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Isle of Wight

 

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island in England, located in the English Channel, on average about 2–5 miles (3–7 km) off the coast of the county of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The island has many resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times.

The island has a rich history, including a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, like Jersey and Guernsey, the island had its own Governor—most notably Lord Mountbatten from 1969 to 1974, after which he became Lord Lieutenant until his assassination in 1979.

Brading
Colwell Bay
Cowes
Chale
East Cowes
Freshwater
Gatcombe
Godshil
Gurnard
Newbridge
Newport
Rookley
Ryde
Sandown
Shanklin
St Lawrence
Totland Bay
Undercliff
Ventnor
Winford
Yarmouth
 
 

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