a tourist in Isle of Wight in Great Britain, there is plenty to do and explore in this beautiful island. Here is a list of activities you can enjoy on a day trip:

1. Visit the Needles Landmark Attraction and take a ride on the chairlift to the top of the cliffs for stunning views of the English Channel.

2. Explore the picturesque towns of Yarmouth, Ryde and Ventnor and take in the unique charm of each.

3. Take a boat trip around the island and spot the local wildlife such as seals, dolphins and porpoises.

4. Visit Osborne House, the former home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

5. Check out the ancient monuments of Carisbrooke Castle, Yaverland Battery and the Appuldurcombe Estate.

6. Relax on the golden sands of Shanklin Beach, Sandown Beach or Ventnor Beach.

7. Enjoy a day of golf at one of the many courses on the island.

8. Take a walk along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path and admire the stunning views of the coastline.

9. Go to the Isle of Wight Zoo and observe the exotic wildlife.

10. Visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and take a ride on a vintage steam train.

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The climate in Isle of Wight

The climate in Isle of Wight in Great Britain is generally mild and temperate throughout the year. In the summer months (June-August), temperatures average around 16-20°C and the island experiences long hours of sunshine. In the winter (December-February), temperatures average around 5-7°C and there is usually some rainfall. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C and some rainfall. Overall, the Isle of Wight has a mild climate with moderate temperatures throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Isle of Wight

Our weather forecast for Isle of Wight helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 15.3 °C
28.1 m/s
52.9 m/s
77.7 %
22.6 m
82.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 13.8 °C
13.0 m/s
24.5 m/s
48.0 %
24.1 m
83.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 14.5 °C
10.4 m/s
20.9 m/s
68.7 %
24.1 m
83.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 15.5 °C
11.2 m/s
18.4 m/s
67.0 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 14.2 °C
28.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
91.3 %
23.9 m
87.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 12.4 °C
37.1 m/s
54.7 m/s
76.1 %
24.1 m
85.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 16.4 °C
38.5 m/s
52.2 m/s
74.5 %
23.7 m
87.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 14.2 °C
26.3 m/s
37.3 m/s
19.0 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 14.2 °C
25.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
74.7 %
23.0 m
77.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 13 °C
19.1 m/s
29.6 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
77.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 13.9 °C
25.9 m/s
34.9 m/s
95.2 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 16.7 °C
19.8 m/s
27.7 m/s
99.5 %
24.1 m
88.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 17.3 °C
24.1 m/s
38.9 m/s
45.5 %
23.8 m
83.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 14.1 °C
21.2 m/s
32.8 m/s
75.7 %
22.0 m
77.8 %
1,019 hPa

Cruises to Isle of Wight

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Scheduled ship calls in Isle of Wight, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Oct. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am

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