Places to visit in Blackwater - ISLE OF WIGHT



Blackwater is a small village in the centre of the Isle of Wight, close to the county town of Newport. Situated in the heart of the island, the village is not too far away from most of the Isle of Wight’s main attractions, and is perfect if you want to have a cottage holiday in a lovely village inland as opposed to on the coast. Although Blackwater is small, it is great to relax in if you want to feel cut off from the hassles of the real world, and holidaying in seclusion with your partner in a lovely cottage can be easily done in this part of the island.

Renting a self-catering cottage in Blackwater is a wonderful idea for a special occasion, be it a wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day or if you simply just want to spend some time with your loved one in a quiet and luxurious cottage. With stunning scenery, a mild climate and the amenities of larger towns not too far away, it can make a pleasant break, and you can follow in the footsteps of pop star Robbie Williams as he came to Blackwater on a holiday retreat!

Other places to visit in and around Blackwater


visit the donkeys at Carisbrooke Castle
The town of Newport, one of the largest on the Isle of Wight, is located three kilometres north of Blackwater, and is full of activities to do and places to see if you feel like a change from the peaceful serenity of the village. One of the main draws to the Isle of Wight is Carisbrooke Castle, an incredible 12th century castle which was prison to King Charles I who tried to escape in 1648. With a beautiful Edwardian-style garden, incredible battlements and cannons, a 16thcentury tread wheel which can be demonstrated by one of the numerous donkeys who reside in the grounds and even the chance to dress up as a soldier, Carisbrooke Castle makes an excellent day out for all.

Blackwater is a lovely village with a serene atmosphere and makes a lovely cottage holiday destination in the Isle of Wight.


Bembridge to Newport Trail passes near Blackwater

walking bembridge to Newport Trail on holidayChoose a pleasant dry day during your holiday and walk the Bembridge to Newport Trail which provides one of the best opportunities for seeing the countryside of the Isle of Wight at close hand. The walk is about 20 km long.

The trail passes through farmland, woods with bluebells and along country lanes. Ventnor can at one point be spotted in the distance, the trail passes Newchurch and Kern, travels along the ridge at Brading Down, past the River Yar and on to Bembridge and the windmill.

All walkers enjoy the reward of a pub lunch to finish off a good walk.

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