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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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  • Foodie guide for walkers from Matt and Cat

    Foodie guide for walkers from Matt and Cat

    With more than 80 walks taking place during Isle Walk 2017, there are going to be lots of hungry people looking for the best place to refuel. Matt and Cat have put together a few ideas for where to eat. And if you're taking part in Isle Walk 2017, keep an eye out for the Matt and Cat logo on the walks, to see their recommendations for places to eat.

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  • 5 family adventures on the Isle of Wight this Easter

    5 family adventures on the Isle of Wight this Easter

    For his regular guest blog, Isle of Wight Guru explores five family days out for an Easter escape to Adventure Island. With plenty going on during Easter - including a brand new magical theme world at Blackgang Chine - there will be plenty to enjoy for you and your family.

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