Isle of Wight Isle of Wight

An island Wight by is an area 380 км2 located on the south of Great Britain. «England is in a miniature» it is the littlest county the capital of that – Newport. A resort so liked to the queen to Victoria, that on her order was here built Osborne House, that and now is open for a visit. Also an island is famous chalky cliffs form about 68 million years back.

Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight

Development of ferry infrastructure

An island is located in a channel English Channel in the distance only six kilometres from the coast of county of Hampshire. An important tourist object, most visitors of that are habitants of Great Britain, is related to the mainland by a few ferry ferriages. An island is washed the Irish sea and channel of Te-Solent.

Ferry routes of island Wight

To get to the island Wight more comfortable than all from Portsmouth or Саутгемптона, also there is a report with Lymington. Reserving a ticket on a ferry is recommended beforehand. A fare depends on the presence of the transported transport (car, motor cycle) and comfort of ship. Among the highly sought routes following:

  • Portsmouth – Fishburne (carferry, time on the way – 40 minutes);
  • Ryde – Portsmouth – Harbor;
  • Portsmouth – Ryde (passenger ship delivering to the island for 10-20 minutes);
  • Yarmouth – Lymington.

Routes are served by two companies – Red Funnel Wightlink. Ferries are equipped by comfortable passenger places and cafe. Cabins are absent, because voyages last less hour. If to reserve a ticket on a ferry beforehand, it is possible substantially to economize.

Greater part of island Wight is declared the zone of unique natural beauty, for this reason it is not needed even to doubt in that rest here will bring the unforgettable impressions and delight from pleasure picturesque landscape. Sandy beaches, comfortable cafes and tea, rural paths, mild climate – all of it assists a measure rest in harmony with nature.