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Book a Best Western hotel on the Isle of Wight, the largest island in England. No other place will give you such a coherent mix of countryside and beach rolled into one. The island has a rich history and was the last place in the United Kingdom to be touched by Christianity. It was also used as an important defensive platform during the many years of warfare with France and Spain. Much of the island's past is still visible today. Best Western has one hotel on the Isle of Wight, based in Egypt Point on the edge of Cowes, so book today and come and see this historic island.

Town and city breaks on the Isle of Wight

The county town of the island is called Newport and is the hub of all island life. An arts centre nestles on the quay and, nearby, the Isle of Wight Music Festival is hosted each June. In the north, the historic yachting resort of Cowes dates back to Tudor times and boasts Cowes Castle, built on the orders of Henry VIII. Now this cosmopolitan hub is packed with modern cafes, boutiques and bars, becoming livelier during the annual Cowes Week in August, a great time to take a short break in our Isle of Wight hotel. Ryde and Ventnor join Sandown and Shanklin in drawing the beach crowd on the east and are easy to get to from our hotel on the Isle of Wight.

Holidays in the Isle of Wight countryside

From your Isle of Wight hotel, head out to enjoy the view from the famous Carisbrooke Castle, before exploring the island's 147 square miles. The castle acted as a gaol for King Charles after the Civil War, who, fleeing from the victorious Roundheads, chose the Isle of Wight as his hiding place, only to be imprisoned by the unsympathetic governor, Richard Hammond, in this foreboding structure for 14 months. You can let the train take the strain from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Beach holidays on the Isle of Wight

Being (relatively) small, a large part of the island's makeup is coastline and looking for a beach hotel on the Isle of Wight will have you spoilt for choice, whether it is just for a short break or a longer stay. On an island full of clean, safe beaches, it may be hard to choose just one, so many locations are truly stunning and not to be missed. Sandown on the east coast of the island has a traditional pleasure pier, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The beach forms part of a delightful bay, with golden sands and blue seas.  Ryde, in the north and Ventnor in the south, along with Shanklin and Bembridge also all succeed in drawing sun-seeking crowds to enjoy the crystal-blue sea and luxuriously long beaches.

 Freshwater Bay is on the western tip of the island, a wonderful place to stay in a hotel in the Isle of Wight. The white cliffs give a dramatic beauty to the cove, while below the calm, clear waters of the bay are perfect for a summer swim. The area is steeped in history, previously being the home of the poet Lord Tennyson. For nature lovers the nearby Afton Marsh is an area of Special Scientific Interest. The picturesque shaded river plays home to many rare species of bird, animal and plant life.

Attractions on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight benefits from unique attractions, which both kids and adults will love. Try watching the wonderful Waltzing Waters show, which blends light, sound and water to astounding effect. At the Needles, take the chair lift down the cliff, enjoying the varying colours of sand as you slowly descend to the beach. The Dinosaur Isle exhibit at Blackgang Chine in Sandown allows visitors to meet with palaeontologists and chat with them whilst they work. Don't forget to bring your finds from the fossil rich beaches, as the museum staff will be happy to identify them for you.
  The Isle of Wight combines the quiet beauty of a rural resort, with the entertainment venues and history of more developed areas. An Isle of Wight hotel, perfect for short breaks, serves you inland areas just as well as they do coastal regions.
Book a hotel on the Isle of Wight with Best Western for a really memorable short UK break.

Attractions in Isle of Wight:

Reading FC 2011/12

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Semi-State Rooms

Opening times:
Daily 9.45am-4.15pm Sep 2012 - Feb 2013 (annual)

The Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle © The Dean & Canons of Windsor
Changing of the Guard

Opening times:
Apr-July Mon-Sat 11am; Aug-Mar 11am alternate days and excluding Sundays; please visit the castle's website for full details Jan - Dec 2013 (annual)

Fulham FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Chelsea FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Isle of Wight:

Charles Dickens' Birthplace, Portsmouth. Courtesy of Portsmouth Tourism
Charles Dickens' Birthplace

Dates Open:
07/02/2015 to 07/02/2015
01/05/2015 to 30/09/2015

Artists' Market

Dates Open:
17/10/2015 to 17/10/2015
03/10/2015 to 03/10/2015
02/05/2015 to 02/05/2015
18/04/2015 to 18/04/2015
21/02/2015 to 21/02/2015
18/07/2015 to 18/07/2015
06/06/2015 to 06/06/2015
05/09/2015 to 05/09/2015
02/01/2016 to 02/01/2016
19/12/2015 to 19/12/2015
20/06/2015 to 20/06/2015
19/09/2015 to 19/09/2015
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015
21/11/2015 to 21/11/2015
21/03/2015 to 21/03/2015
16/05/2015 to 16/05/2015
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015
15/08/2015 to 15/08/2015
07/02/2015 to 07/02/2015
07/11/2015 to 07/11/2015
05/12/2015 to 05/12/2015

Rallye Sunseeker National Car Rally
Rallye Sunseeker National Car Rally

Dates Open:
24/02/2015 to 24/02/2015

Westgate Museum

Dates Open:
01/02/2015 to 31/03/2015
01/04/2015 to 31/10/2015

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum, Salisbury. Courtesy of The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum
The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum

Dates Open:
01/11/2015 to 30/11/2015
01/04/2015 to 31/10/2015
01/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Dates Open:
01/03/2015 to 31/10/2015
01/11/2015 to 29/02/2016
01/11/2014 to 01/03/2015


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