Category: Isle of Wight

Places I have visited on the Isle of Wight.

Winter Seagulls

The Jetty

This little cove is quite beautiful and surrounded by woodland. When the tide goes out you can see the relics of an old wooden jetty popping up and on a clear day you have a good view of Portsmouth with a constant stream of passing ships from all over the world.

Royal York Hotel, Ryde

At one time the Art Deco stylings of this abandoned hotel would have been the height of fashion – but now the building stands as a crumbling monument
to another era.

Built in 1938, the deserted Royal York Hotel in Ryde, Isle of Wight quickly became a popular destination for high-society holiday-makers but was forced to close in 2006 due to a dwindling number of guests. Today the hotel stands ruined and abandoned, but retaining the same period features that made it popular.

Cowes Boat Race

The Solent From Osborne House

This is a perfect view of the Solent, standing in the heavenly scented gardens of Osborne House looking across to Portsmouth with a cool sea breeze, a great…

The Pergola at Osborne House

I love the walled garden in Osborne House with its massive pergola.   The day I took this photograph practically all the planting was purple, and blue.  So…

Osborne House Potting Shed

I came across this lovely building (The Potting Shed) in the walled gardens of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

The Old Potting Shed

I love this place, the potting shed in the walled garden of Osborne House. The little room smelt of soil and had a 1940’s feel with its old green metal lampshades. I bet this place could tell a few stories.

Cowes Week

Cowes Week is one of the longest-running regular regattas in the world. With 40 daily races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,500 competitors ranging from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Having started in 1826, the event is held on the Solent