Isle of Wight

Carefree short breaks & holidays

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

Official Brochures

Ther are many free booklets, maps and brochures available to help you plan your stay on the Island. Whether you are looking for a weekend break or a 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. Whether 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 will find something to suit your taste and budget.

Attractions guide

The official attractions guide is a definitive A-to-Z guide with over 60 Island attractions. You will 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 pocket map with you when visiting the Island for quick and easy reference.

Summer pocket guide

The official summer pocket guide is packed with over 100 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, pocket-sized guide is available on-board all cross-Solent ferries and at ferry terminals, Isle of Wight visitor information points and hundreds of other outlets across the Island.

Other free guides

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-sized guide 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 Island's many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

The pub walks guide: to appreciate the unspoilt beauty and atmosphere 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 friendly pub which serves food and has a beer garden. Walking routes are all based on designated footpaths.