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01.  Cliff Top View, Tennyson Down

 

02.  Tennyson Down, towards Freshwater Bay

 

03.  A Seat With A View, Tennyson Down

 

04.  An Amazing View, from Tennyson Down

17.  Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down

 

18.  Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down

 

19.  Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down

 

20.  Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down

13.  Alum Bay & The Coloured Rocks

 

14.  Heading Back Down Tennyson Bay

 

15.  Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down

 

16.  Freshwater To Compton

09.  Needles Viewpoint

 

10.  Needles Lighthouse

 

11.  Alum Bay, from Warren Farm

 

12.  Alum Bay, from Warren Farm

05.  Tennyson Down & The Monument

 

06.  Tennyson, towards Fort Albert & Lymington

 

07.  Tennyson, towards Fort Albert & Lymington

 

08.  Tennyson Monument

21.  North Street, Brighstone

 

22.  North Street, Brighstone

 

23.  North Street, Brighstone

 

24.  Lager, with Garlic Farm Accompaniment

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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