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Ten Isle of Wight attractions you can’t miss

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If you are planning a trip to the Isle of Wight, then you should definitely keep reading, as below are ten of the top attractions on the Island that you definitely won’t want to miss during your time away.

1. Isle of Wight Zoo and Tiger Sanctuary

You will be able to see a whole host of animals here, from monkeys, to lemurs, reptiles, snakes and of course tigers. This is great for families who want a fun day out and is also educational for the kids too as presentations are help throughout the day which will enable you and your little’uns to learn about the animals at the zoo.

2. Havenstreet Steam Railway

Step back in time and take a little trip on one of the vintage steam trains available at this delightful railway. Set in the middle of the countryside, it is in a beautiful setting, which you can also take a walk around if you have the time.

3. Carisbrooke Castle

Explore 800 year’s worth of history at the Carisbrooke Castle. From battlements to donkeys at work, there is much to offer from this famous attraction for those of all ages.

4. Osborne House and Gardens

Why not have a royal day out and visit the former family home of England’s longest reigning monarch – Queen Victoria. This is probably not one for the kids, however if you do take them along, there is a children’s play area, as well as acres of ground for them to run around in.

5. Dan’s Kitchen

If you are on an Isle of Wight self catering holiday, there will be no doubt you will be looking for some good restaurants on some of your evenings out. Then where better to try than Dan’s Kitchen, which can be found in the St. Helen’s area. Winner of the Good Food Guide for the Island in 2012 and 2013, you are sure to be greeted with a taste sensation.

6. Goodleaf tree climbing

Bit of an adventurer? Well then get yourself down to this venue where you can enjoy some fantastic safe tree climbing in a beautiful setting. Featured on the BBC, the attraction is well-known in the area. You will also be treated to tea and a homemade flapjack after your climb -what could be better?

7. Shanklin Theatre

If you fancy seeing a theatre production whilst on you break, make sure you get yourself down to the Shanklin Theatre, which offers anything from comedies, to musicals and dramas – something for every arts fan!

8. Quarr Abbey, Ryde

It would be a shame to go to the Isle of Wight and miss out on this impressive fully-operating abbey. Set in an impressive setting, you can go on a walk in its beautiful surroundings, as well as have a cup of tea and slice of cake in the nearby tea shop.

9. Isle of Wight Coastal Footpath

If you are after a good walk, then this is definitely the place for you. With panoramic views all around you, your hard walking work will be paid of with stunning scenes. Make sure you wear good walking shoes though!

10. The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

There is nothing cuter than a donkey, unless it is a whole sanctuary of donkeys! Here you canhelp feed the donkeys and you can even adopt one if you happen to fall in love with a particular donkey (which is a high possibility).
Author Bio: Herbert Smith is an author and travel writer who writes about holiday and leisure related topics. He has spent many years holidaying in the Isle of Wight. For lots more information click here Isle of Wight self catering holiday.

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