The Isle of Wight located in the English channel, off the south coast of Hampshire, is the largest of England’s islands. The island is a wonderful British Shangri-La reputed for its natural beauty, rich history, luxury resorts and world-class festivals. And an Isle of Whight Ferry is the cheapest, and often the easiest, way to get there.
Some of the most popular sights and attractions include the: Carisbrooke Castle, Robin Hill, Amazon world, Calbourne water mill, Butterfly world, Owl and Monkey Haven, Parkhurst forest, St Catherines lighthouse and Luccombe beach. One of the most respected music festivals in the world occurs here each year to the admiration of thousands of revelers. The 13th Isle of Wight Festival, will take place on the 10th-12th June, 2011, at Seaclose Park with headliners such as Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Pulp and Kasabian. The 1970 event had an estimated attendance of 600,000 people, surpassing the attendance at Woodstock.
If you're thinking of travelling as a foot passenger or bringing your car, van, motorhome or motorcycle to the Isle of Wight, you have plenty of ferry ports on either flank of the English Channel: such as Portsmouth, Lymington and Southhampton.Some of the best known ferry companies, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel, will allow you to buy a return ticket from £20 by car, and from £35 by foot. Ferry tickets to the Isle of Wight can be bought either as one way, open return or special return. And remember that during the May 16 holiday period prices are even cheaper!
Ferries depart four times a day, depending on which company you decide upon, from 7am to 11.30pm: the journey will take about 30 minutes. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure time.
The Isle of Wight is one of those stunning, serene destinations that is close, easy and cheap to arrive to, but secluded enough to make you feel as if you are going overseas.