Whilst honeymooning with his new wife, Alice, Edward Elgar said of the Island: “…the flowers and wild things here are marvellous, so large and forward; and the gorse, which is in fullest bloom, so abundant and large. The hills, and there are many, and dales are one mass of brilliant yellow! The weather is gorgeous.”
Discover the romantic landscapes for yourselves and book your honeymoon on the Isle of Wight. With an amazing range of places to stay and visit, you’ll find memorable things to do to suit both your tastes.
If you’re planning to visit in summer, head to the coast in search of your perfect beach. The Island is surrounded by vast sandy shores and secluded pebbly coves where you can sit together and watch the world go by. If the mood takes you, climb up a grassy hill with a picnic and look over the picturesque patchwork fields, finding out why the Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘England in miniature’.
If you’d rather treat your newlywed to a yummy restaurant meal, you’ll find the perfect dish in one of the many food and drink locations across the Island, from fine dining restaurants to traditional pubs.
Planning a honeymoon in the winter months? Make sure your visit coincides with ‘Acoustic Isle’. The music festival, which happens in late February, promotes 100 gigs over a course of 10 days. As you walk through the high streets, hear music pouring out of every pub and music venue that you pass. Find a cosy corner and enjoy warming up by the log fire as you’re serenaded by the dulcet tones of an acoustic guitar.