The Needles & Alum Bay
As soon as you think of the Isle of Wight the iconic image of the Needles springs to mind, the Islands' most famous landmark attraction which you will get to enjoy in conjunction with views over Alum Bay, best known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Some 60 million years ago movement in the bedrock caused underwater sediments to be pushed nearly vertical to form the multi-coloured cliffs that are visible today.
Osborne House is the stunning seaside retreat of Queen Victoria that was also designed by Prince Albert. Recognised as her favourite spot in the world, here you can explore this sumptuous ltalianate villa and its beautiful grounds, preserved as it was when the Queen died here in 1901.
Sandown & Ryde
Sandown is a busy resort, flatter than Shanklin with a fine beach and all kinds of seaside resort attractions to keep you entertained.
The largest town on the Island, Ryde has fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, shops, tea-rooms, pubs, restaurants, and a marina. The sea-wall promenade provides a popular walk, passing the Victorian watchtower on the way to Puckpool Park.