Robbie Lane

Robbie grew up on the Isle of Wight and is the founder of a website called Isle of Wight Guru. He is a former BBC journalist and newsreader who now spends his time promoting the Isle of Wight’s gorgeous beaches and calendar of festivals. His favourite spot on the Island is Compton Bay on a summer’s evening when the tide is at its lowest. His ambition is to travel along the UK’s entire coastline, stopping at the best beaches en route.

Top things to do on the Isle of Wight

From royal summer houses and stunning walks to Michelin recommended restaurants and theme parks, there's no shortage of things to do on the Isle of Wight.

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Isle of Wight festivals 2023

Festival fun on the Isle of Wight in 2023, including Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight Walking Festival, Cowes Week and the Chale Show.

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Secret places on the Isle of Wight

Off-the-beaten-track, these secret places to visit on the Isle of Wight include Roman villas, beautiful bays, fascinating forts and ancient churches.

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A guide to visiting Osborne House

Everything you need to know about touring Queen Victoria’s beautiful home of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, including the walled gardens and Osborne beach.

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Historic houses on the Isle of Wight

Stately homes, abbeys and priories on the Isle of Wight including Osborne House, Farringford House, Appuldurcombe House, Quarr Abbey, and Carisbrooke Priory.

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Gardens on the Isle of Wight

Whether you like your flowers expertly curated or fabulously wild, there is a garden on the Isle of Wight to tempt every green-fingered guest.

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Castles and forts on the Isle of Wight

Castles, forts and historic batteries on the Isle of Wight including Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle, The Needles Old Battery and Fort Victoria.

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Best beaches on the Isle of Wight

Discover the Isle of Wight’s best beaches, including Sandown Bay, Shanklin Beach, Ventnor Beach and Appley, along with advice on accessibility and facilities.

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Places to eat on the Isle of Wight

Outstanding restaurants, pubs and eateries on the Isle of Wight including places to eat in Newport, Ryde, Sandown and Ventnor.

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The best walks on the Isle of Wight

Outstanding walks on the Isle of Wight for families, ramblers and dog walkers including Tennyson Down, The Culver Trail and The Medina Estuary.

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Visit Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the few places in the UK where you could get away with a relaxed approach to holidaymaking. From the centre of the Island you are never more than half an hour from the sea, and you'll find family friendly bays, beaches and coves scattered all over. There are lots of things to do on a visit to the Isle of Wight.

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