When it comes to weekend getaways, the Isle of Wight perhaps doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But I am here to tell you that this little Island in the heart of ‘The Solent’ just off the south coast of England, is a true hidden gem for anyone who wishes to get away from London to relax near the seaside. And if you are anything like me you will be glad to hear that there are plenty of things to do on the Isle of Wight too. From learning about the Island’s medieval history associated with Carisbrooke Castle to enjoying the natural beauty of its landscape as you walk across the Needles in Alum Bay, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to partake in. Gary and I visited the Isle of Wight last October for a three day weekend getaway. This was my second visit to the Isle of Wight, whilst it was Gary’s very first time. My experience was tinged with childhood memories of our theatre excursion to the Island, whilst Gary saw everything with fresh eyes. Either way we had an extremely pleasurable long-weekend, and would whole-heartedly suggest you familiarise yourself with this spectacular part of England. I have outlined our three-day itinerary for the Isle of Wight down below. You can either follow it word for word or use it as inspiration – as always the choice is yours.