Books based in this county:
Authors associated with this county
Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Edward Lear, Alan Titchmarsh
Jane Austen (stayed on the island in 1813)
Lewis Carroll (wrote The Hunting of the Snark while staying on the island)
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Places to eat and drink
Alum Bay New Rd
Butterflies of Yarmouth
1 Martin House
Chessell Pottery Cafe
Isle of Wight
2 High St
Bartletts Green Farm Tearooms
Bartletts Green Farm
Victory Tea Room sandown
Grand View Tea Gardens
Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour Isle Of Wight
Isle of Wight
Lying in the English channel and separated by the Solent, the Isle of Wight is the largest island of England. Known as an area of outstanding natural beauty, the island has some beautiful bays sand and shingle beaches, and picturesque villages and towns. Don't forget the iconic Needles, a dramatic outcrop of three chalk stacks to the west of the island.
Places to visit
The Needles, Osbourne House (Queen Victoria's residence), Carisbrooke castle, Amazon World zoo park, Isle of Wight zoo, Tennyson Down, Shanklin Chine.
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