Isle of Wight Man and Van

A guide to the Isle of Wright

Have you ever considered relocating to the Isle of Wight? Perhaps you are happy where you are but have thought about visiting it? Read on to find out more about what it’s like to spend time on the Isle of Wight.

Events on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight plays host to numerous popular annual events which include Cowes Week and the Isle of Wight music festival. The island is also home to a series of idyllic beaches where locals and tourists alike love to unwind.

Does the Isle of Wight have a capital city?

It’s worth noting that the Isle of Wight doesn’t have a major city. However, it does have a large town called Ryde.

What is the weather like on the Isle of Wight?

The weather on the Isle of Wight can be somewhat unpredictable. Although you might associate the island with bright sunshine, it can be quite stormy in the winter.

Leading attractions on the Isle of Wight

The island offers numerous fantastic coastal walks. Some of the most popular destinations on the Isle of Wight include Cowes, East Cowes and Lymington. The Isle of Wight’s most notable attractions include Steephill Cove and Carisbrooke Castle.  The former home of Queen Victoria is located in West Cowes. The island is home to several fascinating historic spots including Totland Bay.

Are house prices expensive on the Isle of Wight?

There’s not a huge difference in house prices between the Isle of Wight and mainland UK, though fees can vary wildly between flats, terraced houses, semi-detached houses and detached properties. The island is home to a generous number of Victorian builds.

Are there many schools and colleges on the island?

The Isle of Wight plays host to a wide range of primary schools and secondary schools. The Isle of Wight also has a number of colleges, the largest of which is The Isle of Wight College.

Job opportunities on the Isle of Wight

There’s a diverse range of opportunities when it comes to jobs on the Isle of Wight. Education and the emergency services are two of the biggest employers on the island. We do recommend that you find a job on the island before you relocate to it.

Eating and drinking on the Isle of Wight

When it comes to eating and drinking, there are many pubs and restaurants to choose from on the Isle of Wight. You can find cuisine from around the world here. Many of the pubs are family-friendly and offer a children’s menu.

How do I get to the Isle of Wight from the mainland?

You can reach the Isle of Wight from the mainland by heading to Southampton on the south coast of England. From there, you can take the car ferry and get to East Cowes within an hour. It will take you around 25 minutes to reach the island on the foot passenger ferry which will take you to West Cowes.