With a magnificent landscape, a stunning coastline and a climate two or three degrees warmer than the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a favourite with writers and artists for centuries. As well as beaches perfect for surfing, cycle routes that take you on a taste tour of the island’s best eateries, and dinosaur-themed attractions, the Isle of Wight has a great contemporary arts scene. Galleries exhibit and sell local art, in May there’s the Isle of Arts festival and every summer there’s an Open Studios month. And that’s before you even rock into the Isle of Wight’s legendary music festival season...
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