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Hidden Gems

The Isle of Wight is filled with hidden gems and is ready to be explored by you. 

The Isle of Wight is filled with hidden gems and is ready to be explored by you. 

The Isle of Wight, as well as having some of the most incredible coastlines and countryside is also home to some of the most iconic and historical buildings from our history and heritage and they’re all waiting for you to seek them out!


Below are just a few examples of what the Island has to offer just to whet your inner explorer's appetite!

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St Catherine's Oratory

Affectionately known as the Pepperpot, it stands on one of the highest parts of the Island and is the only medieval lighthouse surviving in England.

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Steam Railway

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside ... or hop off at one of the stations and just watch the trains go by. 

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Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey is home to a small group of Benedictine monks.

You can visit the church and wander around the grounds to experience the tranquil atmosphere.

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Compton Bay

One of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets is Compton Beach. Located in West Wight, Compton offers a two mile stretch of contrasting golden and dark sands, with rolling seas, tumbling multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, and the white chalk cliffs at Freshwater in the distance.

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Longstone, Mottistone

The Longstone is a megalithic monument near the village of Mottistone, close to the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. It is the only megalithic monument on the Island.

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Newtown Creek

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town. 

Take a gentle stroll through the varied habitats of the Island’s only National Nature Reserve, and visit a hamlet with a colourful past.

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