The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 3 to 5 mi (5 to 8 km) off the coast of Hampshire. We visited in Carisbrooke Castle, Amazon World Zoo Park, The Needles, Coloured sand cliffs.

Carisbrooke Castle King Charles 1 was imprisoned here for the last year of his life and tried unsuccessfully to escape at least twice. Walking round and enjoying the view and a tearoom in the Castle.

Amazon World Zoo Park A large selection of Tropical Birds and animals/insects and some reptiles within this Amazon Rainforest attraction with a difference. Birds everywhere and more animals too.

The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, UK, close to Alum Bay. The Needles Lighthouse stands at the end of the formation. Built in 1859, it has been automated since 1994. The formation takes its name from a fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot’s Wife that collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck. The Needles were featured on the 2005 TV programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of Southern England. You can go near to them with boath.

Coloured sand cliffs Alum Bay is a bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within sight of the Needles. Of geological interest and a tourist attraction, the bay is noted for its multi-coloured sand cliffs. Alum Bay is the location of a classic sequence of Eocene beds of soft sands and clays, separated by an unconformity from the underlying Cretaceous Chalk Formation that forms the adjoining headland of West High Down. Due to geological folding of the Alpine orogeny, the strata in the main section of the bay are vertical, with younger rocks to the west. The sands are coloured due to oxidised iron compounds formed under different conditions Alum Bay sand includes extremely pure white silica, which was once extracted for glass and pottery manufacture. We are went down for natural coloured sand with chairlift and walked back up, that’s was very good experience and a view unforgettable.

When you there you can use public transport or hire the car. 

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