Isle of Wight

Carefree short breaks & holidays

A family takes a break from cycling at the summit of Culver Down © IW Tourism

Official Brochures

A variety of free booklets, maps and brochures are available to help you plan your holiday on the Island. Whether you are looking for a weekend break or family holiday, the official Isle of Wight accommodation brochure contains everything you need to help you plan your perfect getaway.

To order your free brochure today please fill-in the online request form (external link).

Accommodation guide

The official accommodation guide makes finding the right place to stay simple. Choose from over 500 quality graded properties across the Island. Wheather you would prefer to stay in a family run bed and breakfast, a grand hotel by the sea or get away from it all in a caravan or camping park, you'll find something to suit your taste and budget.

Attractions guide

The official attractions guide is a definitive A to Z guide to over 60 Island attractions. You'll be spoilt for choice with the huge range of exciting and educational attractions, including theme parks, castles, wildlife centres, botanical gardens and cinemas. Bring the hand map with you, when visiting the Island, for quick and easy reference to attractions.

Summer pocket guide

The official summer pocket guide is packed with over a hunred pages of information about resorts, beaches, pubs, restaurants and last minute places to stay, as well as listing over 90 attractions and things to do. The handy, back-pocket-size guide is available on board all cross-Solent ferries and terminals, Isle of Wight visitor information points and hundreds of other outlets across the Island.

Other free guides

To order any of the free booklets and guides below, please call the Wight Hotline on 01983 813813. There is a postage and packaging charge of 50p per guide up to a maximum of £2.00.

The eating out guide: you will find some great ideas in the official pocket guide to food and drink on the Island, available free of charge from visitor information points and most hotels. Sample the delicious local produce, wines and beers in a host of smart restaurants and bistros, historic country pubs, or waterfront inns with fine views and terrific atmosphere.

The camping guide: the ideal guide for planning a camping trip to the Isle of Wight. This guide details a variety of accommodation options and gives a selection of great holiday activity ideas.

The Sandown and Shanklin guide: a 24-page, pocket-size guide which was developed in partnership with Island 2000 Trust and the Countryside Agency. The rural walks and cycle routes detailed in the publication are located within the Islandís many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The golf guide: sponsored by Red Funnel, and part of the tourist board's ongoing commitment to promoting the Island as a quality destination for golfing breaks. The new 24 page guide provides details on the Islands eight golf courses (Osborne, Ryde, Newport, Shanklin & Sandown, Ventnor, Freshwater Bay, Cowes and Westridge) which vary in size and character and with pars ranging from 58 to 70, all abilities are catered for.

The pub walks guide: to appreciate the unspoilt beauty and atmoshpere of the Island, there is no better way than to strike off along a footpath. All routes in the official pub walks guide include at least one hospitable pub which serves food and has a beer garden. Walking routes are all based on designated footpaths.