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Cowes & East Cowes

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There’s so much more to Cowes than sailing

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

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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Story of the hero Polish warship - 75 years since the bombing of Cowes

Story of the hero Polish warship - 75 years since the bombing of Cowes

If you’re in Cowes during the first week of May, you’ll notice a plethora of Polish events, activities and exhibitions springing up around the town. And if you’re not planning to be in the area, we highly recommend you change your plans and come to the 75th anniversary commemoration of a very special Polish warship.

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