The Isle of Wight, located slightly off the south coast of England, is the biggest island of England and is separated by a strait from the mainland. The Island was in earlier times known as Hampshire and has a populace of close to 125,000 inhabitants making it the most densely populated constituency in the UK. The Isle is only easy to get to by ferry and has over 350 crossings each day thus it?s quite easy to travel to the Isle and once there it?s even easier.
The island became an independent county in 1890. It was documented as a postal county in 1974 and has a single member of parliament. The Romans were among the initial people to occupy the island and it was at one time residence to Queen Victoria and Alfred Lord ? a poet. The Isle is currently served by two airlines and has a railway line, buses and taxis. There are also great deals on car hire in the Isle of Wight, and for more information, you can log on to links such as tripindicator.com to compare prices and book before you go.
Tourism is the largest industry in the Island with local tourists taking the largest percentage. There are several sites that one can visit on this island. There are also plenty of things to do as well like enjoying a boat trip with the Cachalot Charters that provides sea angling for both beginners and experienced anglers. There are also great beaches that are popular tourists? attractions and also water fountains, double decker bus tours and guided walk tours. A ride along the Isle?s steam railway can also make a fun day out, especially for families. For kids there is a World Zoo located at Newchurch that has a large number of interesting creatures including Britain?s largest collection of toucans.The island has castles, cathedrals and monuments that are all part of its heritage including the Shanklin Chine a gorge with waterfalls and streams that lead all the way to the beach, the roman villa that dates back to the 3rd century, Yarmouth Castle, Calbourne water mill and the holy monument to mention but a few.