Isle of Wight  -  2010



The Hermitage Hotel



The Hermitage Hotel



The Needles

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Isle of Wight (this page)

I o W Scenes

Carisbrooke Castle

Osborne House




In early March we had a short relaxing stay in the Isle of Wight. I had never visited the IoW, but Ann has fond (?) childhood memories.


The weather was dry - but bitterly cold for this time of year - hence the photos show us well wrapped up!














I would highly recommend the Hermitage Hotel. As you can see we stayed in a fabulous suite sleeping in a Victorian 4-poster bed. The food was also great in this small, friendly "boutique" style hotel.



















The Needles at the Western-most tip of the island are probably its most famous landmark (watermark?!). There are a few more photos of IoW scenes here



















Carisbrooke is all that an ancient castle should be:- ramparts to climb on, romantic ruins, dominant views of the surrounding countryside and a bit of history thrown in as well. Carisbrooke Castle is strategically in the centre of the Isle of Wight and ticks all the right boxes (except that the tea-rooms were closed!).












A very grand stately mansion; and if you are in to everything Victorian, then you have got to visit Osbourne House.


Designed by Prince Albert to reflect the contemporary "Italianate" style.



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