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Episode 53 – Visiting the Isle of Wight (How to plan a day trip from London)

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In episode 53 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, Tracy Collins chats with her husband Doug about his recent day trip to the Isle of Wight.

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Episode 53 – Show Notes

Visiting the Isle of Wight (How to plan a day trip from London)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Doug planned his day trip to the Isle of Wight from London
  • How to get to the Isle of Wight
  • The route Doug decided to take and the three different types of transport involved in his trip
  • What travelling on a hovercraft was like (especially for somebody who usually gets seasick!)
  • What public transport was like on the island and how bus tickets worked
  • Doug’s experience visiting Osborne House and Carrisbrooke Castle
  • The verdict – can you visit the Isle of Wight on a day trip from London?

Places mentioned in this episode include

  • Places Doug visited – Osborne House Queen Victoria’s home on the Isle of Wight, and
  • Carrisbrooke Castle, which has previously been an artillery fortress, king’s prison and a royal summer residence. 
  • Doug didn’t have time to go to – The Needles – this iconic landmark is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise above the sea and it has been developed into a tourist attraction with a range of activities to entertain the family.
  • Travel options to the Isle of Wight – you can travel across the Solent from Lamington, Southampton or Portsmouth (Southsea). The Visit Isle of Wight lists all of the travel options.
  • Places on the Isle of Wight that were mentioned – Ryde (the location where the hovercraft arrives and departs), Shanklin and Godshill Village (where you will find pretty thatched cottages).
  • Bus services on the island – Southern Vectis is the bus company servicing the island and their website has lots of information including journey planners and ticket information.

⭐️ A PDF transcript of this episode is available to download here

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