The Isle of Wight is a fantastic location for your late Spring holiday, featuring a visit to Queen Victoria’s favourite home as well as the opportunity to discover the west side of the Island
Osborne House & Whippingham Church
Discover Queen Victoria’s favourite home, beginning at Whippingham Church, which was closely linked to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family when they stayed at their favourite home, Osborne. Osborne was built between 1845 and 1851 as a private family home for Victoria and Albert, and was designed in the Italianate style as the surrounding area reminded Albert of the Bay of Naples. As well as the beautiful house, there are stunning gardens and grounds to explore, the Swiss Cottage and pretty beach overlooking the Solent
Isle of Wight Pearl, Alum Bay & Yarmouth (£)
We begin the day travelling via Ventnor along the Military Road to the Isle of Wight Pearl, where we have a short coffee stop. We continue through Freshwater to Alum Bay, famous for its multicoloured sands and chairlift from which you get an excellent view of the Needles.
From here we make the short journey to Yarmouth, a pretty fishing village which is also the ferry port for the west side of the island, with quaint streets for you to explore at your leisure
The Shanklin Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated with stunning sea views across Sandown Bay towards the mainland. It offers ensuite bedrooms and a sea view restaurant with choice menu, as well as the Starlight Lounge & dancefloor, indoor swimming pool and sauna. There is entertainment most nights and lift access to bedrooms