Isle of Wight Guided Tours

ISLE OF WIGHT GUIDED TOURS
PRIVATE GUIDE AND TOUR PLANNER
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Ryde

Ryde

First officially recognised as a town in 1829, it is now the largest one on the Island. It also boasts the widest beach with miles of glorious golden sands. In Victorian times, this was an elegant seaside town, frequented by royalty and the fashionably rich. It originally consisted of 2 separate village communities – upper (farming) and lower (fishing).

Our tour offers something for everyone – tales from its beginnings right up to the present day. Discover its connections with Queen Victoria through to those with Anthony Minghella, director of the ‘The English Patient’ and many other films.

Step onto its famous pier to view Ryde from its best angle –appreciating why it is fondly known as ‘the town on the beach.’ Watch (and hear!) the hovercraft coming in and out, while learning the story of its invention and how it was built right here on The Isle of Wight at nearby East Cowes.

Ryde

Ryde

Ryde