Our guide to Yarmouth holiday cottages

Did you know...the TV series Rocket to the Moon was filmed in Yarmouth?

If you board the ferry to the Isle of Wight in Lymington you’ll land in the pretty town of Yarmouth on West Wight, and we have to say it’s not a bad way to start your holiday on the island at all. The town’s natural harbour has always made Yarmouth popular with the sailing set, and it’s still guarded by Yarmouth Castle, Henry VIII’s fortification built in 1547. These days it’s another picturesque picnic spot as opposed to a defensive castle and a great lookout point across the Solent. Speaking of the Solent, there are some fantastic boat trips available from Yarmouth such as trips out to the Needles and fishing excursions.

On the Rocks

How about this then…you order your steak and then cook it yourself on a slab of sizzling volcanic rock – just the way you like it. That’s the experience at On the Rocks in Yarmouth, and it’s great fun. The Black Rock Grill Experience is the only one of its kind on the whole of the island, and the unique...

Yarmouth Castle

Owned by the English Heritage, Yarmouth Castle was the last coastal defence built by the tyrannical Henry VIII, and it wasn’t finished until after he died in 1547. These days, the castle is used by visitors as a picturesque picnic spot, thanks to its elevated views across the shimmering Solent, and it’s a fun day out by the sea. The...
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