Discovering the Isle of Wight
I was lucky enough to visit the Isle of Wight during one of my business trips with Rabbie’s.
One of the perks of my job as an Accommodation Booking Agent at Rabbie’s was definitely sourcing the best accommodation for customers.
Rabbie’s is focused on being a sustainable Tour Operator and many of the accommodation suppliers they work with have the same view so you know you are travelling responsibly when choosing their tours.
While my three days in Shanklin have been packed with accommodation visits and appointments, I’ve also managed to enjoy a bit of what the town has to offer, and I wrote down a list of my favourite things, which you will inevitably experience when visiting the Isle of Wight.
Indulge in one of the many options of cream teas in this 17th century thatched building, a former fishermen cottage and most probably the oldest building in Shanklin.
Gallybagger cheese, black garlic and honeycomb doughnuts: all local delicacies to indulge in. Being an island, the Isle of Wight is almost free from big chains and it is so easy to buy local products. Enjoy! ☺
Nosing around antique shops on the High street in Shanklin and talking to the locals who run them to know more about the Isle and its traditions.
You can have dinner at a place like this
Or with a view like this
You can buy affordable souvenirs and fudge boxes with stunning pictures of the Isle of Wight on them. This is also a great way to support local businesses when products are made locally.
You may have the chance of visiting a garlic farm, learning everything there’s to know about this precious bulb and trying any of the delicious products this little gem of a place stocks.
You can visit one of the most stunning palaces in the UK, the Osborne House, former royal holiday residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A fantastic couple of hours spent strolling in the gardens and the private beach plus the opportunity to see some of the most tastefully-decorated rooms of any palace in Europe.
I hope you enjoy this place as much as I did and look forward to hearing about your stories!