A. Travel Links
Use this link to plan your journey by rail. You can book a ticket direct to Shanklin with SouthWest Trains including the Wightlink FastCat crossing from Portsmouth Harbour. Trains from London Waterloo run every hour to Shanklin.
Red Funnel Ferries
From Southampton, Red Funnel's 'Red Jet' service takes foot passengers to West Cowes in 22 minutes. Their car ferry service takes around 55 minutes to East Cowes.
The Grange is an offshoot of Skyros holidays and also Skyros HQ. Visit the Skyros website to find out more about its course-based summer holidays on the idyllic Greek island of Skyros. Courses and activities include yoga, writing, music and more.
The Automobile Association
If you intend to travel by car, then use the AA's Route Planner to map your journey all the way to The Grange in Eastcliff Road
The Wightlink foot passenger 'FastCat' runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier in around 15 minutes. Wightlink car and passenger ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and take approximately 40 minutes.
b. Music & Festivals
The dates for Bestival, again at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are 7 - 10 September 2017.
Isle of Wight Festival 2017
2017 dates now announced. 8 - 11 June inclusive.
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2017
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival - The 2017 Garlic Festival, 19 & 20 August 2016 at Newchurch.
The festival provides a great day out for islanders and visitors. It supports local businesses and food producers.
Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2017
Walking is one of the best ways to admire the Isle of Wight's stunning scenery, and one of the best times to visit is during the UK's biggest walking festival. Dates to be announced.
D. Places of Interest
Amazon World Zoo
Amazon World Zoo Park is a special kind of attraction. Here you can learn about conservation and rainforests and come face to face with some of the worlds most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures. Some you won't be able to see anywhere else in the UK or even Europe!
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