Escape the World
Hop on the Isle of Wight ferry and you can leave everything else behind you...
If you're looking for a relaxing weekend break, the Isle of Wight is one of Britain's most tranquil retreats. Think a thatched cottage by the sea shared with people who really matter, clean air and ancient woodlands, castles and country houses, fine food and wine. Easily accessible from the mainland, via either the Isle of Wight ferries or hovercraft, we've all you need to wash away your stress and worries - no island comes this close.
Once you've rolled out of bed a peaceful stroll along our Coastal Path in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will put you at ease. Or you might prefer to unwind with some leisurely sailing or golf, or to wander around a local gallery or vineyard
Come the end of a day, put your feet up by the fire in a country pub or indulge in fine food and wine in a superb restaurant. Then relax some more in a wide variety of graded accommodation across the Isle of Wight. Maybe even take time out for a session or two of Reiki, Shiatsu, reflexology, meditation or yoga, to leave you completely stress-free. Whatever you need to unwind and chill out, it's all here.
Outdoor music and theatre are a regular feature during the summer months; from concerts at Osborne House to Shakespearean productions in the historic settings of Carisbrooke Castle or Appuldurcombe House.
Ryde Arts Festival in July is an opportunity for award-winning artists to express themselves in the Island's natural surroundings, from art on the esplanade to poetry on the pier.
So hop on that boat and leave the mainland behind. We'll take care of the rest.