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Gallery 2 > On Location (UK) > Isle Of Wight 2

01.  The Smuggler, Blackgang Chine  

 

02.  Rocket Man, St. Catherine's Oratory

 

03.  Milky Way Rising, St. Catherine's Oratory

 

04.  Celestial Archway, Compton Chine

17.  Sunset At Gurnard

 

18.  Knowle Windmill, Bembridge  

 

19.  Steephill Road, Ventnor

 

20.  Shanklin Chine

13.  Coloured Rocks, Alum Bay

 

14.  Alum Bay, en route to the Old Battery

 

15.  St. Catherine's Lighthouse, near Niton

 

16.  Needles Viewpoint - Amazing!

09.  Caravan View, The Orchards, Newbridge

 

10.  Castlehaven Cove

 

11.  Castlehaven Cove

 

12.  Shanklin Chine

05.  Galactic Corr's, Compton Chine

 

06.  Milky Way Rising, Compton Bay

 

07.  Castlehaven Cove

 

08.  Orchards Caravan Park, Newbridge

21.  Nostalgia, Compton Bay Car Park

 

22.  Surf's Up At Seaview

 

23.  Buddle Inn, Niton

 

24.  Steephill Cove

The Isle of Wight, known to the ancient Romans as Vectis, is a county and the largest and second most populous island of England. It is located in the English Channel, about 4 miles (6 km) off the coast of Hampshire and is separated from mainland Great Britain by the Solent. The island has several resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times. The history of the Isle of Wight includes a brief period of time as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, like Jersey and Guernsey, the island had a Governor.

 

Home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes, the island has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft, and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. The Isle hosts annual festivals including the Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was the largest rock music event ever held. The island has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

 

The Isle of Wight was part of Hampshire until 1890, when it became an independent administrative county. Until 1974 it continued to share its Lord Lieutenant with Hampshire, when it was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan ceremonial county which gave it its own Lord Lieutenant and was recognised as a postal county.

 

The quickest public transport link to the mainland is to and from Southsea (Portsmouth) by hovercraft, while five ferry services shuttle across the Solent.

 

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