Ryde, Isle of Wight
The largest town on the Isle of Wight, Ryde has been named 'The Gateway to the Island', and for good reason. The catamaran from Portsmouth docks at the end of Ryde Pier. Here the connecting train can take you as far as Shanklin. Next to the pier and Ryde Esplanade bus station is the hovercraft terminal, which links to the mainland in less than 10 minutes.
The several miles of Ryde's sweeping golden sand beach is great for swimming for all the family. The town and sea front is packed with pubs, restaurants and shops.
The festival town of Ryde holds the oldest carnival in the U.K. Traditionally held at the end of the summer, it provides a fitting finale to the carnival season, when floats from all over the Island converge in Ryde for the biggest, brightest spectacle of the year.
Buses to all parts of the Island depart from Ryde Esplanade. Alternatively catch the train to Shanklin via Smallbrook (for the IW Steam Railway), Brading, Sandown and Lake.
In and Around Ryde
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Fired Art is a friendly family run business in the heart of Ryde. We guarantee you a...0.14 miles away
Leo Leisure Bingo club & cinema is situated at the top of the town in Ryde and is the Island's only...0.28 miles away
Long established cycle store for sales, service and cycle hire. Selling specialised and trek cycles...0.32 miles away
The beaches at Ryde lie on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight and offer miles and miles of...0.6 miles away
FREE ADMISSION! Stroll round the vines, tour the winery, watch our ‘vine to wine’ video and enjoy...1.23 miles away
Gold Award Winners – Best Tourism Experience
Seaview Wildlife really stands out from the crowd! ...1.8 miles away
Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Equally appealing to adults and families, your visit to...2.93 miles away
Situated a mile or so from the village, Nunwell House and Gardens should definitely not be missed....3.31 miles away
Cachalot Charters provides sea angling for experienced sea anglers, beginners, novices, families,...3.56 miles away
Award winning exhibition and Visitor Centre with interactive display with loads for kids to do....4.08 miles away
The main beach in Bembridge runs down the coast from the spit at the edge of Bembridge harbour. The...4.1 miles away
Buy beautiful long-keeping garlic. Learn about growing garlic, garlic for health & the power of...4.26 miles away
The Isle of Wight Butterfly World is filled with butterflies from around the world and a range of...4.3 miles away
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* Built around 1700 this is the only surviving windmill on the Island and...4.34 miles away
Whooping gibbons, mischievous marmosets, cheeky capuchins and alluring owls are just some of the...4.64 miles away
With free unlimited return visits over a seven day period, award-winning Robin Hill definitely...4.68 miles away