' IOW History '

Explore with us the  History of the Isle of Wight

Interesting historic information of the Island

Enjoy the many wonders of the Island

1848 Archer IOW Map...

Thomas Barber's view of West Cowes from East Cowes...

The Roman Villa at Brading with a collection of Roman archaeology, pottery, coins and tools, mosaic floors....

Culver Cliffs - Charles Tompkins created a tour of the Isle of Wight in the 1790s...

1673 Richard Blome Mapp of the Isle of Wight...

Downed at Farringford House 8th May 1941, only one survivor being Obfw H. Laube ....

Island Eye

We are thrilled to introduce the newly revised and updated Island Eye, which focuses on history tourism and includes many hundreds of intriguing historical facts and memories spanning centuries of time.

Overall, the Isle of Wight is an excellent holiday destination for history tourism due to its historical landmarks, one-of-a-kind experiences, breathtaking natural beauty, and vibrant cultural activities. Travelers can enjoy everything that the island has to offer in addition to learning about its rich history.

Vectis Insvla – Old Maps Online

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Isle of Wight Walks

The Isle of Wight has many stunning walks, from easy access flat walking and short walks, through the challenging Isle of Wight Coastal Path.

The Isle of Wight Walks website has all these great Island walks into one place, with easy to use maps you can follow on your phone or download as GPX files, route descriptions and notes, photos, on-route and nearby facilities, parking, accommodation and more.


Walking Facilities

Tourist Information

Visit the Isle of Wight tourism website full of useful informaton.

Public Toilets

There are only a few public toilets available locally, try going to this mapping utility and "Find a toilet near me"

Cafes & Bars

There are plenty to choose from , try the ones out of the way for really good value.

Drinking Fountains - Hydrate

There are very few drinking fountains available so always take a bottle of water with you.

Travel Light

It's best to travel light and with minimum of cash and credits cards , take only enough for the day and a bottle of water.

Street Safety

When crossing a road make sure you leave plenty of time and watch the traffic. The pavements can be uneven so be aware.

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