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4 days trip by car

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4 days trip by car


Sub: Holiday to Isle of Wight

Duration: 4 days

Budget: medium

Number of people: 2

Transport: Car

Accommodation: Hotel/Self-Catered flat

We hope to get some wonderful ideas from you lovely people..

We intend to go for a holiday to Isle of wight for 4 days in early July.

My start and end point is Fishbourne and I still need to book a hotel. The problem I am facing is unable to decide where to live?

1. Near to a coast

2. Center of Isle of Wight

I am thinking to visit East, South, West, North on 4 days respectively. Hope that is a good idea.

In case of No. 1, I will have to drive each day back towards a corner

In case of No 2, wherever I go, it would be easy to return in the evening.

Please let me know the pros and cons for both options.

Any other suggestions/ideas are much appreciated.


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1. Re: 4 days trip by car

I would book the accommodation solely on finding somewhere that meets your requirements. You obviously need parking, so use that as your first filter. It doesn't really matter where on the island you stay as you are no more that 40 - 60 mins from the furthest point. Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor have the most choice of accommodation.

As for dividing the Island into quarters, It may work, though most people I think would just go with the flow. You need to start reading up and work out what you want to see. eg Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle etc.

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2. Re: 4 days trip by car

Suggest Shanklin or Sandown for a medium budget and biggest choice of hotels

It does not really matter in view of distances as the IOW is not that big

Shanklin is very pretty I do find the south coast of the Island most attractive and its easy to reach all parts from there

Suggest getting booked up as hotels do get full

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3. Re: 4 days trip by car

I have to say it : the IOW is the one place in England (outside of big cities) where I wouldn't take a car !

We did it once - but the bus service is just so good that on every other holiday we've just reverted to letting someone else take over the driving chores for once.

So, do consider going car-free.


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4. Re: 4 days trip by car

buses can be expensive two of us from Ventnor to Niton cost £9 and we had walked it the other way earlier in the morning

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