Beautiful island 2 hours from London full of “charming thatched cottages” and named one of the “friendliest places” to live

Board a ferry two hours from London and you will soon arrive in a true paradise surrounded by magnificent white cliffs and a sapphire blue sea.

We are of course talking about the Isle of Wight.

For those who haven’t paid much attention to their third year geography lessons, the Isle of Wight sits just off the south coast of England and is one of the best travel destinations in the world. UK.

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The Needles, Isle of Wight, is located on the west coast of the Isle of Wight and is a very popular destination for day trippers.

Famous for its views of the White Cliffs, the Isle of White is described as an ideal “year round” vacation destination and offers a variety of activities for tourists, whatever the weather.

In October alone, visitors to the Isle of Wight can enjoy a walking festival, a spooky Halloween-themed farm and a “wizarding week” aboard a steam train.

The island itself is 23 by 13 miles, which means you could run side-to-side and complete a half marathon.

Quaint villages and pretty towns are dotted along the island, with shops and quaint boardwalks dotted around.



Blue flowers growing on a cliff in soft sunlight against a blue sky with white clouds background in summer, Beachy Head

Shanklin comes highly recommended in most guides. The old village of Shanklin is we say “full of charming thatched cottages, unique gift shops and tearooms”.

If you are looking for monuments to contemplate, St. Catherine’s Oratory, Tennyson Monument, and Mottistone Longstone are some of the best to visit.

When it comes to accommodation, the Isle of Wight is home to a huge range of chic hotels, Airbnbs and budget hostels to suit your needs.



The white cliffs are world famous

According to Daily mail, the Isle of Wight is home to the city which is Britain’s fifth friendliest place.

The Mail article, published in 2017, also cites Bebington in Wirral, north and northwest of Norwich, and Broadstone in Poole, Dorset, as some of the more liveable postcodes.



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The article compiled a two-year analysis by the Center for Economic and Business Research and extracted data from a wide range of sources, including the 2011 census and multiple deprivation indices.

The newspaper looked at schools, parks and working hours and determined which cities were the most user-friendly.

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