Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2019: 50 new walks and around 100 to choose from

people walking across the downs - isle of wight walking festival

Get up close and personal with the best of the Isle of Wight's stunning scenery; journey from the beautiful chalky cliffs of the west coast to the lush green rolling hills of the east at the 2019 Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 6:56pm

By Feature Writer

Watch: Isle of Wight hits the spotlight with Queen’s Isles

rowing from the air - german tv programme

During the hot summer of 2018 a film crew captured some wonderful footage for this programme being shown on French and German TV.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight remains in Trip Advisor Top Ten UK places to visit

IOW bluebells

It's not just the wonderful scenery, but also the warm friendly welcome of the Island's accommodation providers, attractions, that keeps the Isle of Wight in the Trip Advisor Top Ten.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 11:31am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight warns against scammers this holiday season

Koala Cottage Godshill

Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being warned to be vigilant after Island accommodation providers were targeted by scammers.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark

New micro brewery plans for Sandown get government cash boost

man walking through a microbrewery with barrels

A good chunk of government funding is now making its way to the Isle of Wight to kick-start a new micro brewery.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Nose in, fingers out’ says new Visit Isle of Wight Chairman

Ian Griffiths Chair Visit Isle of Wight 640

The new chairman for Visit Isle of Wight says he's a "nose in, fingers out" person and is excited about working with the Visit IW team and BID levy payers.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:16am

By Simon Clark with one comment

‘Diverse and beautiful’ Medina Valley promoted by local organisations

In action during England v Scotland Guinness Six Nations match played at Twickenham Stadium, London, England. March 16, 2019.

The brand has been developed for local organisations to support and enhance their marketing, and will be freely available to use.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:26pm

By Catherine Bassindale

Isle of Wight produce praised to the hilt in James Martin’s Great British Adventure

james martin and paul griffin

A great deal of love is shown for Isle of Wight produce by TV chef, James Martin, in the latest episode of his 'Great British Adventure’, shown on ITV earlier this week and available on catch-up. Details within.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 8:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Sandown Bay and Bembridge village crowned UK’s best

Sandown Bay

The results are in and according to Visit Isle of Wight the Island's shortlisted entries in the Countryfile Magazine competition by a massive margin.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 3:35pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Seven cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour this year including premium luxury cruise lines

the world cruise ship

The Cowes cruise season starts just ahead of Easter with a maiden call on 17th April from Hanseatic Nature, one of Hapag Lloyd’s new expedition class ships. Then from May to July, another six cruise ships are scheduled to come to the Island, including Europa, a regular visitor to Cowes.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 3:02pm

By Louisa Mamakou with 2 readers' comments

Aria Resorts counter opposition to woodland development at Priory Bay

priory bay beach by nat

Aria Resorts says 1.72 hectares of new woodland would be planted, around 145 jobs to be created with “sensitive” ecological plan and “Protection of historic site the highest priority” in re-development

Monday, 4th March, 2019 7:22pm

By Paul Charles with 3 readers' comments

Nightingale Hotel invited by Lord Pickles to represent Isle of Wight in The Parliamentary Review

Dino and Arina Joachim

The Nightingale Hotel has been chosen by Lord Pickles to represent the Isle of Wight in the 2019 Parliamentary Review. Businesses are asked to share their knowledge and best practice in an attempt to raise standards across the country.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 12:08pm

By Sally Perry