Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor is an absolute jewel. A beautiful area that has, since the Victorians discovered its magic been loved by those who have been lucky enough to find it.

Known for years as a centre for arts on the Isle of Wight, of late it’s become a Mecca for food lovers, with some of the best restaurants on the Island being gathered in this single town.

Its beach is a delight, held within an arced cove, with a mixture of golden sand and shingle. For those on the beach, food, drinks and ice cream needs are met by a wide selection of businesses along the Esplanade.

WATCH: Isle of Wight written and shot comedy sketch snapped up by BBC3

hannah george wedding comedy sketch

Anyone who's been to an elaborate wedding will relate to the sentiment behind this comedy sketch written, filmed and featuring Islanders which is now showing on BBC3 Facebook page.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Leader attends ceremony to become Queen’s Guide


The leader of 1st Ventnor Guides was awarded her Queen's Guide Certificate at a ceremony in the House of Commons.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 9:01am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Major resurfacing of Whitwell to bring more disruption to village and through traffic

Whitwell Road

Last year saw weeks of road closures for the village, but the upcoming major resurfacing should result in smooth roads rather than the current patchwork effect.

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 1:51pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Former Isle of Wight beach soccer player to cycle 4,000 km in 30 days for club

chris morey

Chris Morey will be taking on a mammoth cycle ride later this month in order to raise money for his former beach soccer club so they can buy new much-needed equipment.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 7:09am

By Lorraine White

Watch out for Brown-tail moth caterpillars

brown tail moth caterpillar

Following sightings of the Brown-tail moth caterpillars in Venntor, the council have treated public sites such as the paddling pool in Ventnor to remove the creatures, whose hairs can break off as barbs, causing skin irritation.

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 11:39am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

2018 cricket campaign begins this weekend for Ventnor

ventnor cricket club

The 2018 campaign begins for Ventnor’s first team this Saturday (5th May) with a home fixture against Calmore Sports in Division One of the ECB Southern Premier League.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 11:07am

By Graeme Burnett

Outstanding Ofsted rating hat trick for Ventnor school

St Catherine's Ofsted Photo

Congratulations to St Catherine's school, which for third year in a row, is found to be outstanding in their residential care provision.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 9:24am

By Charlotte Cosgrove

Pedestrianisation of Ventnor: First maps showing possible traffic flows released

Destination Ventnor front cover 28 April 2018

One of the first questions to arise when the pedestrianisation of Ventnor was recently floated was - How would the traffic flow? In this document, the town's council outlines their thinking + a map.

Saturday, 28th April, 2018 7:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Your chance to help shape the future of the Isle of Wight’s first concrete skatepark

ventnor skatepark drawings from cliff

Do please come along and show your support for those working hard to make this dream a reality.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

New Courses at Ventnor Exchange bring contemporary approach to creative learning

Ventnor Exchange launches its renewed Young Creatives programme for 11-25 year olds this week. There's a huge range of one-off creative workshops for writers, actors and artists. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 12:17pm

By Jack Whitewood

Record Store Day returns to Ventnor Exchange this Saturday

record store day winning tickets

As well as a chance to find Isle of Wight Festival tickets, there'll be live music, DJs and a music quiz this Record Store Day at Ventnor Exchange.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 12:43pm

By Jack Whitewood

70+ mile rowing challenge around the Isle of Wight will be a tribute to lost loved ones

paul berry restoring rosemary

Two charities close to the heart of Ventnorian, Paul Berry, will be benefiting from his challenge to restore a rowing boat built over 50 years ago and row it around the Isle of Wight this summer.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 1:48pm

By Sally Perry