Wight Hot for Scenery

By Whinyates, David | Birmingham Evening Mail (England), October 30, 1999 | Go to article overview

Wight Hot for Scenery


Whinyates, David, Birmingham Evening Mail (England)


ONE of the great things about a British break is the huge choice available, particularly in terms of locations.

From the hub-bub of Blackpool to the quieter retreats of the Norfolk Broads, there could not be more contrast.

Always among the favourites is the Isle of Wight, where each of the four seasons has its own unique charm and beauty.

The climate is less extreme than the mainland, which means that the Isle of Wight is perfect for a break at any time of the year.

There are more sunshine hours in the summer and the winters are considerably milder. In spring the island blossoms into a rainbow of colour, with delicate perfumes.

Summer brings lively shows, or relaxation on the beaches, while in autumn the woods and forests are ablaze, with leaves turning slowly from glorious russet to mellow gold.

Even in the depths of winter, visitors can enjoy crisp, clean air, bracing walks and roaring log fires in the many picturesque pubs.

At the present time of the year the Isle of Wight is ideal for those who like to get away from the madding crowd. It is sheer delight for ramblers, beachcombers, bird watchers and explorers.

You can re-charge the battery in tranquil surroundings, which offer some of Britain's most exquisite scenery. Indeed, the Isle of Wight is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.

There are various events to enjoy. For example, November 5 brings the Shanklin Carnival Association's annual bonfire and carnival night at the County Ground.

Yarmouth Guy Fawkes celebrations take place the evening after and on November 19 there is a Christmas Fayre on a Victorian theme at Newport Parish Church Centre.

Accommodation is varied and suits all pockets, from camping and touring, to caravan and chalet parks.

There are some excellent hotels, classified from one to five crowns, while guest houses and farm house accommodation are all very comfortable and hospitable.

For those who prefer self-catering, there are houses, farm houses, flats, apartments, bungalows and cottages.

You can always get a bargain break anywhere in the British Isles and, given the weather, there is no where more attractive. …

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