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by Jens » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 am

I‘ve been to so many places in England but never on the Isle of Wight.

After the Goodwood Revival I am planning a few days there.

Any suggestions (accomodation, restaurants, beaches, sightseeing, No-Gos, ...) are more than welcome.
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by Frankoid » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:11 am

You should check out Osbourne House, home of Queen Victoria designed by Prince Albert..

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/vis ... lsrc=aw.ds
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by Dion » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:01 pm

I went there to look at a Mk1 Interceptor back in 2004. The island itself was not very special (to me), you will be welcomed by typical UK old-glory cheap seaside "fun" buildings. :lol:
If it is still in service, take the opportunity to use the (non-car) passenger Hoovercraft!

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by Frankoid » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:26 pm

Great pictures Dion. Yes the island is that good , I dont like to boast though :wink: . I would love to see a lot more Googie style architecture everywhere though, just to view the world of tomorrow from yesteryear :D
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by Jens » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:46 pm

So you suggest rather not going there?
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by Steve Payne » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:34 pm

Jens, I can give you ideas for dozens of places to visit.

Best to avoid the the seafronts as they are very tacky.

Osborne house, Carisbooke Castle, Freshwater bay and the Nuclear missile test site, Appledurcombe house, Zig Zag road from the bottom (3 in 1 navigable road).

Word of warning, the car ferry is very expensive and it is best to book for both journeys or you could sit there for many hours.

It is like going back 30 years ans many of the cars over there in regular use are classics.

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by Frankoid » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:05 pm

That makes it sound like Cuba without the sun, I'll take that :D ..
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by Joerg » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:00 pm

I was anything but impressed by that island but maybe I was at the wrong places.
112-2371 was my first one, others followed :wink:
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by VFK44 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Guess where I am at the moment?
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by Grant » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 pm

VFK44 wrote:Guess where I am at the moment?
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Indoors Stephen?
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by Steve Payne » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 pm

I reckon about 20 mins away from Fishbourne.

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by VFK44 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:24 pm

Indoors Stephen
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Well yes, but indoors on the Isle of Wight.
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by Jens » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:41 am

Where‘re you staying, Stephen?
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by Frankoid » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 am

Have you an escape plan Stephen?, :)
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by VFK44 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:02 am

I'm digging a tunnel but it keeps filling with water.
But why do I need to escape when I am having a full English breakfast in a little B&B with my lovely wife?
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I think you will enjoy the IOW if you don't have wild expectations. It is a pleasant quiet place, not stunning. Don't visit the Needles if it is still the same as 15 years ago (a cheap funfair), do go to Osborne house, go on long walks on Tennyson Down. There is a steam railway at Havenstreet.
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