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It may be late autumn and winter, but the Island still has things to do. Such is the climate of the Island that even in winter it is possible to perhaps cycle, run or walk some of the beautiful paths that dot the Island. There are events going on - The Literary festival or fireworks and Christmas brings their own ambience to the lovely towns and villages.
Gatehouse Road, Ashey
Photograph © Peter Trimming
Small Ships Race Cowes 6th to 8th October 2023. A very popular event on the Solent with disabled and young crews taking part. First timers some of them may be but it is highly competitive as well as fun.
Isle of Wight Literary Festival 5th to 8th October 2023.
Harp on Wight International Festival 24th to 29th October 2023. Ryde.
Fairlee Fireworks. North Fairlee Farm, Fairlee Road, Newport. 3rd November 2023. Family fun.
Bembridge Fireworks Night. Steyne Park. 4th November 2023.
Bonfire & Firework Night and Extravaganza. White Horse Inn, Whitwell. 4th November 2023. Create yur own Guy Fawkes competition.
The Southern Vectis Christmas Lights Tour 8th to 23rd December 2023. Spectacular. Book early!!!
Chilly Hilly, 10 mile cross country run - the name says it all, but with a difference - such spectaular views. 10th December 2023.
Chain Ferry, Cowes.
Photograph © David Martin
Cowes If you are coming from the mainland it is an excellent entry point from Southampton. Cowes itself is a very pleasant seaside town with a shingle beach. Plenty of shops and accommodation, but in the summer it is best to book, for the town is a popular holiday destination not only for yachting folk.
Havenstreet. The main place for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway events and the Railway Museum. The stations are Smallbrook, Ashey Havenstreet and Wootton. Havenstreet is only a short distance to Ryde.
Arreton is a very old village few miles east of Newport. Arreton Barns is situated in the village. There is a craft village and the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum are within the complex.
Yarmouth Another of the entry ports to the Island, this time from the lovely town of Lymington. English Heritage own Yarmouth Castle. The town is a pleasant mix of pleasant country town and port.
We hope you have a pleasant stay and an enjoyable event.
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Wheatsheaf Lane, Yarmouth
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