The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is one of the most idyllic yet exciting parts of Britain. A place that seems to exert an irresistible attraction that brings visitors back time after time.
There are an amazing number of attractions on the Isle of Wight for a place that measures only 23 miles by 13 miles. The Isle of Wight has over 60 places to visit with plenty of things to to do come rain or shine including Cowes! There are fun parks with thrilling rides, animal and bird sanctuaries, carnivals and festivals to delight visitors of all ages.
Osborne House - 15 minutes to Lymington Ferry, 30 minutes to the Isle of Wight, then 20 minutes to Osborne House - After her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840, Queen Victoria felt the need for a family residence in the country. To use her words, 'a place of one's own - quiet and retired'. Queen Victoria knew and liked the Isle of Wight after visiting as a child, and she and the Prince Consort were both determined to buy a property there. 'It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot,' wrote the Queen after a visit to Osborne House. In 1845 the royal couple purchased the property with an estate of 342 acres, plus the adjacent Barton Manor to house equerries and grooms and to serve as the home farm.
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Chewton Glen is the nearest luxury hotel and spa near Cowes and is the ideal base from which to enjoy the World famous festival.
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Chewton Glen: a luxury country house hotel set in
130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge
of the New Forest National Park and the sea.
The Isle of Wight: one of the most idyllic
yet exciting parts of Britain.