160. Cowes, Isle of Wight United Kingdom

June 9, 2017.kerwin.10 Likes.0 Comments

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Why

The Isle of Wight is a fascinating island and the main town of Crowe is the place where the ferries from Southampton which is on the mainland of the United Kingdom arrives. Its a small quaint town to explore. So let’s go explore it.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Where

Crowe, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom is located at the northern central part of the Isle of Wight. It’s the closest point of the island to Southampton. The island is located off the southern coast of England between England and France.

How To Get Here

By Train

Take the trains to Southampton station then take a local bus or the shuttle bus to the Ferry port. From there take the ferry to the island. You can use National Rail or Trainline.com to book tickets to Southampton.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Southampton Central Station

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Southampton Central Station

By Bus

Take National Express and MegaBus to Southhampton, then take a local bus or the special City Link bus to the ferry port.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - City Link Bus

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – City Link Bus

By Plane

The nearest major airport is Southampton Airport (SOU). You may also fly into any of the UK major airports though and then take a train to Southampton, then the local bus or the special bus to the ferry terminal.

The following airlines serve theSouthampton Airport (SOU):

Aer Lingus (EI), aurigny channel islands (GR), BMI Regional (BM), Eastern Airways (T3), flybe. (BE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL) and Volotea (V7).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. Remember they drive on the left here.

By Ferry

Take the Red Funnel ferry to the island. Journey times is about 55 minutes.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Ferry Terminal

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Ferry Terminal

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Redjet

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Redjet

 

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Redjet ferries

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Redjet ferries

Where To Stay

There’s a Best Western located in Cowes as well as a few other local properties. You may also stay in Southampton where you will find other major chains. You can just take the ferry to the island.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

Where To Eat

There are a few restaurants in Cowes even an Indian food place. Just walk around until you find something that will satisfy your palate.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Painters Arms

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Painters Arms

 

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Corries Cabin

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Corries Cabin

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

Walk the town and enjoy the narrow main street with its cute shop. Especially the sweet shop :-). There’s also a Library and on a clear day you can see the cruise ships passing by and also as you leave the Port of Southampton from which the Titanic.
There’s also a Military and Heritage and a Floating Bridge. Walking along the Marina is also quite beautiful as you see a lot of sailboats.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Library

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Library

 

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - sailboats

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – sailboats

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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Language: British English

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

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