The Isle of Wight Film
Discover this Amazing Area in a Stunning Video by John Tilley
Re-Edited with New Scenes For 2014
About The Film
The Isle of Wight film features a stunning journey through some of its most wonderful scenery, and visits its colourful history. You will see towns, sandy beaches, restaurants, theme parks, and a selection of water sports and other activities.
There is something for everyone on the Island, from historic houses and castles, botanical gardens, archaeological sites, miles of trails, and breathtaking views.
“She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight and she calls it ‘The Island’ as if there were no other island in the world.” – Jane Austen Mansfield Park
The Isle of Wight is just 23 by 12 miles, and is known as the Garden Isle because of its stunning natural beauty, and its own Micro climate, which gives the Island more sunshine each year than most other holiday spots.
History is everywhere, with Roman villas, 11th century Carisbrooke Castle, and Queen Victorias home, Osborne House, all open to visitors.
The Isle of Wight Festival is legend, starting in 1968 with Jefferson Airplane in a field at Godshill, where I was one of the 5,000 watching, to Jimi Hendrix in 1970, with half a million cheering. It’s cleaned up a bit now, and along with Bestival has become the backbone of the Islands’ festival season. Numerous other musical happenings and shows dot the yearly calendar.
The Americas Cup started here in 1851 with a race between the Royal Squadron and New York sailing club. Every August we host Cowes Week, one of the best regattas around, with hundreds of yachts racing just off the beach, and fabulous viewing points.
There’s 500 mile of walking and cycling trails in some of the most beautiful countryside if you want to get some exercise. Sandy beaches, cream teas, and entertainment parks like Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill all make for an incredible holiday destination.
The land is admirably fertile in both grass and corn; game, particularly pheasant, in the greatest plenty; all provisions good, and surrounded by a sea, full of the finest fish in Britain. That it is healthy cannot be doubted, from the singularly happy circumstance of not a physician being there.”
Arthur Young, 1771.
- Cowes / Osborne House
- Seaview/ Seaview Wildlife Park
- Amazon World/Butterfly World
- Bembridge Windmill
- Brading Roman Villa
- Sandown Zoo
- Dinosaur World
- Dinosaur Man on the beach
- Sandown / Shanklin
- Shanklin Chine / Old Village
- Ventnor / Botanical Gdns.
- Blackgang Chine / The Pepperpot
- Brighstone / Winkle St. / Mottistone Manor
- Godshill / Model Village
- IOW Lavender
- The South Downs
- Churches / Ancient Island History
- Garlic Farm &Festival
- Carisbrooke Castle
- Newport / Quay Arts
- IOW Steam Railway
- Robin Hill
- IOW Glass
- Calbourne Water Mill
- Dimbola Photographic Centre
- Freshwater Bay / Tennyson Down
- Alum Bay / The Needles
- Yarmouth / The Old Gaffers Festival
- Newtown Nature Reserve
- Restaurants & Pubs
- Island in Bloom