My Trip to the Isle of Wight

Hi all, I just remembered that I haven’t yet told you all about my recent trip to the Isle of Wight, bad little blogger!

We booked the long weekend through the Sun Holidays. It cost us more than the £9.50 each as that price is based on four people and it doesn’t include service charges, we also had to pay for the ferry which we had at a discounted rate through The Sun.

our ferry

We stayed at The Orchards caravan park in Newbridge, Yarmouth. We drove to Southampton and then got the Red Funnel Ferry over to the Isle of Wight. It was the first time I’d visited the place and I have to say, it really is beautiful!

our caravan

We were shocked at how old world it is! There were no supermarkets near where we stayed, just little local shops! If we wanted to go to the supermarket we had to drive into Newport, the nearest city! Not a Tesco in site which is strange!

thankfully the weather didn’t stay like this!

On day one we visited Fort Victoria and then had a walk along the beach.

Day two consisted of a visit to The Needles Park at Alum Bay. We had a walk along the park and walked down to the beach, we were a little too scared to use the chair lift!

Day three consisted of a visit to the zoo and another walk along another beach!

the zoo is built around an old fort

We found it highly amusing that we were staying in Newbridge that the nearest city was Newport, due to the fact that there is a Newbridge down the road from us and the nearest city to where we live is Newport! Simple things hey!

We took so many amazing photos, this is just a small selection! I highly recommend the Isle of Wight as it is such a beautiful place.


  1. 19th May 2011 / 5:50 pm

    I love the Isle of Wight. Went there years ago and it was the best holiday ever!


  2. 19th May 2011 / 6:01 pm

    It was fab – I want to go back next year, but probably won't because of the wedding x

  3. 19th May 2011 / 6:15 pm

    love isle of wight we go all time .. jason has family there and his grandads ashes are there so its a special place to us :). we last went in march 🙂 (vids on my YT).

    its like a different world down there isnt it?
    theres no rush in anyone lol

    we always stay in shanklin because the park resorts is a 2 min walk away from jasons step nana/uncals house 🙂

    (theres a 24 hour tesco in ryde if you go again 😉 )

    great post-love seeing posts from isle of wight 🙂

  4. 19th May 2011 / 8:08 pm

    It is lovely over there, I think the fact that is is so old worldy is what makes it so nice!
    Thanks for the tips and I'm glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 xx

  5. 21st May 2011 / 6:08 pm

    I ADORE the Isle Of Wight, I went twice when I was younger and really want to go again. I'd love to live there even! Alum bay was lovely, I have a little teddy bear jar full of all the different coloured sands, haha! x

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