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  • What's on in June

    June is full of Isle of Wight Festivals. From THE Isle of Wight Festival to the Mondomix – for world music lovers. There are festivals taking place across the Island, from a tallship festival in west Wight, to an arts festival on the east of the Wight. We have put together a list of some of the great events taking place this June.

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  • 10 Reasons to visit Nettlecombe Farm

    10 Reasons to visit Nettlecombe Farm

    Escape to Adventure Island and unlock your family adventures at Nettlecombe Farm.  Award winning self-catering cottages & facilities situated in the heart of the glorious Isle of Wight countryside, the perfect place for you and your family to create special memories that you will never forget.  

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  • What's on during May half term

    What's on during May half term

    We’ve got world music, running and scarecrow festivals for you to enjoy during Whitsun half term. And if that isn’t enough, there are plenty more events and activities for you to enjoy, so what are you waiting for – read our guide to some of the great half term events below.

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  • There’s so much more to Cowes than sailing
    In Cowes

    There’s so much more to Cowes than sailing

    If you thought sailing was the only reason to go to Cowes, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There are so many dining and shopping options in both Cowes and East Cowes that you may not even have time to make it to the water! And if you have been sailing all day, rest assured there are plenty of eateries to try out afterwards. If you’re in the mood for an on-deck picnic then head to The Food Hamper delicatessen on Cowes High Street, where the friendly staff will sort you out a feast fit for a day’s sailing. They’ll also fix you a simple yet freshly delicious crab sandwich if you’d prefer for a light bite.

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  • An abbreviated history of Cowes
    In Cowes

    An abbreviated history of Cowes

    The first known settlements in the Cowes area were created by Vikings, who during the 11th Century used the Medina River as a base for raids along the South Coast of England. They established a settlement on the west bank of the river, roughly opposite where the Folly Inn is today,  and it is believed they may have used it as a winter quarters.

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