Kingston - ISLE OF WIGHT

What's around Kingston?


Kingston is a small village in the south western part of the Isle of Wight in an area of beauty, surrounded by several woodland areas and country lanes. The small parish community is set in the area called the Back of the Wight, which is named so due to its geographical location as being quite isolated from the rest of the island. Kingston makes a lovely village in which to rent a self-catering cottage, as it is quaint, pretty and peaceful, and perfect for those who enjoy walking amongst untouched nature or those who simply enjoy getting lost in a good book with the sounds of wildlife all around.

View of church at Kingston from a local farm

The parish church of the village, St. James’ Church, is well worth visiting as it dates back to the 13th century. Perched on top of a hill overlooking Kingston, the church had to be re-built in 1892 by architect R.J Jones but still retains much of its original structure. It is also topped by a weathervane cockerel.

NEAR Kingston


Visit Kingston and the Isle of Wight in late April and May for stunning blossomKingston is very close by to the sea, meaning that daily beach trips can be had for lovers of the ocean. Also near to Kingston is the amusement park Blackgang Chine, just a 10 minute drive south of the village. Blackgang Chine is one of the most exciting attractions to visit on the island and is great for families. Situated on an old coastal gorge, the theme park includes a water slide and water gardens, a maze, rollercoasters and a fascinating Dinosaurland which is both fun and educational and acknowledges the rich fossil and dinosaur history on the Isle of Wight.

Also close by to Kingston is the large village of Niton, just 5 miles from Kingston and a little drive up from Blackgang Chine. With beautiful countryside and a wider selection of little shops and cosy pubs, Niton’s main draw is the St. Catherine’s Lighthouse. Visitors are welcome to guided tours of the lighthouse which, incredibly, dates back to 1323, although the present building was constructed in 1838. The tour provides visitors with information on the history of the lighthouse and is wonderful to visit for those interested in all things nautical!

Kingston is charming and serene, and great if you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere when on holiday. There are numerous good walks that pass curious aspects of country life, beehives, farms and cattle and such. There are lots of things to do around the village, however, to interest and excite you and the family.

Villages near Kingston, West Wight

Shorwell is a short drive from Kingston to the north. long the B3399 and Sandy Way.

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