A. Travel Links
Use this link to plan your journey by rail. You can book a ticket direct to Shanklin with SouthWest Trains including the Wightlink FastCat crossing from Portsmouth Harbour. Trains from London Waterloo run every hour to Shanklin.
Red Funnel Ferries
From Southampton, Red Funnel's 'Red Jet' service takes foot passengers to West Cowes in 22 minutes. Their car ferry service takes around 55 minutes to East Cowes.
Visit the Skyros website to find out more about holistic holidays in Greece, Thailand and Cuba and Cambodia this year
The Automobile Association
If you intend to travel by car, then use the AA's Route Planner to map your journey all the way to The Grange in Eastcliff Road
The Wightlink foot passenger 'FastCat' runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier in around 15 minutes. Wightlink car and passenger ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and take approximately 40 minutes.
b. Music & Festivals
The dates for Bestival, again at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are 8 - 11 September 2016.
See their website for the amazing acts booked!
Isle of Wight Festival 2016
2016 dates now announced. 9 - 12 June inclusive.
The Who, Queen & Adam Lambert, Faithless, Stereophonics, Jess Glynne, The Corrs and many more........
Last Night of the Osborne Proms 2016
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Last night of The Osborne Proms - Summer 2016 will see Osborne House on the Isle of Wight host a weekend celebrating even more great music.
Midsummer Jazz 2016
Midsummer Jazz 2016 - The Island's Big Summer Jazz Event! The Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
Date to be announced
D. Places of Interest
Classic Car Extravaganza 2016
17 & 18 September 2016 - International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza Newport & Ryde
Victor Gallucci, organizer, has built these shows up over the last dozen years. In all, there will be in excess of 700 vehicles on display, guaranteed to delight all visitors from the youngest child to the eldest adult.
Both shows will be free to attend and access will be from 11am to 5:30pm
For more information please contact Vic on 020 8439 7871.
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