Category: Isle of Wight
Places I have visited on the Isle of Wight.
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.
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.
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…
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…
I came across this lovely building (The Potting Shed) in the walled gardens of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight
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 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