Isle of Wight is the largest island in England, sitting in the English Channel. It is separated from the mainland by the Solent strait. Covering an area of 380 KM, the diamond-shaped island is just over half farmland area, with 92 KM of coastline. It is a highly diverse island despite its small size.
Due to its location in the Southern part of the UK, the Isle of Wight offers temperatures slightly lower than most other areas. The average high in July is 68 degrees, and the coolest temperatures come in January and February, when temperatures stay at highs of about 48 degrees. Rain is not uncommon on the Isle, with the largest amount of precipitation coming in January with 3.5 inches being seen.
Some of the most commons places found on Island of Wight include Newport, the island’s main shopping area sitting city centre; Ryde, the largest town in the island, with around 30,000 residents; Sandown, a seaside resort; Shankin, a popular tourist area filled with immaculate sandy beaches and Vetnor, leading down to the harbor bay. There are other smaller towns also found on the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight is home to the Wightlink Raiders ice hockey team, and a Isle of Islanders speedway team is also in existence. While there are no professional football teams, beach football is popular, and there are several non-league clubs also available to play.
Cricket is a most favourite sport of those on the Isle of Wight. The 39th official county in English Cricket, there are many tournaments and competitions taking place each year. Many a notable Cricket player hails from the Isle of Wight, including Danny Briggs.
There is plenty of entertainment found in Isle of Wight. The Carisbrooke Castle is one such attraction. King Charles spend one year imprisoned here before he was executed. There are attractions both inside and out, and plenty of history to learn.
The Ventor Botanic Gardens offers exotic plants and sub-tropical flowers and trees from across the world. This is a cheerful place to visit for anyone who enjoys beauty and nature. It is also a free attraction. Amazon World Zoo Park is another can’t miss attraction, perfect for the entire family to learn more about rainforests, birds and reptiles and more.
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