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Discover the Isle of Wight's best kept secrets awaiting your exploration on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight isn't just about gorgeous beaches and lush greenery. It's packed with some of the island's best-kept secrets, and they're just waiting for you to stumble upon them.


Get lost in stories from the past as you bump into cool, old buildings that have seen their fair share of history.

So, if you've got a bit of the explorer spirit in you, the Isle of Wight's got some neat treasures waiting to be found. 


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Bembridge Windmill

Built c1700 Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the island, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Steam Railway, Isle of Wight

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Steam Railway

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside ... or hop off at one of the stations and just watch the trains go by. 

Quarr Abbey

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Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey is home to a small group of Benedictine monks.

You can visit the church and wander around the grounds to experience the tranquil atmosphere.

Beach, Isle of Wight

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Compton Bay

One of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets is Compton Beach. Located in West Wight, Compton offers a two mile stretch of contrasting golden and dark sands, with rolling seas, tumbling multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, and the white chalk cliffs at Freshwater in the distance.

Longstone Mottistone

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Longstone, Mottistone

The Longstone is a megalithic monument near the village of Mottistone, close to the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. It is the only megalithic monument on the Island.

Isle of Wight

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Newtown Creek

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town. 

Take a gentle stroll through the varied habitats of the Island’s only National Nature Reserve, and visit a hamlet with a colourful past.

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