The Isle of Wight’s Visitor Information Centre in Newport is the place to go to get all of your Isle of Wight questions answered! Talk to our extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic Travel Ambassadors to find out about what's on, the best places to visit and things to do and let them help you create your own bespoke itinerary.
Ideally located in the centre of the Island (the same town as the main bus station), the Visitor Information Centre also contains some fantastic local gifts, produce and Isle of Wight souvenirs to take home to your loved ones after your Isle of Wight holiday – from chutneys produced by the world-famous Isle of Wight Garlic Farm to colourful glassware crafted at the iconic Alum Bay. Browse the extensive range of leaflets and flyers on display for attractions and events to ensure your time on the Island is well spent.
Looking for travel advice? Our Travel Ambassadors are experts in giving advice on sustainable travel and can help you out with bus times and routes, bike hire and footpaths. Seeing as you're on holiday, why not give your car a well-earned break too?!
Leave the car at home or at your accommodation and explore the Island by bike. We’ve got miles of flat cycle paths to suit novices looking to relax and take in the stunning sights as well as steep hilly routes to suit the keen cyclist looking to give those leg muscles a work out!
If cycling’s not really your thing, our Travel Ambassadors will be able to talk you through some of their favourite walking trails. The Island has an abundance of footpaths that lead you through grassy fields and along stunning chalky coastlines. The paths come in a variety of lengths and difficulty levels, so you can go for a full-blown trek, or simply walk along the coast from one beach to the next. If you're a seriously keen walker, time your visit to coincide with the Isle of Wight Walking Festival in April/May which offers a variety of walks (including a Speed Dating walk which has resulted in four weddings and one baby)!
Fancy putting your feet up and gazing out the window whilst being driven through the patchwork fields? Talk to our travel ambassadors about bus times and the variety of services that run through the towns and villages across the Island.
Our Visitor Information Centre is run by a team of knowledgeable and friendly Travel Ambassadors. They're based at the Centre in Newport Guildhall, but you might also see them out and about helping visitors at ferry ports and attractions. This is what they have to say about the Island and being a Travel Ambassador...
"I love the Isle of Wight because I love to walk my dog and see the amazing scenery and places to visit. It makes me happy to be able to see the sea every day and breathe in the fresh Isle of Wight air. I like to relax in a pub in front of an open fire before being nosy from the top deck of a bus. It's great that I'm able to share my favourite places with our visitors to the Island knowing they'll find it amazing too and that I can make a positive difference to their holiday."
"I love the Isle of Wight because it really is the Bicycle Island. With so many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and routes and trails covering the Island, for me, there's nothing better than getting out to see it all from two wheels and meeting the super friendly cycling community! When I'm not on my bike, I'm usually busy helping visitors explore our wonderful island using sustainable transport because I really believe that when you drive less you see more! My favourite spot is Compton Bay because I love to look out over the rolling seas."
"I love living on the Isle of Wight - it's such a beautiful place. Since becoming a Travel Ambassador I get to travel around the Island on a daily basis helping and advising visitors on where to go and what the Island has to offer which is such a privilege!
I feel very proud to live on the Isle of Wight as we really do have so much to offer; from all the amazing food that is produced here to the amazing attractions, fabulous places to eat and drink and all the beautiful sights to see. There really is something for everyone to do when they visit, whether it be cycling, walking or jumping on the bus and exploring - 'Drive Less, See More' is a very apt saying when it comes to the Isle of Wight."
The Visitor Information Centre is located at The Guildhall in Newport on the Isle of Wight. Our address is:
Visitor Information Centre
Isle of Wight
Please see the Google map below for the exact location of our Visitor Information Centre.
Monday: 10.30 – 15.30
Tuesday: 10.30 – 15.30
Wednesday: 10.30 – 15.30
Thursday: 10.30 – 15.30
Friday: 10.30 – 15.30
Saturday: 10.30 – 14.30
Visit Isle of Wight’s Visitor Information centre recently won Gold in the Beautiful South Awards! Click here to read more.