October 18, 2017

The Isle of Wight

We know a lot of people travelled to Island Con 2017 from the mainland which was great news but remember that while your here in 2018, please do make the most of your visit!

Even if you’ve visited the island before, you haven’t seen all of it, there’s lots to do, many sights to take in and a lot to get done. So once you’ve spent your time in Cowes, why not jump on a bus and go exploring!

Check out www.visitisleofwight.co.uk for a list of accommodation, things to do, places to explore, other events and a little bit of inspiration to help you make the most of your stay.

It’s easier than you think to get to the island from Southampton or Portsmouth. If you don’t have a car then get to the Red Funnel terminal in Southampton or the Wightlink terminal in Portsmouth, no need to book, just pay for your return ticket at the ticket desk and walk on to the next passenger ferry when it arrives, usually every half hour. 

Passenger boats take approx 15-20 minutes and then you’re on the island – simple as that. If you take the Red Funnel Red Jet from Southampton it lands you directly in Cowes and our venue is just a couple of minutes walk up the hill. What could be easier?

Car ferries are also available from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington direct to the island where you can stay wherever takes your fancy, make sure to book car ferries in advance to guarantee your slot!

The Isle of Wight has a lot to offer so do the make the most of your trip. Why not make a long weekend of it and enjoy everything else the Island has to offer. October on the island is usually quieter than the Summer months but there is so much still going on. 

Ensure to stick around on the island and make the most of it.

Poster produced in 1949 for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to and within the Isle of Wight. The poster shows a pictorial map of the island, ‘The Garden Isle’, boasting Sunshine, Scenery and Sport. Various landmarks and places of interest are indicated along with shipping routes from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth on the mainland. Artwork by Tom Smith.