The Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight

The history of the Isle of Wight in England includes eight special wonders that relate to locations found on the island. A sort of play-on-words with location names. Originally as five wonders, it expanded to six and then eight over time. These wonders first were used on postcards for tourists, created by W. J. Nigh, a Ventnor postcard maker from the 1900s. More information on the history and examples of the postcards can be seen here.

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Source: Alwyn Ladell

The unique Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight are:

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6 Must Do Walking Routes on the Isle of Wight

It’s hard to write just one post about the Isle of Wight, as it’s the place I was born and raised for 17 years of my life. So much to say and so much to see! But for now I’ll pick some topics and expand from there!

For starters, if you haven’t heard of the Isle of Wight yet, it’s because it is a hidden gem of the UK. It has some amazing Roman, Dinosaur and WW2 history, plenty of beaches both sandy and with stones, and countless attractions to easily fill your whole summer. And don’t forget all those great cycling and walking trails that you can explore during your vacation! Continue reading “6 Must Do Walking Routes on the Isle of Wight”