Isle of Wight Weekender
Steeped in history from Queen Victoria to dinosaur fossils, the Isle of Wight remains one of England’s favourite islands.
Situated off the south English coast, a short ferry trip from the port of Southampton, the Isle of Wight is predominately rural with a dramatic chalk downland ridge running across the island and ending at the famous ‘Needles’. Its landscapes are diverse, leading to its oft-quoted description as "England in miniature”; that combined with 50 plus miles of coastline with stunning and very different views from each part of the island make it a very photographic location.
The island and in particular the town of Cowes are synonymous with sailing and yacht racing. On this particular weekend the famous 'Round the Island’ race takes place, where in excess of fifteen hundred boats compete in this amazing spectacle.
Some of the highlights will be:
Osborne House - much loved home to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and family
Alum Bay & the Needles for coloured sands, lighthouse and spectacular views from the chairlift from the cliff to the beach
On the south of the island, tucked away at the foot of the Ventnor Undercliff area, and only accessible by foot is one of the Isle of Wight’s true hidden gems; Steephill Cove. A great place to relax and escape from the world, with a mixture of beautiful scenery, clear swimming waters (for the brave hearted!) and a great beach cafe!
Carisbrooke Castle has been an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence, with far reaching panoramic views from the high castle walls that place you at the very heart of the Isle of Wight’s History.
Round the Island race - see the huge ocean going yachts, speedy trimarans and tiny two person boats as they make their way fast or slow around the beautiful coast.
- Crafted itinerary of stunning locations and great restaurants
- Tuition and worksheets for the event
- Feedback session on the Sunday evening
- As always with Frui, your tutors will organise everything and cater for your every need
Guests are responsible for booking their accommodation on the isle of Wight. Recommendations tbc
You can take either the Red Funnel car ferry or the Redjet High speed Cat from Southampton to Cowes where you will be met by your tutor.
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