Places To Visit
There are a variety of places to visit on the Isle of Wight all year round which will suit all ages, budgets, interests and weathers!
If you are looking for relaxing break ideas you can enjoy some of the Island’s history and heritage attractions, or our range of museums, galleries and exhibitions. For family fun and adventure try some of our theme parks, animal attractions, carnivals and special events, or get involved in some of the exciting outdoor activities that are available.
Wherever you go on the Isle of Wight you will see evidence of its fascinating past, which stretches all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs. Visit Roman villas, medieval castles and historic houses which showcase much of the Island’s rich heritage, then discover historic landmarks such as the medieval St Catherine’s Oratory (also known as the “Pepperpot”) and the Megalithic Mottistone Longstone, as you explore the varied landscapes across the Island.
We have some great character towns and villages, each with their own charm and lots of reasons to visit. These are great if you are looking for a day out shopping, or something to do on a rainy day. You can find plenty to keep you busy with a range of shops and cafes.
The Isle of Wight currently has the highest number of award-winning beaches in the UK – here you can either spend your time walking, exploring, hunting for fossils, or in good weather simply sunning yourself and swimming in the sea!
Use the search box in the left hand column to browse places to visit on the Isle of Wight, or alternatively have a look at the attractions page for more ideas.
The Isle of Wight is a fantastic place to explore at all times of the year, with lots of things to see and do!
The Isle of Wight has some of the best beaches in the country, many of which have won awards for their quality
Isle of Wight museums and art galleries offer the perfect window into the deep and varied history of the Island, and its rich arts and culture.
Find details of Isle of Wight castles, churches, manor houses and other historic buildings on the Isle of Wight official visitor website.
For families and the thrillseekers amongst you look no further than the great variety of theme park adventures on the Isle of Wight.
You will find everything from Lions & Tigers to Penguins, Meerkats and Monkeys at our various animal attractions
Find out what's happening on the Isle of Wight with our comprehensive calendar of festivals and events. Sign up for our e-newsletter for the latest.
The Isle of Wight is home to some magnificent gardens and stately homes, which make the ideal place to visit during your stay!