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

Neville Shute

Jane Austen (stayed on the island in 1813)

John Keats

Lewis Carroll (wrote The Hunting of the Snark while staying on the island)

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Warren Farm

Alum Bay New Rd

Totland Bay

PO39 0JB

Butterflies of Yarmouth

1 Martin House

Wheatsheaf Lane


PO41 0PF

Chessell Pottery Cafe

Brook Rd

Isle of Wight


PO41 0UE

Lulu's Tearooms

2 High St


PO36 8DA

Bartletts Green Farm Tearooms

Bartletts Green Farm

Brading Rd


PO33 1QQ

Victory Tea Room sandown



PO36 0LT

Grand View Tea Gardens


PO37 6RG

Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour Isle Of Wight

The Esplanade


PO38 1JT

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.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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