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Egypt Point is the most northerly spot on the island and one of Queen Victoria's favourite places. From here, she was known to enjoy the magnificent sunsets and a panoramic view of the Solent. Both are enduring attractions. Just a short stroll along the esplanade from its easterly neighbour, Cowes, Egypt Point is a must for anyone interested in sailing: its waters are alive with all kinds of colourful seafaring craft, from yachts and speedboats to liners and ferries. This is the spectator's perfect vantage point for the annual Round-The-Island yacht race. There is good sea-fishing too. On a rising tide, bumper quantities of mackerel, bass and flatfish can be caught, as well as the occasional lobster. Egypt Point features prominently in the itineraries of many organised walks around the island, and it's often visited by scuba divers hoping for a glimpse of a wrecked British steamer, sunk by a mine in 1916. Part of the hull survives underwater. A particular point of interest is the Point's unusually shaped lighthouse. Now out of commission, the 25-feet tower was built in 1897, its central red post rising from a round, white base to be topped with a white lantern.

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New Holmwood Hotel (0.03 miles)

New Holmwood Hotel

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Situated on the waters edge, providing unrivalled panoramic views of The Solent. Highest standards of decor, comfort and food. Outdoor heated pool and spa bath (summer only). Full ... More | visit website

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Villa Rothsay Hotel (0.14 miles)

Villa Rothsay Hotel
One of the finest hotels in Cowes and the Isle of Wight. This historic Victorian Sailing Villa, frequented and named by King Edward VII, now turned Country House Hotel overlooks the Solent in the heart of the ... More | visit website
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The Union Inn (0.58 miles)

The Union Inn

The Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront, it is just a short walk from the Red Funnel Hi-Speed passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally ... More | visit website

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Fountain Inn (0.66 miles)

Fountain Inn

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The Fountain Inn overlooks the River Medina, and has beautiful harbour views from its heated patio. Enjoy fresh bar food, free Wi-Fi, a good breakfast and comfy en suite rooms. The traditional ... More

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The Caledon Guest House (0.83 miles)

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A friendly bed and breakfast in central Cowes offering clean, comfortable accommodation and tasty, filling breakfasts.RoomsWe have 7 rooms: 3 singles, 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 family room (1 ... More


Windward House (0.84 miles)

Windward House
Windward House is a large detached late Victorian house situated on one of the main bus routes between West Cowes and Newport. The Chain Ferry, to East Cowes (Osborne House and Whippingham) and the Red ... More
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Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport (4.28 miles)

Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport
For shops and local amenities Newport city centre is only 1 mile away. Our Isle Of Wight (Newport) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant ... More | visit website
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Creek Gardens (4.56 miles)

Creek Gardens
Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime at one of the Isle of Wight’s premier resorts. Our luxury villas and apartments enjoy a waterside location and all the facilities you would expect from a premier resort. ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight (4.61 miles)

Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight is located in the heart of Newport, which is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers who need quick and easy access to the town centre and its surrounding ... More | visit website

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Braunstone House (4.65 miles)

Braunstone House
Braunstone House Hotel is located in Newport, the capital town of the Isle of Wight. An elegant Georgian building restored to many of it's original features including oak panelled bedrooms, secluded walled garden and fine ... More | visit website

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