Explore the Isle of Wight this Summer: 5 things to do

For day-trippers and those looking for a weekend break, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Check out five things to do there this summer!

Scenery: The Needles Landmark Attraction. Enjoy the stunning Needles rocks, lighthouse, and iconic chair lift down Alum Bay with its multi-coloured sand cliffs. Over the summer the Needles Landmark Attraction is open late every Thursday for live music, games and a fireworks spectacular.
When: ‘Music & Magic in the Skies’ is every Thursday until 27th August. 

History: Carisbrooke Castle, where King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution.This unforgettable English Heritage-managed property has probably inspired many budding historians and writers. In August this extraordinary setting plays host to a medieval joust.
When: Medieval Joust 18-20 August and 25-27 August. 

Sport: Cowes Week (Or Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week) is one of the UK’s longest running sporting events and the UK’s biggest regatta. And you don’t have to be into sailing to enjoy it. Just soak up the atmosphere and action. Brilliant fireworks display on the Friday.
When: 8th August -15th August.

Food: The Garlic festival.  No, it’s not just about celebrating the pungent stuff. There will be an amazing choice of food marquees and cooking demonstrations at this two-day attraction. Features include live music, animals, and a fun fair.
When: 15th August -16th August. 

Music: The Bestival. The annual music festival held at Robin Hood Adventure Park is smaller and arguably more alternative than June’s Isle of Wight Festival. One regular Bestival-goer says: “I’m looking forward to Jurassic 5, Fickle Friends, Kidnap Kid and Honeyblood.”
When: 10th – 13th September.

Have you visited any of the above events or attractions? If you have any tips for readers, or any questions, please get in touch in the comments below!

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