Measuring just 23 miles by 13 miles, the Isle of Wight is often referred to as a little slice of England.
What makes the Isle of Wight so different is that there you will find the best of Southern England’s landscape features condensed into an area of just 147 square miles, all easily accessible and unspoilt by the many large developments to be seen elsewhere. Here, you can still find miles and miles of wild and beautiful coastlines, a green heartland of tranquility and a enchanting rural community almost untouched by modern urban pressures, it is little wonder why so many choose to stay in an Isle of Wight Hotel.
Looking at the Isle of Wight from a high vantage point on top of the downs, you will see a patchwork landscape of fields and woodland, stitched together by small country lanes, dotted with villages of stone and thatch, broken only occasionally by the bustling towns, like Shanklin.
The Isle of Wight’s ancient landscape can be found on the earliest maps and the Island’s farmers are at the forefront of initiatives which conserve the countryside and its wildlife habitats, while at the same time diversifying to meet modern demands on farming. The weekly farmers’ markets in Newport and Ryde and monthly farmers’ market in Yarmouth are the perfect opportunities to sample local produce including the Island’s famous garlic. An excellent climate for viticulture, award winning wines have been produced by a number of vineyards, some being chosen for the Queen’s Jubilee Banquet.
Travelling to the Isle of Wight couldn’t be simpler. Between the three cross-Solent operators, they offer up to 350 crossings per day. The Trouville Hotel’s rates include the return ferry, which we book for you and send you a ticket, all you have to do is turn up and sail away.