Our Guide to Newport Holiday Cottages
If the Isle of Wight were to have a capital then it would be Newport. Slap bang in the centre of the island and packed with historic landmarks, Newport is very much where it all happens, and it hosts the Isle of Wight Festival every year.
Stand in one of the town’s historic squares and look up to see the architecture that tells of their Georgian and Edwardian heydays, or make your way down to the quay and watch life on the Solent for awhile before you carry on browsing the quirky little shops that line the streets. There’s a market every Tuesday and a farmers’ market every Friday – and we’ll have you know that Her Majesty always visits when she’s on the island so it must be pretty impressive…
There’s plenty to discover as a family too, including Carisbrooke Castle (the former holding place of the unfortunate Charles I) and the Newport Roman Villa just a short walk from the centre of town.