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  • Victoria and Abdul at Osborne
    In OsborneFilmEastCowesRoyal

    Victoria and Abdul at Osborne

    The trailer has been released for the upcoming film, Victoria and Abdul. Starring  Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, telling the story of Queen Victoria and her loyal servant Abdul, as they build an unlikely relationship.

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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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